R. Carlos Nakai Quartet comes to Shumei September 8

CRESTONE — Shumei International Institute is very pleased to announce they will be hosting the R. Carlos Nakai Quartet (RCNQ) on Friday, Sept. 8th at 7 p.m.

Mixing original compositions with inspired improvisations, RCNQ features R. Carlos Nakai on Native American flutes, concert flute, trumpet and voice; Will Clipman on drums, pan-global percussion and voice; AmoChip Dabney on saxophones, keyboards and voice; and Johnny Walker on bass and voice. The music of RCNQ spans the sonic spectrum from quietly contemplative to highly combustible and from soothingly meditative to irresistibly danceable, always delivered with an impeccable blend of rhythm, melody and harmony and a positive vibration.  

Tickets are a $20 suggested donation at the door. Please note, the artists are able to accept cash or check. Doors open at 6 p.m. for the 7 p.m. show.

R. Carlos Nakai’s flowing flute melodies are enhanced by the restlessly creative imagination of saxophonist-keyboardist AmoChip Dabney and anchored by the nimble rhythms of ethno-world drummer Will Clipman and bassist Johnny Walker. Irresistible global-ethnic-fusion grooves propel the signature sound of Nakai’s Native American flute into newly explored sonic territory.

Regarded as the world’s premiere performer of the Native American flute, Nakai sees his role as a performer of the flute not only to reiterate traditional sounds but to find new avenues of expression for the instrument.  In the 1980’s, RC was influenced to work with the Native American flute in contemporary music expressions at the Creative Music Studio’s World Music Seminar in Woodstock, NY. He has recorded over 40 albums with Canyon Records, and both Earth Spirit and Canyon Trilogy have achieved RIAA Certified Gold Status. Canyon Trilogy also earned RIAA Certified Platinum status in 2014.

Kick off the Energy Fair weekend with beautiful music! For more information on the energy fair visit their FB page at Crestone Energy Fair. For more information on this concert please contact Shumei International Institute at www.shumeicrestone.org or call 719-256-5284.