R. Carlos Nakai’s Talisman

Item No: 30119

$ 17.99

  • Talisman celebrates the twenty-fifth anniversary of R. Carlos Nakai's first release, Changes, and returns to the pure, haunting sound of the Native American flute unaccompanied by other instruments. Talisman is a continuous soundscape as Nakai alternates songs for one flute and songs for two flutes in a rich tapestry of music so soothing, it unwrinkles mind and soul.

    • Artist: R. Carlos Nakai
    • Format: Audio CD
    • Number of discs: 1
    • Original release date: 2003
    • Label: Canyon Records
  • 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.

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  • R. Carlos Nakai is a prolific and inventive artist with more than 35 albums to his name. On this album he performs solo on a cedar flute. All of the songs are original compositions inspired by his Native American heritage while also building upon it, giving these songs a sound that is both traditional and contemporary. Known for its distinctive sound, the Native American flute produces music that is plaintive, soulful and haunting. In Native American cultures the flute is seen as a tool of healing and a means of connecting with one’s environment, and this album is an incredible introduction to the beauty of the instrument and the power of Nakai’s work.
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