Famed Native American flutist performs in Valley

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Famed flutist Aaron White performed in Phoenix on Sunday. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) Famed flutist Aaron White performed in Phoenix on Sunday. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

Famed flutist Aaron White performed in the Valley Sunday.

The artist, nominated for a Grammy in the past, along with several other musicians, debuted their music as the "Native American Flute Choir" at the Pueblo Grande Museum in Phoenix on Sunday afternoon. The concert kicks off an exhibit showcasing Canyon Records in Tempe, a recording studio focusing on producing Native American music.

"It's an instrument that speaks instantly to anyone," said Robert Doyle of Canyon Records. "It has a mellow, natural tuning and seems to reverberate the body. People find it very soothing."

Doyle said Native American flute music speaks to the human qualities and is especially unique. 

"It is made to emulate the human voice. It is made to a natural tuning that the maker discovers by feel," Doyle said.

White also talked about the art of making flutes, and many of his creations are on display at the Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix.

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