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Darren Thompson (Ojibwe/Tohono O'odham) is a Native American flute player, writer and educator from the Lac du Flambeau Ojibwe Reservation in Northern Wisconsin. His commentary on American Indian cultural identity, as well as his reviews of his music, has been published in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Chicago Tribune, National Public Radio, and numerous media throughout the world. His writing has been published in Native Peoples Magazine, Native Max Magazine, Native News Online, Indian Country Today, and News from Indian Country. He has performed at America's most prestigious American Indian cultural organizations and institutions including the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian, the Heard Museum, the National Music Museum and the Crazy Horse Monument. His second album, "Between Earth and Sky" has earned Darren a Native American Music Award nomination for "Flutist of the Year" in 2016. In 2017, Darren partnered with well-known flute maker Jon Norris to develop the Darren Thompson Signature Flute reflecting Darren's Ojibwe culture and providing a world-class performance instrument; the instruments sold out in their first month.
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