Songs Come Down
Art Durand has always maintained an honorable reputation in the Native American music community.
It is a privilege for us to highlight some of Art’s biographical information.
For over thirty years Art has performed for audiences large and small in the seven western states.
In 1986-87 Art hosted the White Mouse Radio Hour on Radio station KKUP fm in Cupertino CA.
1999-2004 Art hosted the two hour weekly radio program “Turtle Island” on KZSC fm, in Santa Cruz CA.
Contact Songs Come Down today at 425-760-0844 to request information, or browse our website for more information about Songs Come Down or the internet radio show.
BEARS PUBLIC INTRODUCTION
My name is Art Durand. Arthur, in Middle English means Warrior King. In Ancient Welch Arthur translates as “The Great Bear” Referring to the Big Dipper, those seven stars we see in the night sky. Twenty two years ago an Inupiat man gave me the name “Nanalq” White Bear and I am known by that name also.
I am an urban Indian, raised two generations and a thousand miles from my homeland.
My grandfathers Christian name was George Durand. I never learned his real name.
I left the Santa Cruz Mountains in 1979 with a back pack, seven dollars and change and an Appalachian Folk Dulcimer. I traveled the seven western states for eighteen years. Wherever I stopped, I fell in with Indigenous people who treated me most kindly.