Kevin is known throughout the world as a visionary Hoop Dancer, the preeminent player of the indigenous Northern Plains flute, a traditional storyteller, cultural ambassador, recording artist and educator.
"A young hunter tracked an elk to a remote, unfamiliar place high up on the mountain. He stopped to rest, and in the stillness he heard a soft, soothing, unusual sound."
The Hoop Dance
"I dedicate this vision dance of renewal to the ne…
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On stage at Smithsonian Folklife Festival 2016 in Washington DC with Max Defender Jr. from North Dakota. Over 50,000 visitors from across the US and […]Read More
Afternoon of “Music In The Park” at Paul Weiser Memorial Park “Pocket Park” in Hazen, SD in conjunction with the awesome folks at Knife River. […]Read More
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You have to see the magnificence of the Kevin Locke Native Dance Ensemble live to really appreciate why this ensemble is so exceptional.
Three years in the making, this breakthrough recording, produced by two-time Grammy winner Tom Wasinger, features traditional Lakota songs played on flute by Kevin and arranged in a vibrant contemporary world music setting.
Collectively referred to as the Sioux, this confederacy includes four Santee divisions, the two Yankton and Yanktonai divisions, and the Lakota (Teton) as the seventh division.
(Tokeya Inajin is his Lakota name, meaning "The First to Arise") is known throughout the world as a visionary Hoop Dancer, the preeminent player of the indigenous Northern Plains flute, a traditional storyteller, cultural ambassador, recording artist and educator.Read More
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makes his music with the drum, the flute, and the rattle, along with his singing voice.