May 11: R. Carlos Nakai & Will Clipman at MIM
Tucson-based multi-instrumentalist R. Carlos Nakai is the world’s premier performer of the Native American flute. A cultural anthropologist of Navajo-Ute descent, he began his musical studies on the trumpet but his musical interests took a turn when he was given a traditional cedar flute as a gift and challenged to master it.
Join Nakai and Will Clipman at the Musical Instrument Museum Saturday, May 11 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for this spectacular performance are $32.50 to $37.50 and the Musical Instrument Museum is located at 4725 E. Mayo Boulevard, Phoenix.
Nakai is a traditionalist who views his cultural heritage not only as a source of inspiration, but also as a dynamic continuum of natural change, growth, and adaptation subject to expressive needs. He creates original compositions that capture the essence of his heritage in highly personalized ways.