|Sau-ii' is condor in one of the San Diego
tribal languages, Tipai, Kumeyaay.
Musically, Sau-ii' presently consists of three California Tribal Men with
extensive, rigorous instruction in both traditional ethnomusicology and
western musical instruments.
They are professional musicians.
||Alan Lechusza: Luiseno/Maidu, M.F.A.
(Composition/Woodwind Performance), Ph.D. cand. U.C. San Diego.
|Roy Robinson, Cosoy Band of Kumeyaay:
Roy is one of the songwriters for Sau-ii'. He studied Afro-Cuban styles
with West Africa Master Drummers and his use of Bells, Shakers, and
Ocean Gourds brings percussive sparkle.
||Victor Peralta, Chumash, since the 1950's
focused on woodwind instruments. He has performed with Tim Flannery,
Matt Manning, and Cynthia Fawneagle.
Each has performed and recorded CDs, with various groups throughout the
California Southland. Alan Lechusza, for example: Quartetto Nuevo, Christopher
Adler Trio, Radius, AMH Trio, The Michael Vlatkovich Ensembles, The Vinny
Golia Large Ensemble,
Forward Funk, Jagratti, The World Reform Orchestra, Trio Consensus.
Sau-ii', Native American sounds
the beautiful voices of our Mother,
the living Earth.