Breath of Spirit
Jesse Kalu profile by: Diana James

Gently & powerfully, song reaches into the depths of my heart, echoing off the ancient walls of red
rock canyons. Coyotes call while birds soar overhead. Ocean waves dance with the wind and thunder.
Whales move in silent power & grace beneath the surface, while the far-away cry of an eagle is heard.
A feeling of profound connected-ness to all that is, permeates my being as the music ends, and the
simple prayer is heard, 'Peace to your journey, love & light to your path, one in spirit, journey well'.
This whole experience of sound & Spirit, is produced by one man sitting quietly, in the center
of a musical vortex & colorful imagery, playing his own hand-crafted bamboo flutes.

The story of my friend & brother of the heart Jesse, is a story of Spirit, finding joyous expression
in the life-paths of individual human beings, who have actualized their dreams. As a native chamorru
of the Mariana Islands, Jesse lived his early years on a tropical territory of the U.S. in the northern
pacific. Jesse remembers playing in the island bamboo groves as a child at the age of 4, and
being treated by elders skilled in herbal medicine when he was ill. It was then, that he
began to hear the melodies from within, that 'danced in his heart'.

Jesse has lived and ventured in America, traveling through every state since 1976. The incredible
vastness of the land moved him to continue to explore. Finally, in the red canyons of Sedona Arizona,
Jesse felt he had come home. His move to Sedona in June of 91, led to profound experiences that
began to unfold. Inspired by the Stillness of the canyons, that first year playing flutes, echoed,
the inherent peace of the heart. In 92, he began to make & named each flute to reflect that.

Then soon after, Jesse discovered nature voices in his flutes, also to sing his native language. By
1993, Jesse began sharing throughout the United States & Internationally, his Heartfelt Presentation:
bamboo flutes, story, poetry & nature voices. In Jan of 95, he was invited to present at a Yoga for
World Peace Conference in Jerusalem, Israel. In 1996 through 2002, he toured several times in
Austria, Germany, and Switzerland. As Jesse continues to share, somehow, he is able to
play & create native american style flutes, from bamboo growing wild in Sedona.

Yet to read or write music, Jesse has not trained in understanding technical music theory. His
songs come from the heart, each one affecting his audiences in a unique way. Each flute has its
own name and song. From these flutes, comes the sounds of nature: the doves, quails, loons,
hawk, owl, seagulls, dolphins, whales, coyotes, wolf, elk & more. We met Jesse Kalu a few
years ago, when we attended a concert he shared at a bookstore in Sedona. Looking out
at red-rock panoramas along with the music, evoked ancient memories of gentle
times, living in creative harmony with nature and each other.

 I wiIl never forget my first experience of Jesse's art, and I've heard him play & sing many times
since. We ended up staying in Sedona, spending most of our time early on as guests at his home.
He led us on countless walks on the land, to secret & sacred places, always bringing one of his
flutes along. We'd get to the top of an arduous climb & find that he disappeared! Then we'd
hear his enchanting music, echoing off surrounding canyons, weaving songs of the land
itself into our experience. For me, Jesse's music is a bridge to many cultures, other
times & places, yet always centered here & now. Something different happens
for me every time I let myself enter into the sacred space he creates.



Heartfelt Presentation: Echoes of Silence. Inherent peace of the heart.
Before thoughts. Beyond words. Closer than your heartbeat.

Bamboo Flutes ~ Story ~ Poetry ~ Nature Voices

Free on-going Concerts. Call for times:
Fridays: Hyatt Pinon Pointe (928) 204-8836
Saturdays: Sedona Pines Resort (928) 282-6640 ~ Sundays: Villas of Sedona (928) 204-7341




Concert Tour 2002
Meersburg, Germany Mar 23 & 24 "New Spirit Naturals" 49 7555 929843
Towaoc, Colorado Jun 7 & 8 "Ute Mountain Art & Music Festival" (800) 258-8007
Redmond, Washington Aug 16 "Awakening Young Masters Camp" (425) 823-4692
Tallahassee, Florida Sep 29 "Unity of Tallahassee" (850) 562-5744
Sacramento, California Oct 11"John Reith Elem. School" (916) 399-0110

Concert Tour 2003
Las Vegas, Nevada
Feb 26 "Lohan School of Shaolin" (702) 364-5875
Newberg, Oregon Jul 17 "Dancing Trees Sanctuary" (503) 537-0749
Port Angeles, Washington Jul 20 "Unity in the Olympics" (360) 457-3981
Crestone, Colorado Nov 13 "Shambala Center" (719) 256-4959
Taos, New Mexico Nov 15 "Taos Jewish Center" (505) 758-8615

Concert Tour 2005
Springdale, Utah Oct 7 "Zion Canyon Art & Flute Festival" (800) 458-5756

Concert Tour 2006
Flower Mound, Texas Jun 28 "Yoga Island" (972) 724-9642
Show Low, Arizona Aug 20 "Unity of the White Mountains" (928) 532-0822
Springdale, Utah Oct 13 & 14 "Zion Canyon Art & Flute Festival" (800) 458-5756
Scottsdale, Arizona Nov 30, Dec 1, 2, 3, 7 & 8 "Desert Botanical Garden" (480) 941-1225
Springdale, Utah Dec 14 "Canyon Community Center" (435) 772-3434



MUSIC REVIEW
"If you ever spent quiet time in the vast empty space of the southwestern desert, you will understand
the essence of Jesse Kalu's meditative journey. One in Spirit brings the sweet sounds of nature alive
through Jesse's mystical hand-made bamboo flutes. The dolphins, whales, hawk & eagle, gently call
out to your spirit, slowing your mind and inviting you into the ancient wisdom of nature's heart. The
healing powers of this recording vibrates into the center of your soul to melt away the tensions of
your mind and emotions. The flow of the flute melodies transports your spirit to the magical red
rocks of Sedona AZ, where this sound therapy was inspired & developed. Peace, tranquility,
and transcendence, is the experience that One in Spirit offers."
Michael Silveria, Whole Life Times.


For CDs of:
  * "ONE IN SPIRIT"  Jesse Kalu, bamboo flutes & nature voices.
                   
To hear sound clips & order now click here.

  * "Sedona LOVE AND LIGHT TO YOUR PATH"  Jesse Kalu
         with Alexander
. Live mix of bamboo flutes & keyboards.
                
To hear sound clips & order now click here.
  * "One Heart, Live in Sedona"  Jesse Kalu. ThunderBeat. John Dumas.
           Live Concert improvs. with bamboo flutes, drums & didgeridoos.
                         
To hear sound clips & order now click here.

* "Heartfelt Presentation in Sedona Arizona"  CONCERT CD 2006.
  Jesse Kalu. Bamboo Flutes. Story.
Poetry.
Nature Voices.
 
To hear sound clips & order now click here.

"Spirit of Sedona - " DVD VIDEO remastered 2006
 Jesse Kalu. Bamboo Flutes
.
Nature Voices.

Also for Live, Heartfelt Presentation & Weddings contact:

Jesse Kalu 2675 W Hwy 89A #1120 Sedona AZ 86336 ~ (928) 204-1867


email Jesse

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