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Flute, drum, gentle finger-picking acoustic Folk guitar and
Bunny's memorable voice singing lyrics that resonate from the heart of
the sacred Black Hills, to
positively relate ancient indigenous perspectives critical for our
lives, our planet, and our future!
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stimulates in students an acute awareness of their own natural
ability to make music while learning to recognize the subtleties of
high and low, long and short, fast and slow sounds, rhythms,
identify the emotions that accompany these sounds, and to recognize
how music puts people in relationship with each other and with the
natural world all around them..."
Jamestown Sun Review
||Bunny as well received for the festival so we wanted
to bring her back...instills ...an
appreciation of how the silences in between music notes give sounds
'color', depth, definition and impact, which helps to make a truly
memorable and dynamic performance."
Felicia Sargent, Director,
National Buffalo Museum
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comments from fans across the globe
"What we liked about the program was her personality - amiable,
cheerful, intelligent, engaging. We also enjoyed the artifacts
she brought, showed, explained and demonstrated. We would
definitely like to have more programs like this one."
Hillcrest School, grades 2- 8
|"Students enjoyed the program, and I
liked the way Bunny Sings Wolf related to the children and included
Teacher of Grades 5-6 from Spiritwood School
"Spiritwood students especially liked: seeing the
exhibits, smelling the "buffalo fat] soap, seeing all the items
[Plains Indians] made from the buffalo, singing the songs, and when
Bunny Sings Wolf played the flutes and drums." from
other Teachers Spiritwood School
(from a letter to National Buffalo Museum
Thank you so much for including us in the grant for the Artist in
Residence program with Bunny Sings Wolf. She did a wonderful
job and we all learned so much as we enjoyed her music.
The Artist-in-Residence is a great opportunity and made this
wonderful learning experience possible for our students. Thank
you for planning and writing the grant and sharing the experience
with the Anne Carlsen Center students.
Julie Hoeckle, Learning Center Coordinator
Anne Carlsen Center
Changing Lives Forever
"The program with Bunny was
superb...very informative on the Native Americans, just the right
length of time for the age span we had"
3 Teacher, Montpelier School
"The atmosphere of the museum
was great! Bunny did a good job of supplying the kids with
Teacher, Grades 1-6, from
"We liked the music and the
explanation of the uses of buffalo parts. The students especially
liked participating with the drum. The hands on activities
were truly enjoyed and all the props for kids to seed and touch made
it all very interesting for students, and it held their attention.
This program reinforced what is taught in North Dakota History."
Grade 1 Teacher comments from Pingree-Buchanan School
"Music, movement, singing, hands on materials - Yes! ...all
enjoyed it and it was appreciated." Kindergarten Teacher, 22
students from Washington Elementary
"I liked that Bunny taught the students so many
valuable lessons about buffalo, music, and Indian culture. The
students were able to move about and sing. We loved this
program! Students loved Bunny and talked about her concert
all week long. She will be missed. We had to buy some of
her CD's so that we could continue to listen to her music!
YES, YES, YES! Thanks so much ...we loved our experience!
Rohr, Kindergarten, Louis L'Amor School
"The program kept the kids
interest. She used terms and examples that the kids could
relate to. They are STILL SINGING "Dance! Buffalo, Dance!"
Our Savior's Lutheran Grades 4-7 Teacher comments
lots of great information,
the drum was really nice.
think of anything I would have changed, it was wonderful.
students enjoyed the program and were very engaged - especially the
music and drum, our children respond well to music and sound.
We loved the music and learning about recycling and Bunny's singing
and beautiful voice. We learned SO MUCH about the buffalo. Our
students listened and smiled a lot. I think our students were
more attentive for this program than they usually are. We appreciate Bunny's sharing. Thank you.
