Native American Voyager Encounters Jewish Music

R. Carlos Nakai & Udi Bar-David

Voyagers (Canyon CR7078, 2007)

Native American flautist R. Carlos Nakai has collaborated wit musicians form many different cultures. He is a prolific artists who enjoys making traditional music as well as fusions of many kinds.

On Voyagers , Nakai collaborates with Israeli cellist Udi Bar-David. The chamber music collaboration includes Nakai and Bar-David as a duet on most of the pieces, although Will Clipman joins the duo in some compositions.

Advertised as a Native American-Jewish collaboration, in reality the music selection includes meditative Native American, Jewish, Arabic and Turkish melodies with contemporary arrangements.


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Author: Angel Romero

Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites and Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for TelevisiĆ³n EspaƱola (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.