Darren Thompson Signature Flute
The Darren Thompson Signature Flute is one Darren's most celebrated accomplishments. A custom flute was designed through conversation with flute maker Jon Norris and Darren to share the Native American flute craftsmanship with the world. The instrument was a cedar crane flute, inspiring learners who hear it to learn about Ojibwe culture.
Many instruments collected in the late 1800's and early 1900's have decorations of birds in the instrument to embody the significance of a particular bird to a person, family, or group of people. The crane has a very special significance to the Ojibwe people and their history. During his performances he shares aspects of the Ojibwe language and culture through sharing the story of the crane and its significance to the Ojibwe people. Reflecting on the traditional use of cedar among American Indian cultures for many material objects, the flute is made out of Eastern Red Cedar and is painted with original Earth pigments.
To view, purchase Darren's first signature flute please visit Jon Norris Music & Arts.