Sometimes I wonder why so few Native American woman musicians record albums or why labels release few recordings by Native American women. I would love to see women pow-wow drumming and vocal groups, and more in
18-tracks of pure bliss, Ancestral Voices is meditative, yet interesting with a gentle twist around every corner. This album lifts me up any time I put it on ... and I have noticed that it does this to others too. Soothing, spiritual
Sacred music poses a challenge for review purposes because reviewing music requires the analytical brain and sacred music works the other side of the brain, leading to enhanced spiritual experiences.
Every once in a while I get one of those CDs that insists that I stop, be still and listen. Nothing could be truer of Native American flutist R. Carlos Nakai’s and percussionist Will Clipman’s latest offering on the Canyon Records label.
When you have artists as consistently praised and well established as Native flutist R. Carlos Nakai and his frequent collaborator, drummer/percussionist Will Cliprnan (here playing more than 20 different instruments),
Grammy-nominee musicians R. Carlos Nakai (Native American flute) and Will Clipman (drums & percussion) present Awakening the Fire, an instrumental fusion of African, Native American, and Asian musical traditions
Navajo flautist R. Carlos Nakai's ethereal tone has won him a huge following and has introduced Native American flute music to the kind of audience who may never have otherwise considered listening to 'ethnic' music.He has always stayed loyal to Canyon Records, the indie label (based in Phoenix, Arizona)
Radmilla Cody knows the American west, too: she is of the Dine, the Navajo. Her album Shi Keyah/Songs for the People is just that, a sharing of stories in song from the funny to the thoughtful. The songs were written
Emotive, evocative and intense, Spirit Horses sounds a lot like a film score. I would love to find that it has found its way to a motion picture, as it would add great emotional depth to the characters and screenplay of a film.
It is a season of the year when celebrations and gatherings invite us to look back ot history, to remember the first European settlers
Native Tapestry is a delightful fusion of the world’s premier performer of the Native American flute, R. Carlos Nakai combined with a chamber orchestra, including the music of a European saxophone, African percussion, piano,
Tony Duncan, of the Apache, Arikara, Hidatsa, and Mandan nations, is the flutist in the acclaimed Native ensemble Estun-Bah. On this wonderful, serene album, he is joined on several tracks by Estun-Bah’s guitarist, Darrin Yazzie,