PULLMAN, Wash. – The R. Carlos Nakai Quartet, noted for its traditional Native American sounds, Latin rhythms, ethnic jazz and an urban attitude, will perform at Washington State University’s Beasley Coliseum at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, April 4.
Flutist Nakai, keyboard and saxophone player Amo Chip, percussionist Will Clipman and vocalist Mary Redhouse combine their talents in a new musical setting that has found widespread popularity.
Nakai, a leading figure in the current renewal of interest in indigenous music and spirituality, is a musician whose primary instrument is the wood flute. Chip, a master of many musical styles, has performed with African, world-beat, reggae and jazz bands. Clipman embarked on his exploration of jazz, pop, blues, reggae and world music at the age of 14. He is a soloist in his own Global Village Musical Story Theater. Redhouse, a jazz vocalist, fuses Native American chants, bird calls, animal cries and multi-octave scat lines.
Tickets for the performance are available at the coliseum box office, Ticket Express at the University of Idaho Student Union Building, all G&B Select-A-Seat outlets or by calling 1-800-325-SEAT. Reserved seats are $16 and $14 for adults, $16 and $12 for seniors, and $16 and $7 for students. General admission seats are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and $5 for students.
The performance is partially funded by a grant from the WSU Visual, Performing and Literary Arts Committee.