Native Tapestry is a continuation of Nakai's and DeMars' first album, Spirit Horses. The compositional challenges involving instruments of different cultures concerns the degree to which the traditional nature of the Native American flute, African drums, European saxophone, cello, and piano should be maintained. Nakai has built a career of cultural innovation and has expressed a unique American artistic statement--a new vision which joins our Native American, African, European, and Asiatic culture...
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