(Frank Montano) is a respected Ojibwe elder and master flute maker
from the Red Cliff Reservation near Bayfield, Wisconsin who began
his flute playing following interpretations of dreams by traditional
elders. The traditional Native American flute and chants found
in his music are an extension of his Native American and Mexican
heritage. Anakwad, which means cloud in Ojibwe, has sold over
500,000 units worldwide.
Anakwad shares his gifts by performing and presenting at concerts,
schools, prisons, wellness conferences and treatment centers where
his soothing, evocative sounds reflect the spirit of the flute.
He has performed throughout the US, including the prestigious
Festival, Canada, Germany, Switzerland and Japan. He is committed
to local environmental issues and community concerns and can often
be found participating in ceremonies for his own personal growth.