Teacher, Anne Carlsen Center for Children
"The children liked "everything"
but would have enjoyed learning more songs and listening to Bunny
sing more songs! We would definately like to have more pgrams
like this one! " 18 students from Roosevelt School
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Why does Bunny
play the "Native American" flute?
as a "French horn" is a particular type of musical instrument,
"Native American flute" refers to a particular type/style of musical
instrument. Also the style of storytelling dubbed "Native
American Storytelling" does not guarantee presentation by an
enrolled member of a Federally-recognized tribal member.
A reviewer with the Rapid City Journal dubbed Bunny's music as
"Lakota-inflective Folk" which aptly describes the type
and subject matter of the original music that has come to her
in dreams which she shares often with flute music (which also came
in dreams along with the lyrics and music of her songs). Her
music comes to build bridges among races of all people, Red, Yellow,
White and Black, and educate, show honor and respect for human BE-ings,
Lakota and ALL other earth- nurturing, Native American and/or
indigenous or other life honoring ways, perspectives and
"I"m white, but I can't
Although Bunny has a rich mix of first nations ancestry, continues
to learn from, shares with and associates with many well respected
"Federally-recognized" Native American Indian tribal elders,
chiefs, and medicine people, and she has researched the
stories and teachings that stem from cultural perspectives that she
may share in workshops or performances, please know that the
music and the original songs she shares (and the stories and
teachings that come with them) have come to her in dreams.
While she plays Native American flutes in music that is enjoyed and
endorsed by many prominent card carrying Native Americans,
Bunny Sings Wolf's music does NOT claim to be "Native American made"
as is now specified by the U.S. Government. IF it is your
desire to listen only to music made by an enrolled member of a
"federally-recognized" "Native American" musician, you may
find them through a web search.
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Student and Teacher - REVIEWS! below
"Thank you so very MUCH! That WAS WONDERFUL!!!" Miranda Hicks
"Excellent!" Connie Peplinski
"Very Spiritual" Scott Erickson
"AWESOME, lady, AWESOME!" Bob Marley
Recent Teacher comments from Douglas County Schools:
"She had the students all singing and howling at the moon in her "Moon"
"Thank you so much for including Rural Schools. We really enjoyed the
concert and the workshop."
Excerpts from Douglas County 4th grade Student comments:
"Thank you for singing for us. You inspired my heart...you are an awesome
singer. Thank you Bunny." from Robert
"I have one of your CD's I listen to it all the time. It is wonderful. I
listen to it more than my other CDs"
Love Miranda Deann Richards
"You were wonderful at the flute...I liked all of the songs" Love, Jolene
"I love your music/songs. Do you sing on the radio? Someone says you do. I
think you should have your own music channel." Your listening buddy
"You are a wonderful listen and singer. I like all your music" Your
Excerpts from Douglas 2nd grade Student comments:
"Bunny makes me think about how careful and respectful the Indians were to
the Buffalow. and how smart the Indians were to make food, home, paint,
and how to protect themselves" Loren
"I like buffaloes" Austin
"I learned the Native Americans use buffalo parts for stuff" Spenzer
"Bunny is part Native American and she has mokasins that are deckeradded.
Bunny has a lot of instermeins. Bunny is realy good at playing instermeins."
"Bunny's song made me feel like I live in a teapee and feel like a
"Bunny's presentation made me feel happy. I liked the story."
