Music items by Charley, D'von

  • Canyon Voice By D'von Charley
         The Native American flutes primary purpose is to win over the female gender: to play her a son and enchyant her heart. Kokopelli is alwayhs seen playing his flute and dancing. His name is most often linked to fertility and the joy of life. Abundance can be felt when life comes forth. Kokopelli was a man who traveled widely and carried a sack on his back which contained seeds, babies, blankets and songs to offer maidens. When Kokopelli appeared he used a tradition five hole flute. Today you will mainstream flutist using the six hole flutes. You will come across flutes with two or three chambers that will give you a sound of many flutes playing together. The flutes have become a hand carvers work of art, usually made of western red cedar. Each taking a week or so to create, each never the same, like twins. They can look alike, but carry on like peole with their own personality and identities.
         My talent as a flutist brings spiritual solace, not only to myself, but others as well. I possess and utilize these musical instruments or prehistoric melodies, just as kokopelli. As one of his children or Kokopelli's flute child, my music comes from my soul and the inspiration of that moment. Therefore, I play to express my emotions. My music continues to be unplanned neither written nor rehearsed. Listen well, for you will not hear the same piece repeated. I play my chants with deep concentration. My spirited magic is within myself.
         The history of the flute will always remain my mystery, just as the stars and galaxies. This new millennium of mankind is here for now, but Kokopelli will remain with me throughout eternity.
         Thank you. May beauty be all around you.
         D'von Charley
  • D'von Charley_Splendors Of Canyon De Chelly
         Native American Flutist of the Dine Nation. Charley is a native of Canyon De Chelly, Arizona in the Northeastern part of the Four corners region also know as Chinle. Charley is of the Salt People Clan (Ashil hii). Born for the Zuni red streak running into water clan (Na Neesh tezie Ta Chii nii). As a kid D'von was inspired afteer hearing a local Native American radio station playing traditional flute music. Charley is a self-taught flutist. He picked up and began composing his music in 1995 while attending Sherman Indian High School in Riverside, California. After meeting Travis Terry at a local restaurant in 2004 where D'von was employed and gaining continuest inspiration he began performing and traveling the navajo reservation as well as performing at the 23rd annual BBQ Festival in Lexington, North Carolina in the Fall of 2006. His talent as a flute player/composer took him traveling halfway around the world to Paris, France with composer/recording artist Jay Begay.
         In June 2007, Sharing, Teaching and Conveying his music that touches and sooths the heart and soul. First of all I would like to dedicate this album to my brotheres who passed on, Delbert in 2003 and Bunnie in 2007 and far most I would like to thank the creator and my parents for making this all possible. In-House Records, High Spirits for the great sounding flutes, Travis Terry and Jay Begaye for the inspiration and Exposure on a professional basis, all the fans, my sister Tara, My Brother Gerald, Darren, Rayfield, Jay for the Support Hittin' the canyon, my neighbor,One Son, 2Tymez, Hampton Inn, Antelope Point, all the schools across the Reserve, and to all that I did not recognize may you walk in beauty and may beauty be all around you. Thank you for purchasing this CD. Your Bussiness is very much appreciated. May my music take you on a journey into the galaxies and the discovery of your inner being.