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Hawk Henries, flute

Hawk Henries is a member of the Chaubunagungamaug band of Nipmuck, a people indigenous to what is now southern New England. He has been composing original music and making Eastern Woodlands flutes using hand tools for 30 years. He excels in creating a calming yet engaging and contemplative space while maintaining a note of humor.

Mr. Henries has had the honor of presenting at venues such as the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian, New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Harvard Medical School graduation, and in the U.K. with the London Mozart Players. He also enjoys educational settings from kindergarten to university and small venues where he can engage the audience in dialogue.

Mr. Henries’ reputation as a flute maker has grown and he now has flutes all over the world and in several museums. He has three original CDs: First Flight, Keeping the Fire, and Voices. He is also featured on the compilation CD Tribal Winds. His music has been used in a variety of films and documentaries, some of which won or were nominated for Emmy awards.

To learn more about Hawk Henries, visit his website at