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photoblog image Callie Bennett

Callie Bennett

 

"I am Red Running into Water Clan born for the Salt People Clan, my Maternal Grandfather's Clan is the Towering House Clan, and my Paternal Grandfather's Clan is the Deer Water Clan." - Callie

 

Singing before she was able to speak words, Callie Bennett, was adopted at 4 months old from Seoul, South Korea and was raised both on and off the Navajo Reservation. Immediately, her mother noticed her gifting, and at a very young age Callie began to develop a heart and passion not only for singing, but for all musical arts. At 5 years old her mother placed her in piano lessons, at 7- singing lessons, and at 13 - guitar lessons.

 

Today, Callie is based out of the Navajo Nation, and her music is inspired by her family and by her inherited Navajo/Diné Native American culture. Not only have the Navajo/Diné People adopted and embraced her, but she has embraced the People and their Navajo/Diné heritage as her own.   She jokes that she's a Navajo trapped in an Asian body.  :-)

 

Click Here For Callie Bennett's Web Page

 

 

photoblog image Callie Bennett

 

 

photoblog image Navajo Festival 2018 2 copy.jpg

 

 

Callie Bennett

 

"I am Red Running into Water Clan born for the Salt People Clan, my Maternal Grandfather's Clan is the Towering House Clan, and my Paternal Grandfather's Clan is the Deer Water Clan." - Callie

 

Singing before she was able to speak words, Callie Bennett, was adopted at 4 months old from Seoul, South Korea and was raised both on and off the Navajo Reservation. Immediately, her mother noticed her gifting, and at a very young age Callie began to develop a heart and passion not only for singing, but for all musical arts. At 5 years old her mother placed her in piano lessons, at 7- singing lessons, and at 13 - guitar lessons.

 

Today, Callie is based out of the Navajo Nation, and her music is inspired by her family and by her inherited Navajo/Diné Native American culture. Not only have the Navajo/Diné People adopted and embraced her, but she has embraced the People and their Navajo/Diné heritage as her own.   She jokes that she's a Navajo trapped in an Asian body.  :-)

 

Click Here For Callie Bennett's Web Page

 

 

photoblog image Callie Bennett

 

 

photoblog image Navajo Festival 2018 2 copy.jpg

 

 

comments (16)

  • Harry
  • USA
  • 9 Aug 2018, 02:56
nice performance shots. I like the bright white background,
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you very much, Harry! It was a bright sunny day, and the only way I could get detail on her lovely face was to over-expose.
Jolis portraits.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you, Martine!
Good job Buck', these have worked very well.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you, Frank!
  • Anne
  • France
  • 9 Aug 2018, 06:34
That sounds great! Would love to hear her!
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: She has a stunningly beautiful voice!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JB2OzRCz0Ls
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 9 Aug 2018, 07:09
What an interesting life Callie is having, Elizabeth
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: So very true, Lisl!
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 9 Aug 2018, 07:27
A fascinating read. I can imagine that somehow has to be very special to be taking into another nation's arms as one of their own.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Isn't hers a wonderful story? It is unusual for Native Americans to adopt from outside their tribes. Americans are known for adopting abandoned children from other countries... Up until this administration the world has seen us as welcoming and inclusive in this manner. I have several friends in Flagstaff who've adopted from Asian countries.
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 9 Aug 2018, 07:31
An interesting but slightly peculiar story. I wonder how she would react to being back in Korea?
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: She has an interesting life! Although it's a bit unusual for Native Americans to adopt from outside their tribes... It's not at all unusual for Americans to adopt from other countries. I have several friends in Flagstaff who have adopted children from Asian countries. Some of the kids have an interest in where they came from, some of them don't. I suppose it's no different from kids adopted from within their own country.
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 9 Aug 2018, 08:17
She looks very comfortable performing.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: She's a natural!
Nice one Ellie, bony girl.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you, Michael! She is very pretty!
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Me too! Her hair is amazing!
https://www.calliebennett.com/music
.... She performed the song "Hope" for us... on her album she's backed by an original member of "Earth, Wind & Fire", who also helped produce the album.
It would be interesting to hear her singing.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: She sings like a bird! A lot of Prayer and Worship songs in English and Navajo:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NeZOPh0x5Ak&list=PLUIC70MaLmZMCC3REhzGejlXLhiKv9gzu

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JB2OzRCz0Ls

https://www.calliebennett.com/music
An amazing life ...I will have to look her up!
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: She's something else!
Beautiful story and portraits
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thanks so much, Ruthie!
A fascinating story.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: She's got a pretty amazing life!
  • Bonnie
  • United States
  • 10 Aug 2018, 03:47
What a beautiful story! And a great photo.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Isn't she a Blessing! Thank you, Bonnie!
  • Steven
  • Chicagoland
  • 13 Aug 2018, 12:57
What a beautiful charismatic smile!!

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