Matthew Tooni

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Sunday, 2017, November 12 - 3:00pm
Presented in partnership with NC Museum of History .
Venue: 
5 E Edenton St
Raleigh, 27601

Matthew Tooni is a member of the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indians. He has played an active part in the community as both a storyteller and flutist. Tooni is also part of the Medicine Lake Traditional Dancers, which branched from the original Ravenrock Dance group created by Elder Walker Calhoun. In addition, Tooni is a former cast member of Unto These Hills, the long-running outdoor drama depicting three centuries of Cherokee history, performing key lines in the Cherokee language and contributing flute to the production. He recently produced an album of flute and storytelling entitled Through Their Eyes, featuring the voices of local storytellers, including his brother John as well as their parents, Carolyn and Larch Tooni.

Street parking is free on weekends in downtown Raleigh, and the lot across Wilmington Street from the Museum is also free on the weekend. Learn more about parking options in downtown Raleigh

A ramp from Edenton St provides access to the Museum’s main entrance. A ramp is also available from Jones St. Wheelchairs for interior use are available free of charge at the Museum information desk. The Museum entrance closest to the auditorium is a staircase that leads up to glass doors on Edenton St.

Large print program notes and assistive listening devices will be available. Please call PineCone’s office at 919-664-8333 if you have any questions, or contact the Museum directly: 919-807-7900.

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Free and open to the public; free tickets required. Tickets distributed first-come, first-served beginning at 2 p.m.
Cherokee storyteller and musician Matthew Tooni playing a wooden flute on stage at the 2017 National Folk Festival. He wears glasses, jeans and a plaid button-down shirt.