"Bunny made me think about faith." Maryann
"Bunny makes me think that it's sad for the Indians to kill the buffalo
because they want the buffalo to live" Becca
"I like that the Indians could make toys with the buffalo hooves" Zach
"Bunny made me think about Native Amukn when they sken the bufalo. They
make close." Tarist
"...she made me think that her presentation was the best presentation in
the hole school and she made me feel like I was IN the presentation and
that I was a Native American they made me think that I was Bunny she plays
a guitar." Janice
"Bunny played the songs it made me think of the lullabys that my mom used
to sing to me when I was three years old." Lauren
Excerpts from St. Stephens' Indian School Middle Class:
"What I like about the presentation was
that it was so awesome and all of her instruments were so cool. I
really like her flutes and her guitar, I thought the buffalo blanket
hanging on the rocking chair was very beautiful" Chandria
"I really liked your music. It was really
nice of you to come to our school and sing for us. I like your name
I guess you were named that for a reason, I hoped you enjoyed us because
we enjoyed you. I hope people start to come more often like you. I
hope you make more songs because you got talent. Thanks for taken your
time to come see us. THANK U" Jenice
"I would like to say that your
presentation was pretty good and that I hope you come back to our school
and I wish you all the luck and hope and that you get really famous and
just that you come back. Sincerely," Blanche Ridgley
"What I liked about Bunny Sings Wolf's
presentation was her guitar and flutes were interesting to me because they
were pretty designs on them. She made music with 'em and a duck
shaped head at the end of the flute I thought that was neat. And her
music sounded great her voice was very buityful. That's what I like
about Bunny's presentation" Dawn
"I think it was nice of you to let the
6th, 7th, and 8th grade boys and girls use your instruments to help you
sing. I would like to thank you. So Thank You" Breanna Linkin
"I would like to say that your
presentation was great. The songs that you play for the kids were
cool. it would be really wonderful if you would come back some time.
I wish you hope, pride, and luck along the way. Thank you." Nikki
"What I liked about the assembly on
Monday was that Bunny Sings Wolf was a singer and she knew how to play a
flute and play drums. Bunny Sings Wolf is a cool drummer and a flute
player. I think she should have played more songs" Mattew,
LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION:
"Greetings Arts Council,
...It gives me great pleasure and honor to tell you about Bunny and
her musical talents. She has preformed at our store in Rapid City
South Dakota and has made her music available through our book and music
Bunny's music is only unique to her own style and she
is a very compassionable person as is evidenced in her music. I
strongly believe that she will make an excellent role model for the Arts
Council. She has a wonderful personality and its charismatic and can
communicate to others very well. Our collection of music is by far
one of the most extensive collections of Native American music in the
area. We offer approximately 1400 titles of music and now Bunny's
music is part of our collection..." Marty J. Frogg, Manager/Coordinator,
Prairie Edge Book and Music Store,
He Sapa Distribution
March 27, 2002 -
- - "On numerous occasions over the past two and a half years,
my wife Judy and I have been a part of an appreciative audience for Bunny
Sings Wolf's performances at the Alpine Inn in Hill City...plus this year
we have driven from Rapid City to Deadwood on many occasions to view her
performances at B.B. Cody's. Always, we have found the trips
worth the effort!
Each performance was unique
and a very special experience. Bunny relates directly to the
audience, tailoring her selection of songs for that individual occasion
and the specific audience she entertains. For example, we have
watched her pay special attention to young adults and children, often
inviting them to come on stage and play the drum or rattle with her.
Of course, the audience loved this personal touch!
In planning our wedding last
summer, we hired Bunny to sing. The highlight of her performance was
this: Bunny surprised us with a song she had written especially for
our wedding day. This song - "Our Special Day" -
captured the essence of our day. our love, and our
relationship with Bunny, the performer and our friend. This more
than anything else I could say captures the essence of Bunny, the
performer, and Bunny, the professional. In a word, she cares
about each performance as a reflection of a special time and place.
Of course, Bunny is always
professional, punctual, and a pleasure! You will not be disappointed
with the manner in which Bunny captures the moment for your audience.
To be specific. she will do for our audiences exactly what she did for our
wedding: provide a personal, professional performance!
In closing, both my wife
Judy and I recommend Bunny Sings Wolf without reservation for any venue in
which an audience gathers to hear music "that matters." We
whole-heartedly recommend to any worthwhile venue the passion, the caring
songs, the soul-stirring lyrics, and memorable experience of a Bunny Sings
Wolf performance. Your audiences will thank you. Sincerely yours,
Alfed R. Boysen, Ed.D., Professor of English
. . . from Old World
Company, Wally Matush (originator of the now famous Alpine Inn)
have known Bunny since 1985...Her communications skills proved to be
excellent with our guests. Bunny also did some very fine drawings
for me. I believe her to be one of the finest artists I have known.
