Not-To-Be-Missed November 17th!
Invisible Theatre is excited to announce the second event in a year-long series of up
close and personal conversations
with prominent Tucson artists!
ONE ON ONE
R. Carlos Nakai
Moderated by Curt Brill
This series of conversations will give audiences a chance to ask questions and understand the uniqueness of each individual artist.
1400 North First Avenue (at Drachman)
Sunday, November 17, 2019
3:00 PM Reception
3:30 PM Program
TICKETS ARE FREE - Seating is very limited
so please call to reserve your space
for this not-to-be-missed event!
Invisible Theatre at (520) 884-0672
Of Navajo-Ute heritage, R. Carlos Nakai is the world's premier performer of the Native American flute. He began his musical studies on the trumpet, but a car accident ruined his embouchure. His musical interests took a turn when he was given a traditional cedar flute as a gift and challenged to master it. As an artist, he is an adventurer and risk taker, always giving his musical imagination free rein. Nakai is also an iconoclastic traditionalist who views his cultural heritage not only as a source and inspiration, but also a dynamic continuum of natural change, growth, and adaptation subject to the artist's expressive needs. Nakai has received two gold records (500,000 units sold) for Canyon Trilogy and Earth Spirit which are the first (and only) Native American recordings to earn this recognition. In 2014, Canyon Trilogy reached Platinum (over 1 million units sold), the first ever for a Native American artist performing traditional solo flute music. He has sold over four million albums in the course of his career. A Navy veteran, Nakai earned a Master's Degree in American Indian Studies from the University of Arizona. He was awarded the Arizona Governor's Arts Award in 1992, and an honorary doctorate from Northern Arizona University in 1994. In 2005 Nakai was inducted into the Arizona Music & Entertainment Hall of Fame. Nakai has also authored a book with composer James DeMars, The Art of the Native American Flute, which is a guide to performing the traditional cedar flute.
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