Kokopeli Dreams Fernando Cellicion Native American Flute Music.
Fernando Cellicion lives in te Zuni Pueblo village located on the Zuni Indian Reservation in the western part of New Mexico. He is internationally recognized for his expertise on the plains style Native American wooden flute.
Fernando's repertoire includes many traditional Zuni Pueblo Songs as well as songs from other Pueblos and plains tribes. All the songs that he composes and plays come from the heart.
He Plays for mother earth, the sky, the stars, mother moon, father sun, to all the deities that have helped his people "The A'Shiwi," survive the many difficulties that they have endured over the centuries. But, most of all he plays for our creator known to his people as "The Keeper of All Roads."
In 1989, Fernando was the only American out of 390 International musicians invited to participate in an international music festival held at the Parc De La villette in Paris, France in commemoration of the bicentennial of the French Revolution.
Fernando is a member of the Artists of Indian America, Inc., an organization founded by opera singer Bonnie Jo Hunt. The A.I.A. is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, The New Mexico Arts Division, and private contributions. The A.I.A. travels to different commmunities and schools to motivate and promote cultural pride in the young Native American people through the arts. Fernando serves the A.I.A. as a Native American Dance Specialist.