Native American Flutists

Native American Flutists are native people who play the flute. Used both ceremonially and aesthetically, the flute plays an important role in the culture of many Native American tribes, and for many modern Native American musicians, it provides a solemn link to an ancient tradition.


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R. Carlos Nakai

R. Carlos Nakai is best known for his native American flute songs. However, to become the world’s premier Native American flutist, R. Carlos Nakai had to rely more on research and innovation and less on his Navajo-Ute heritage.