Wednesday, August 6, 2014

More About Today's Music Video

The above live performance is from a now very rare DVD (the audio CD of the concert is still available) of one of Native music towering figures:  Robert Mirabal of Taos Pueblo, the northern most Pueblo in New Mexico.  This is one of his most important songs, and has always been deeply important to me personally (it was used by a lot of people, both Native and non-Native to help deal with the 9/11 events in 2001).  It first appeared on his native break-through multiple genre album "Mirabal:  Alter-Native" that came out, I believe, in 1997.  This concert with his Rare Tribal mob that included the likes of his brother Patrick (himself a composer and musician), his cousin Reynaldo (Ron) Lujan on custom Pueblo drums, the pipes of Star Nayea, and the great Kenny Aronoff on drums, amongst a whole host of other talented musicians and dancers, took place in the early 200's on the Mashantucket Pequot reservation in Connecticut.  It was filmed for PBS

Photo from the concert

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