Bunny . . . has performed at
the Alpine Inn in Hill City, and other private engagements. The
guests have enjoyed her songs, which she composed herself. She
expressed the ability to involve the guests in the background of her
lyrics, teaching them the history of her songs.
I have found that our guests
have spoken very highly of her artistic qualities. Bunny is a very
accommodating and flexible person."
. . . from previous Weston
County Library Director, Carma L. Shoop
"I am writing a
letter in support of Bunny Sings Wolf. I am the Director of Weston
County Library, and was also a teacher for seven years. Bunny Sings
Wolf performed a the Grand Opening of the newly remodeled Children's
Library March of 2001.
Dynamic and excellent do not even begin
to describe the vibrant and original performance which Bunny gives to her
audience. The Grand Opening was attended by a wide age group and a
diverse population. Bunny has a talent for gathering in those around her.
The age and place in the community made no difference in how attentive
they were to her performance. The majority of her music is original
and besides her superior rich voice she uses a wide variety of
instruments. During her performance she also encouraged the audience to
participate by coming up and while using her instruments participated
while she sang.
While teaching I attended
many of the Arts Council programs so I am familiar with the talented
artists that perform for the Wyoming Arts Council and I highly recommend
Bunny Sings Wolf."
...from Weston County
Museum Director, Bobbie Jo Tysdal
"It is with great pleasure I write this letter of recommendation for Bunny
Sings Wolf. She took part with her time and talents...here at the museum
for our annual Living History Days and our annual Candlelight Living
Christmas. Our history days are two days of hands-on experiences for
school children from Weston, Crook, and Campbell counties, as well as
rural schools from South Dakota, the includes about 500 students,
t4achers, and parent chaperones.
During history days Bunny
performed her own brand of folk music as well as traditional
Native American music. Bunny made several
visits to the museum prior to the event to plan and organize her
presentation to the school. children. She was very excited about
working with the Weston County Museum District to provide this opportunity
to the children and heir teachers. She tied her program in with our
overall theme of Native American and Pioneer days of our local region.
She was very knowledgeable on the cultures she was portraying and the
teachers were very pleased with her programs. Her relationship with
her audience was very special. Her communication with the children,
which ranged in age from Kindergarten through eighth graders, was
exceptional. She was able to adapt her program immediately to
whatever age group was presented. She physically interacted wit the
students by allowing them to "help" her with her music by playing some of
her instruments and singing with her. A large majority of the thank
you letters we received from the sutdents and teachers indicated Bunny was
their favorite station.
During the Candlelight
Christmas celebration Bunny performed for approximately 350 people
throughout the evening [by playing her original compositions on her
beautiful White Buffalo Native American
flutes, in full Native American
regalia]. Once again she came to the museum ahead of time to prepare
and plan her presentation as we were locating her in a different area of
the museum for this. She performed a wide variety of music for this
event, including some of her newest [original] music. The response
was, once again, very favorable from the audiences. Many people
asked me to have her return for future events. Bunny is a very
personable and experienced performer. Her communications skills and
knowledge of her subjects are exceptional. I look forward to working
with her in the future."
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Most asked question:
can I get a copy of Bunny's latest new songs that I heard at her
Most of Bunny's ORIGINAL
SONGS (upward of 450 at last count) have
"arrived" usually at 3:00 a.m., in the form of dreams
since Bunny has been living at home in the Black
Hills. Waking her from deep sleep - playing in her
head - complete with words and music, she records them, to learn and
share later. In honoring this unique music gift, Bunny feels a solemn responsibility to the Creator
to use her voice and carry these songs to as many people as possible.
Lyrics of some of these songs, yet unreleased on CD, may be found on
Lyrics page. If you wish to be added to the growing list of those who want to
be notified when new CD's are available, and receive announcements of her UPCOMING LIVE PERFORMANCES scheduled in YOUR AREA,
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peace and harmony among all our relations. Mitakuye
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