Ancestral Voices

Ancestral Voices

by R. Carlos NakaiR. Carlos Nakai


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R. Carlos Nakai is one of the world's leading virtuosos on the Native American (or cedar) flute. Unfettered by its technical limitations, he explores the expressive qualities of the instrument. William Eaton is one of the world's leading performers on and inventors of plucked string instruments. Together, Nakai and Eaton share a passion for connecting with spirituality and heritage through musical exploration. Ancestral Voices, their third collaboration, showcases their musical talents and their sound design and compositional expertise. This CD has a symphonic structure. There are three major movements: "Witnesses," "First People," and "Dreamers." Each movement has six parts. There is no musical theme, but a deep spiritual connection runs through the entire album. The atmospheres and soundscapes are grand. This is a must-have for collectors of Native American music and atmospheric minimalism. It will appeal to fans of Coyote Oldman, Douglas Spotted Eagle, and Spirit Nation.

Product Details

Release Date: 12/15/1993
Label: Canyon Records
UPC: 0729337701021
catalogNumber: 7010
Rank: 61953

Album Credits

Performance Credits

R. Carlos Nakai   Primary Artist,Flute,Voices,Human Whistle,Claves,Shaker,Eagle-bone Whistle,Native American Flute,Gourd Rattle
Bill Douglas   Drums
William Eaton   Guitar,Harp,Lyre,12-string Guitar,Synthesizer Guitar,Koto,Vihuela,Track Performer,Harp Guitar
Black Lodge Singers   Drums,Vocals

Technical Credits

William Eaton   Producer,Contributor,Liner Notes
R. Carlos Nakai   Producer,Contributor,Liner Notes
Allen Moore   Engineer
Robert Doyle   Producer,Liner Notes
Raymond A. Boley   Executive Producer
Jack Miller   Engineer
Dan Lomahaftewa   Artwork

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