R. Carlos Nakai

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16 April 1946, Flagstaff, Arizona, USA. Nakai studied classical music, concentrating on brass instruments including trumpet, then began exploring the musical heritage of his Navajo-Ute bloodline. He discovered in the 60s that the original nation, the Diné, had a long lost flute-playing tradition. By the start of the following decade, Nakai had chosen to dedicate himself to this ancient art. He studied with old craftsmen and musicians, made his own flutes, and was soon on his way to... Read more

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native american
flute
new age
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