“Öngtupqa” performers take musical performance on the road

Matthew Nelson plays clay pots during a recent performance of “Öngtupqa” in Camp Verde. (Photo/Larry Simkins)

Matthew Nelson plays clay pots during a recent performance of “Öngtupqa” in Camp Verde. (Photo/Larry Simkins)

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Gary Stroutsos plays a Hopi long flute. (Photo/Larry Simkins)

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Clark Tenakhongva sings and plays rattles. (Photo/Levi Davis)

Öngtupqa is the Hopi name for a Grand Canyon and also the name of the new project which features recordings from the oldest instruments of the Southwest. The trio performed at the Desert View Watchtower on the South Rim last year and have now taken the show to other parts of the state.

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