R. Carlos Nakai's 1989 album Canyon Trilogy recently became the first-ever platinum-certified album -- one million sold -- by a Native American artist playing Native music. To mark the occasion, Canyon Records has released the Canyon Trilogy Deluxe Platinum Edition. The label is also presenting a video series, "The Making of Canyon Trilogy."
This is the first installment of the series, posted yesterday, in which Nakai discusses some of the technical decisions he made in this landmark recording of the Native American flute sound. For further episodes, visit the Canyon Records YouTube channel.