Film, Video R. Carlos Nakai: American Indian Flute Music from Arizona

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Title
R. Carlos Nakai: American Indian Flute Music from Arizona
Summary
R. Carlos Nakai performs American Indian flute music in a noontime concert in the Library's "Homegrown" series.
Event Date
November 17, 2010
Notes
-  Of Navajo-Ute heritage, R. Carlos Nakai is the world's best known performer of Native American flute music. He began his musical studies on the trumpet, but a car accident ruined his embouchure. He was given a traditional cedar flute as a gift and challenged to master it, which led to his current path. Nakai views his cultural heritage not only as a source and inspiration, but also as a dynamic continuum of natural change and adaptation, subject to the artist's expressive needs. Nakai's first album, Changes, was released in 1983, and since then he has released over thirty-five albums. He gives educational workshops and residencies, and has appeared as a soloist throughout the United States, Europe, and Japan. He has worked with Grammy-winning flutist Paul Horn, guitarist William Eaton, and composer James DeMars, among many others. The famed American choreographer Martha Graham used Nakai's second album, Cycles, in her work Night Chant. Nakai also contributed music to the major motion pictures New World and Geronimo.
Related Resources
American Folklife Center: https://www.loc.gov/folklife/
Running Time
57 minutes 42 seconds
Language
English
Online Format
video
image

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