Raymond Carlos Nakai

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Birthday
16, 1946
Birthplace
Arizona
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
16, 1946 (age 73)
Birthplace
Arizona

About

Native American flautist who blends the traditions and music of his heritage with the styles of other cultures.

Before Fame

He played in the Armed Forces Band while enlisted in the US Navy.

Trivia

His albums Earth Spirit and Canyon Trilogy are notably the only Native American albums to be certified Gold by the RIAA. Canyon Trilogy then became certified Platinum.

Family Life

He is of Navajo/Ute heritage.

Associated With

His music was featured in the 2005 film The New World, which was directed by Terrence Malick.