An Intimate Evening with
R. Carlos Nakai
presented by Tami Graham
A Benefit for Tara Mandala at the
Tara Mandala Retreat Center Temple
South of Pagosa Springs, Colorado
Saturday July 11, 2015
The concert will begin at 8:00 PM.
The gates opening at 7:00 PM.
The gates will be closed until that time due to a retreat in process, so there will be no admittance before 7:00.
Tickets are $30 and must be purchased in advance, and are available online here as well as at Southwest Sound in Durango, CO and Pagosa Bakery in Pagosa Springs, CO.
Please note that if you register online, your name will be listed at the gate and you will not receive a printed ticket. All online registrations are therefore non-transferrable.
There will be no lodging available for this event.
For a list of local accommodations, please click here.
R. Carlos Nakai Of Navajo-Ute heritage, R. Carlos Nakai is the world's premier performer of the Native American flute. Originally trained in classical trumpet and music theory, Nakai was given a traditional cedar wood flute as a gift and challenged to see what he could do with it.
Since 1983, he has released over 35 albums on the Canyon label. In addition to his solo appearances throughout the United States, Europe, and Japan, Nakai has worked with guitarist William Eaton, flutist Paul Horn, composers James DeMars and Phillip Glass and various symphony orchestras.
While well-grounded in the traditional uses of the flute, Nakai has explored new musical settings including new age, world-beat jazz and classical. His cross-cultural collaborations have included an album with the Wind Travelin' Band, a Japanese folk ensemble and Tibetan flutist and singer Nawang Khechog on several productions including “In A Distant Place.” Nakai has earned two gold records for “Canyon Trilogy” and “Earth Spirit” and has received nine Grammy® nominations. Nakai’s career has been shaped by a desire to communicate a sense of Native American culture and society that transcends the common stereotypes presented in mass media.