KYNNA..!Shot and Killed by order of the Swedish Government,12 November 2011.
INTERVIEW NEWSPAPER the Netherlands.31 March 2012.Gelderlander/Liemers Editie.
SATURDAY INTERVIEW Flutist dreams of acting in Stadium Gelredome Arnhem the Netherlands with Chief Major.
Activist for the wolf and Native American Indian People.
Rick Baker (54) from Duiven the Netherlands. flute, for themselves and others. His message: let the wolf and the Indian in their value. "Whistling is my meditation."
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Sahoniwayakata is his Indian name, Blue Eagle WolfEye he calls himself on Facebook. Under these pseudonyms Rick Baker enjoys fame on the worldwide web. His Facebook page, he uses not only getting people acquainted with his music, he also makes himself hard on the viability of wolves and Indians. 'If you do not mind the wolf killings, than you're not my friend, you can read on his personal page. On 12 November last year was shot and killed the wolf Kynna commissioned by the Swedish Government. It still gets the blood under his nails away. "The wolf is the greatest friend of man, but they are often just fired.
I can really angry. "In his living room hangs a large blue-black flag-he has specially made. "To honor Kynna" it says. That she should not be forgotten.
The wolf has become a place in Bakers promninente life, but that arose from his fascination with Indians. "Even in adolescence, I read culture books. As a child I was always a bit withdrawn. I then sought something that I myself could unite. "That was the Indian.
Mainly because of the North American Indian music, which he encountered when he bought a cd by Douglas Spotted Eagle. "I was thirty years old when I went to a lecture by the Dutch Foundation for North American Indians. It was told how the Indians lived in reserves and in poverty. I also heard that Leonard Peltier (an American Indian activist, editor) unjustly imprisoned.
That would not let me go. "
Since then Baker as Indian flute music. He wants to preach a message with, among other things, wolves and Peltier.
Eighteen flutes he has, all made from bamboo. As Bakker must act, he often multiple along. "Then I put them on a table on stage and then I spot one. I've played so much that I improvise everything. The whistle works really meditating for me. "This is not least because the signals he receives from Cher. "This goes very deep. My first child is given birth, but was not viable. Her name was Cher. It is like everything about her battle. She is the eagle and I am the wolf. I've been so time in music. When I come home after a gig, I sometimes get whining because I do not know what I played. I got goosebumps. People here in the Netherlands will be skeptical. It's also quite spiritual, but it all comes from my heart. "
Baker enters with his unconventional music, but sparingly. A few times a year, he musicbar The Lantaern on stage. Other times he plays with exhibitions, outside in the park or in the church. "You should not think that you do get a fat wallet. So well, I would do the money to the wolves.
Films make Internet is one of his biggest hobbies. As flag-gen design. His living room is a big attraction. Different flags, whistles and pictures of wolves and eagles decorate the walls. Even Indians adorn de-do not break. Whoever thinks that he used for his performances, is wrong. Baker takes it out of the question to wear Indians clothing on Stage,I Respect the Native American Indian People.
What Baker does, has a tattoo of a wolf's paw on his arm ("On the Indian way"). It symbolizes the wolf that watches over him. "I've never al-borrowing."
"THE WOLF LEADER",
Which attracts around with wolves that he has raised from birth. He led the pack by the sounds of his musical instrument, usually a wooden flute.
Rik Bakker Whistler for the Voiceless.