Grammy-Award Winning Musician, Artist,
& Taos Pueblo Renaissance Man
To Make a Special Announcement That Night!
TUESDAY, March 5 at 7:00 pm on Ch. 5.1
“ROBERT MIRABAL: MUSIC FROM A PAINTED CAVE”
Whether as a composer, songwriter or musician, Robert Mirabal has won many honors, including two-time Native American Music Award Artist of the Year, three-time Songwriter of the Year, a 2006 GRAMMY Award for Sacred Ground, and his 2008 GRAMMY for Johnny Whitehorse Totemic Flute Chants, blending all of Robert's influences into a musical landscape that conjures up both the historic and contemporary West.
Maintaining a traditional life, keeping the centuries-old customs of the Taos Pueblo people, Robert has been described as a Native American "Renaissance man" - musician, composer, painter, master craftsman, poet, actor, screenwriter, horseman and farmer - and travels extensively playing his music all over the world.
..."If you live a traditional life you see things differently—spiritually and musically...."
On Tuesday March 5 from 7:00 – 10:00 pm, Robert Mirabal will be visiting the New Mexico PBS studios, and will be making a Special Announcement.
Preview: ROBERT MIRABAL: MUSIC FROM A PAINTED CAVE
Beginning at 7:00 pm, watch ROBERT MIRABAL: MUSIC FROM A PAINTED CAVE, his groundbreaking 2001 national PBS concert special, recorded at the Fox Theater in Mashantucket, Connecticut, before a crowd of 2,000. This stirring performance features Mirabal with band the Rare Tribal Mob, world champion Native singers and dancers in eye dazzling regalia, two percussionists, and players of the cello, electric guitar, and Aboriginal didgeridoo. Special lighting effects create the illusion of a petroglyph-filled cavern wherein the performance takes place.
"It's just about the most beautiful piece of theatre, and ... splendor."
-- Daune Stinson, News from Indian Country
"An evolutionary vision of one man from birth's breath to the metamorphosis of time."
-- Native American Times
A leading proponent of world music, Mirabal performs worldwide, sharing flute songs, tribal rock, dance, and storytelling, and has merged his indigenous American sound with those of Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, tapping into a planetary pulse with a style that defies categorization. In 2011, Mirabal joined the avant-garde string quartet ETHEL for a collaborative tour, Music of the Sun. He had formerly performed with the group at BAM's Next Wave Festival in 2008
"My travels have provided me with experiences that I could have never imagined, and exposed me to a global sound and a global voice."
In addition to his Grammy and Nammy Awards, Robert has been awarded the New York Dance and Performance Bessie Award, 1992, and First Americans In the Arts Outstanding Achievement in Music, 2001.
His flutes are world renowned and have been displayed at the Smithsonian Institution's Museum of the American Indian.
Mirabal also published a book of storytelling poetry and prose in 1994, Skeletons of a Bridge, and his first nove, Running Alone in Photographs, in 2008. Aside from his artistic talents, Mirabal is a father and a farmer, living in Taos Pueblo and participating in the traditional ways and rituals of his people.