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Peter Kater & R. Carlos Nakai

Pianist Peter Kater and Native American Flutist R. Carlos Nakai are often credited as the original duo who helped propel the popularity of Contemporary Native American Music, by melding the styles and sounds of western music with traditional Native American instruments.

Kater & Nakai each started out as solo artists with a good amount of success. When they began collaborating with their first recordings, “Natives” and “Migration” their popularity soared to new heights. Several million CD sales and 21 combined Grammy Award nominations later, their unique hybrid style of innovative contemporary instrumental music is as timeless and fresh as ever.

Natives

Peter Kater on piano and Navajo/Ute flutist R. Carlos Nakai, who incorporates the sound of eagle bone whistle, nose flute, rattle, and voice into this music. Recorded live in the studio, the music is powerful and exquisitely sublime. CD Review gave it a perfect 10/10 rating. 

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Honorable Sky

Kater and Nakai continue their acoustic relationship in this improvisational journey, exploring themes of male soulfulness and intimacy in our world today. Honorable Sky is at once enlivening, stirring and healing. 

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Migration

This timeless recording is an all time best seller and still going strong. Outstanding musical guests David Darling (cello), Mark Miller (sax) and Chris White (voice) blend seamlessly with Kater and Nakai to create a gorgeous and profound musical journey. Best New Age Album - INDIE Award. 

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Improvisations in Concert

The beauty, grace and mastery of Kater and Nakai live in concert. This ten song collection captures the spontaneity and warmth of these two celebrated musicians as they express the ever changing truth of the moment. “This is music that in all its quietude forces one to listen and be moved by its beauty." -Oakland Tribune

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How the West Was Lost

This dramatic score to the Discovery Channel TV series is composed, arranged and performed by Peter Kater, with R. Carlos Nakai, on Native flute, rattles, and eagle bone whistle, all enhanced by drums, percussion and traditional Native singing and chanting.

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How the West Was Lost (Vol. 2)

Introspective and reverent, passionate and proud, a powerful and haunting backdrop to the compelling TV series. Guest performers include: Joanne Shenandoah, White Oak Singers, Cecil Hooker, and Chris White.

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Through Windows & Walls

Musical magic that has enraptured their listeners for decades, with moods ranging from melodic and upbeat to dramatic and introspective. "An intensely moving collaboration which exemplifies creativity, purpose and melody in music ... pure pleasure." -Body, Mind & Spirit Magazine

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Song for Humanity

This celebratory collection brings together eleven favorite performances from previous albums with two songs created new for this recording. "Nakai's powerful, haunting flute work and his deep vocalizations, together with Kater’s piano, make soul-stirring sounds from masters of their instruments." - Nexus Magazine

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