Native-American tune to sound at UK



The sounds of the indigenous Northern Plains flute will resonate on campus Wednesday.

J.J. Kent, whose Lakota name is Wicasa Ho’ Waste’ or “Good Voice Man,’ will perform as part of the Cultural Diversity Festival. He is a musician, storyteller, multi-cultural educator and dancer in the Native American customs of the Oglala Lakota, also known as the Sioux.

Kent will give a lecture titled “Diversity of Native American Tribes” at noon in the Worsham Theatre of the Student Center.

Later Kent will entertain the audience with the Native American Courting Flute at 5 p.m. in Worsham Theatre.

“It’s rare for the university to host such a distinguished artist of the Native American culture,” said J.J. Jackson, vice president for institutional diversity and sponsor of J.J. Kent’s lecture and concert. “I hope the campus community takes full advantage of this opportunity to hear J.J. Kent.”

Both events are free and open to the public.