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
They are professional musicians.
Alan Lechusza: Luiseno/Maidu, M.F.A.
(Composition/Woodwind Performance), Ph.D. cand. U.C.
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 (Deceased), Chumash, since the
1950's focused on woodwind instruments. He has performed with Tim
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,
Funk, Jagratti, The World Reform Orchestra, Trio Consensus.
Sau-ii', Native American sounds
the beautiful voices of our