R. Carlos Nakai on Pow Wow Music
You’ll find lots of pageantry and colorful regalia at a pow wow — but from one participant’s perspective, it’s sound that puts the ‘wow’ in pow wow. Of course, that opinion is a bit biased because it comes from an internationally-known musician: R. Carlos Nakai, the world’s premier performer of the Native American flute. Of Navajo-Ute heritage, Nakai has been a music maker for three decades, and has 35 albums and 2 gold records to his credit. Simply put, Nakai — as performer, composer, and listener — knows music and its power.