Native American flutist and eleven-time Grammy nominee and Governor’s Arts Award winner R. Carlos Nakai will provide an intimate flute performance and lead a discussion on culture and identity in a special presentation at Pueblo Grande Museum.
Nakai will open with a 15-minute flute performance followed by a sharing of his perspectives and stories on how he formed and balanced his Native American identity within his community and in the outer, non-Native world.
The second half of this presentation will begin with a brief flute performance by Nakai, followed by a panel discussion on culture, art, and identity in different worlds. Neuropsychologist Teresa Doyle and Richard Toon, Co-director of Arizona State University’s Center for Archaeology and Society, will join Nakai for this discussion focusing on how each of us shapes our identity, how we define identity, and what we can learn from Native American experience in negotiating identity in different worlds.
An accompanying program to the Pueblo Grande Museum exhibition “One World, Many Voices: The Artistry of Canyon Records”. This exhibition, which is included with regular Museum admission, features over 35 photographs of Canyon Records artists including R. Carlos Nakai.
This special presentation is a fundraiser for the Pueblo Grande Museum Auxiliary, the charitable organization which supports the education, interpretation and preservation efforts of the Museum. This 2-hour presentation begins at 1 p.m. in the Pueblo Grande Museum Community Room. A reception with light refreshments provided by Giuli Doyle will immediately follow the presentation.