Ron Christman, Kumeyaay bird singer of the Santa Ysabel Indian Reservation pictures.

RON CHRISTMAN Kumeyaay Bird Singer

Ron Christman, Iipay Ipai of the Santa Ysabel Band of Diegueno Indians, aka Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel, leads a group of Kumeyaay bird singers during a Sycuan traditional gathering, 2005.

George Prieto, Kumeyaay Sycuan bird singer, is pictured to the left of Ron Christman.

Justin Amador, Kumeyaay Viejas birdsinger, Viejas Indian Reservation, the young tribal singer in the cap to the right of Ron Christman, is also pictured in the birdsinging photograph during the Kumeyaay gathering.

Please see feature on Ron Christman, including audio recording of Mr. Christman performing live, and a Ron Christman Ipai-Tipai published article Traditional Origins of Southern California Bird Songs.

Ron Christman photo and design by G BALLARD, San Diego.

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