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Grayhawk Perkins Band

This uplifting program is designed to bring awareness of Louisiana's multi-cultural heritage through song and to demonstrate how what is known as 'New Orleans Music' is derived from many musical styles from around the world. Included in the program will be several musical performances, call-and-answer segments, audience participation, and spoken word. Portions which involve audience members being asked to participate by playing percussion instruments or dancing will ensure that the program is interesting and fun for all.


Grayhawk Perkins and The Grayhawk Band


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Technical Needs

This performance requires microphone and speakers.

Study Guide

No study guide is currently available online for this performance offering

About Grayhawk Perkins and The Grayhawk Band

New Orleans-born Grayhawk Perkins, who is of Native American Choctaw and Houma Nation descent, is a well known cultural figure in Louisiana. In his career, he has worked professionally as an educator, historian, and a musician. As a musician, he has been involved with the New Orleans music industry for decades, having shared the stage with many notable acts such as Dr. John and Coco Robicheaux. He performs regularly at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and the Voodoo Experience Music Festival, and has worked as a Jazz Fest Coordinator for over 25 years.

As a recognized expert on Native American and American Colonial history, Perkins has inspired many audiences over the years sharing tales of ancient cultures as a 'tribal storyteller', and as a teacher of various subjects in Louisiana's school system. He has taught music, history, writing, and environmental studies to students ranging in age from Pre-K to college level, and has been a solo performer for Young Audiences for over 20 years.

Other credentials include his work as an Interpretive Ranger for the Louisiana Office of State Parks and designer of the Canne Brulee Natural History Museum in Kenner's Rivertown District, under sponsorship of the City of Kenner. He has also worked in the film industry as an actor and has been called upon as a historical consultant to numerous films shot in the Southern United States. Perkins was honored by St. Tammany Parish President Kevin Davis as Cultural Artist of the Year for 2010 in the field of music and has most recently been featured across France touring, storytelling, lecturing, and playing music with the Mezcal Jazz Unit.

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Audience for this Offering

Grade Level/s

1st Grade
2nd Grade
3rd Grade
4th Grade
5th Grade
6th Grade
7th Grade
8th Grade
9th Grade
10th Grade
11th Grade
12th Grade


Louisiana Culture
Multicultural Studies
Social Studies

Art Genre/s




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