Using digital technology, R. Carlos Nakai creates the sound of the cedar flute echoing in the canyons and valleys of the vast Southwest. His twenty-two free flowing compositions soothe the spirit and carry the listener to the far realms of the imagination. The album was recently awarded and certified as "Platinum", a huge accomplishment for a celebrated Native American artist. Recorded in 2015, this was the first-ever Platinum award for a Native American music album. This Platinum Deluxe Edition has 5 previously unreleased tracks.
- Artist: R. Carlos Nakai
- Format: Audio CD
- Number of discs: 1
- Original release date: 1989
- Label: Canyon Records
About the Artist
Of Navajo-Ute heritage, R. Carlos Nakai is the world's premier performer of the Native American flute. Nakai's first album, Changes, was released by Canyon Records in 1983, and since then he has released over thirty-five albums with Canyon plus additional albums and guest appearances on other labels. Nakai sees himself as iconoclastic traditionalist, viewing his cultural heritage as a source and inspiration, as well as a dynamic continuum of natural change, growth, and adaptation subject to the artist's expressive needs. In addition to playing the flute in its traditional role as a solo instrument, Nakai has also collaborated with top jazz and classical musicians.See Featured Artist Page
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