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Not your grandfather’s flute music

Flutist, Brad Clonch, takes center stage as native dancers perform with the group.

Flutist, Brad Clonch, takes center stage as native dancers perform with the group. "My first time playing the Native American flute was actually here at Southeastern," recalled Clonch.

Jerry Billy

Flutist, Brad Clonch, takes center stage as native dancers perform with the group. "My first time playing the Native American flute was actually here at Southeastern," recalled Clonch.

Jerry Billy

Jerry Billy

Flutist, Brad Clonch, takes center stage as native dancers perform with the group. "My first time playing the Native American flute was actually here at Southeastern," recalled Clonch.

Jerai Billy, Staff Writer

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Injunuity performed, at the Southeastern in Montgomery Auditorium on November 7. Injunuity is a Native American flute centric roots group.

Brad Clonch, flutist, said, “We draw all our inspiration from historical documentary pieces of the tribes, stories and traditions.”

Injunuity originally started as a duet with Jeff Carpenter, guitarist, and Brad Clonch, flutist. The two musicians played one of their first songs as a duet “By my Side”

The song “Unconquered” was performed in honor of the Chickasaw people. This song is used to describe the Chickasaw people because they are known as the “Spartans of the Southeast” for because they have never of lost a battle or war.

Clonch said, “I was gifted the Native American flute from a Chickasaw Elder, my primary instrument was the piano.” Clonch continues, “My first time playing the Native American flute was actually here at Southeastern. The Native American flute is a huge icon, because different tribes have many uses for the flute, such as healing or courting.”

Injunuity is now a full band with the addition of Bryan Harrison on drums and Phillip Sullivan on bass guitar.

Injunuity’s performance at Montgomery Auditorium included the band, a guest vocalist and tribal dancers.

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