Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Cody Blackbird

About: Cody Blackbird

Cody Blackbird is a traditional Native American Flutist who is Eastern Band Cherokee and Dakota. To date, he has released four full length albums and performed with the likes of Grammy award winners Joanne Shenandoah, Bill Miller, Rock and Roll Hall Of Famer Nokie Edwards of the Ventures and others. For his third album, The Journey, Cody was named Flutist of the Year by the Native American Music Awards. He is the youngest ever recipient of this prestigious award. Cody has been playing the flute and practicing traditional singing since the age of eight. Music runs in the Blackbird family; Cody's father is also a renowned American Indian poet and songwriter

Cody has lived in many different places across the U.S. including Ohio, Idaho, South Dakota and Alaska, which has allowed him to experience varying cultures and traditions. He was brought up with and still follows the Dakota way of life and maintains a traditional lifestyle. Cody tours on a full-time basis and also works with youth across the country as a motivational speaker tackling subjects like substance abuse, suicide prevention, and goal-setting. In keeping with his lifestyle, he also emphasizes the importance of holding on to traditional values.

Cody has been featured in various publications including The New York Times, Lakota Country Times, Lakota Journal, and Indian Country Today. With his unique blend of traditional flute, hand drum, and powerful vocals, Cody has opened up the world of Native American music to a new generation.


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