MARQUETTE – A concert by Native American flutist R. Carlos Nakai will be the first event in the 2004-05 Northern Michigan University Performing Arts Series. It is scheduled at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23, in the Kaufman Auditorium. 

 Â Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚  Nakai began his musical career with classical training on the cornet and trumpet.  While researching American Indian music and traditional instruments he was intrigued by the wooden flute and shifted his focus to that instrument.  He started playing the flute seriously in 1972 and has since released several solo albums. 

“My music reflects the ancient songs and stories sought from many sources and traditions,” said Nakai. “It’s music to stir your heart, to help you find your own dream in the rainbow world.”

 Â Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚  If purchased in advance, tickets are $6 for students, $14 for NMU faculty/staff and $15 for the general public.  Tickets sold at the door will be $8 for students, $16 for NMU faculty/staff, and $17 for the general public.

 Â Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚  For more information, call 227-1032 or visit

Prepared By
Becky Kratz