Kalu profile by: Diana James
& 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
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
hand-crafted bamboo flutes.
The story of my friend & brother of the heart Jesse,
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 his village bamboo grove as a child
at the age of 4, and
being treated by his native elders with herbal
& natural medicines whenever he was ill.
It was then, he began to hear the melodies within, that 'danced in his
Jesse has lived and ventured in America, traveling through
state since 1976. The great
vastness of the land, moved him to continue. Then in the red canyons of
Sedona Arizona, Jesse
felt he was finally home. His move to Sedona in June
of 91, led to such profound experiences
suddenly unfolding. That summer, yet to read or write
his first time playing flutes,
echoed in the heart of Boynton Canyon. In 92
bamboo, he began
making & naming his flutes to reflect, the inherent
Then somehow, Jesse discovered wildlife calls and nature sounds through
his flutes. Also,
to sing in his native language, Chamorru. By 93,
his flute concerts locally in Sedona.
Then in 1994, began sharing throughout the U.S. &
his Heartfelt Presentation:
with bamboo flutes, story, poetry & nature voices. In
95, he was invited to share
at a Yoga for World Peace Conference in Jerusalem, Israel. In 1996
he toured several times in Austria, Germany & Switzerland. As
to present heart to heart, somehow he is able to play & create
american style flutes, from bamboo growing wild in Sedona.
Jesse has not trained nor understands technical music theory.
Melodies from the heart,
touchs his audiences in unique ways. Each flute has its name &
song. Emanating through
his hand-crafted flutes, are the wildlife calls of: doves, quails,
loons, hawk, owl, seagulls,
dolphins, whales, coyotes, wolf, elk & more. We
attended Jesse's flute concert in the
Spring of 97, at a book store in Sedona. Looking out at red rock
with the music, evoking the ancient memories of gentle times living in
harmony with nature & each other. I wiIl never forget
with Jesse's Art, and I've heard him play
& sing many
We ended up staying in Sedona, spending most of our time early on in
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, and he
would disappear! Then we'd hear his enchanting music, echoing off
canyons, weaving songs of the land itself. For me, Jesse's music is a
bridge to many cultures, times & places. Yet, always
Here & Now. I've experienced something
time I've entered the sacred space he creates.
thoughts. Beyond words. Closer than your Heartbeat.
Poetry & Wildlife Reflections. Heartfelt
Flutes made of Sedona Bamboo.
of the Heart,
Current Ongoing Weekly
Concerts, as of April 2013.
Wednesdays, 6p Hyatt Pinion Point Resort 1 N SR 89A Uptown.
8p Sedona Pines Resort 6701 W SR 89A (928) 282-6640
Saturdays, 8p Sedona Pines
Resort 6701 W SR 89A (928) 282-6640
Sundays, 8p Wyndham Sedona 1500 Kestrel Cir (928) 203-1026
23 & 24
Spirit Naturals" 49 7555 929843
7 & 8
Mountain Art & Music Festival"
Young Masters Camp" (425)
Reith Elem. School" (916)
School of Shaolin" (702) 364-5875
Jul 17 "Dancing
Trees Sanctuary" (503)
Angeles, Washington Jul
in the Olympics" (360) 457-3981
Nov 13 "Shambala
Center" (719) 256-4959
Nov 15 "Taos
Jewish Center" (505) 758-8615
Canyon Art &
Island" (972) 724-9642
13 & 14 "Zion
Canyon Art & Flute Festival"
30 - Dec 8 "Desert
Canyon Art &
of the White
15 & 16 "Mesquite
George, Utah Feb
River Com. Ctr."
Cyn. Art &
George, Utah Jun
Madre, CA Apr
15 (3p) "Zion
Flute & Drum
15 (8p) "Zion
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
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
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
& International Tours.
Also Weddings, Home Concerts, Retreats & Sedona Sights.
Kalu 2675 W.
SR 89A #1120 Sedona AZ 86336
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