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Nakai's best selling recording, this album best captures the timeless serenity of the solo Native American flute. His music speaks to the spirit with a simplicity that transcends place and time. Fifteen songs include original compositions, traditional Athabascan and Omaha melodies and two selections for eagle bone whistle.
57 minutes. (CR-612) Cassette $8.98 CD $15.98
The best representation of Nakai's concert performance. The fifteen songs begin with renditions of traditional melodies from the Plains and Nakai's own words in the traditional style. Nakai then enhances the flute and his own chanting with electronic processing to create the sound that has enraptured so many listeners. Closes with an ethereal rendition of "Amazing Grace."
59 minutes. (CR-609) Cassette $8.98 CD $15.98
Using digital technology, Nakai creates the sound of the cedar flute echoing in the canyons and valleys of the vast Southwest. His seventeen free flowing compositions soothe the spirit and carry you to the far realms of the imagination.
58 minutes. (CR-610) Cassette $8.98 CD $15.98
The world's favorite Christmas melodies in new arrangements for the cedar flute and Eaton's guitars. Ten carols including "What Child Is This?/Greensleeves," "I Saw Three Ships," "Angels We have Heard On High," "Coventry Carol," "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" and "Silent Night" (with Navajo chorale).
52 minutes. (CR-7007) Cassette $8.98 CD $15.98
Once In A Red Moon
Joanne Shenandoah opened Woodstock '94 with songs from this album. Her twelve songs deal with Native American issues including ethnic pride, treaty violations, suicide and reverence for elders. Includes the hit song, "America", performed at the White House and on TNN.
42 minutes. (CR-548) Cassette $8.98 CD $15.98
Southern Scratch: Waila Of The Tohono O'Odham
Titled "Em-we:hejed" ("For All of You"), this album of chicken scratch (the popular dance music of the native peoples of southern Arizona) consists of fifteen lively songs including wailas (polkas), chotes (schottisches), mazurkas and cumbias performed on saxaphone, accordion, guitar, bass and drum kit. Includes descriptive notes.
53 minutes. (CR-8097) Cassette $8.98 CD $15.98