Native Talk: Native American Storytelling, Music and Performance Art by California Luisenos.


  Chaz, adorned with an animal skin, plays the fox.

NATIVE TALK presents traditional California Indian tales performed by Luiseño storytellers Cathleen and Chaz Chilcote.  Original and traditional Indian flute music is performed by Brandon Chilcote Wallace to accompany the stories.  These storytellers and musicians are members of the San Luis Rey Band of Mission Indians.

The use of props made from natural materials, music played on the Indian flute as well as other traditional folk instruments, and the energy of the storytellers make their wonderful, rich stories come alive for all age groups.  Native Talk’s performances are designed for schools, libraries, cultural workshops, and other public events.  The presentations include local Luiseño history and samples of the Luiseño language.

Native Talk has performed at the following:  two years at the USD Indian Festival, San Diego American Indian Culture Days-Balboa Park, Pepper Tree Day-San Luis Rey Mission, Luiseño Stories and Music Program-San Luis Rey Mission lecture series, Wetland Avengers Event-San Diego Aquatic Program, San Diego River Days, Christmas at Guajome-Rancho Guajome,  All Faith Service-USD Immaculata Church , and a variety of school settings including traditional classrooms, entire school assemblies, art history classes, nature studies, and homeschool groups.

 
Cathleen tells a story holding a large, yellow ball above her head.
Brandon, Cathleen and Chaz.
Brandon plays a flute.