Archaeology speaker

Marlon Magdalena

The Arizona Archaeological Society Rim Country Chapter hosts Marlon Magdalena at its 10 a.m. meeting Saturday in the community room of the Payson Public Library, 328 N. McLane Road.

Magdalena is an artist, educator, and performer of Native style flutes.

He bought his first flute in 2007 and fell in love with its sound, construction and ease of playing.

When he performs, he dresses as a traditional Jemez man would for a special occasion.

“We say that as you are performing in the plaza or at other places you are performing not only as yourself, but also the spirits you are dancing, drumming or singing for,” he said.

Learn more about Magdalena and his work at

All are welcome, light refreshments will be served.

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