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Carlos Nakai Concert and Silent Auction

St. Clair Productions presents

R. Carlos Nakai
Native American Flute
with Will Clipman, percussion

Silent Auction to benefit Red Earth Descendants

Friday, March 28, 2014 • 8pm
Tickets: $25/advance, $28/door, $10/teens 12-17,
children under 12 are free with paying adult.
Unitarian Fellowship, 4th and C Streets, Ashland
Tickets may be purchased at www.stclairevents.com, by calling 541-535-3562 or at the Music Coop in downtown Ashland.

R Carlos Nakai
Of Navajo-Ute heritage, R. Carlos Nakai is the world's premier performer of the Native American flute. During a career that has spanned nearly three decades, Nakai has recorded more than 35 albums, earned two gold records and toured the world many times. He is credited by music industry observers as being a major force in popularizing Native American music among a wider audience. In 2005, Nakai was inducted into the Arizona Music & Entertainment Hall of Fame and in 2009 was featured as an Arizona artist in the Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix, AZ. While well-grounded in the traditional uses of the flute, Nakai has explored new musical settings including new age, world-beat jazz and classical. 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.

Will Clipman
Will Clipman is a six-time GRAMMY® Nominee, a three-time Native American Music Award Winner, a Canadian Aboriginal Music Award Winner, a New Age Reporter Music Award Winner, and a two-time TAMMIE Award Winner; and has been inducted into the Tucson Musicians Museum for his contributions to the musical community in his hometown. Clipman has recorded over sixty albums, including over thirty for Canyon Records, where he is regarded as the house percussionist.

Awakening the Fire: Personal Transformation Through Music
A Philosophical Exchange with R. Carlos Nakai & Will Clipman
Saturday, March 29 9-11 a.m Unitarian Fellowship $25

An educator and performing artist within the Inner World of his own peoples and in the Outer World of others, R. Carlos actively engages the imperatives of his tribal traditions as a valuable tool for ensuring his own survival as a native person in a rapidly changing world. Will Clipman shares perspectives of his life and livelihood as a multicultural person of mixed heritage, including Cherokee ancestry from his paternal grandmother and Saami ancestry from his maternal grandmother. Will's path as an artist--beginning at the age of three with his formative experiences as a musician and continuing throughout his professional life as a poet, maskmaker, storyteller and educator—has led to a nuanced awareness of what it means to exist as a creative and spiritual person in a material and technological society.