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 Robert Mirabal

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Indians Indians (SD 935)
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Musician, writer, singer and storyteller, Robert Mirabal is Native America's most dynamic and best selling artist.

Robert Mirabal - Indians Indians
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On INDIANS INDIANS Mirabal goes back to his tribal roots with heartfelt and humorous stories, songs, and music about the people and cultures that surround him. This provocative new recording will make you laugh and make you cry.

Artist of the Year, 2003, Native American Music Awards

Mirabal gives a powerful, raw, and sensitive performance, creating a deeply moving listening experience.

"...an incredibly gifted writer, vocalist, musician, dancer and storyteller...a world music triumph... an artist for all seasons and all cultures." Billboard.

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Music From a Painted Cave (SD/SC 927)
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The exciting and dynamic live concert recording from the nationally broadcast PBS-TV Special features new songs and fresh versions of Robert Mirabal's greatest hits in a stunning live performance by this talented singer, flutist and percussionist.

Robert Mirabal - Music from a Painted Cave
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"I'm very much a part of two different worlds," says Mirabal who still makes his home at the Taos Pueblo outside of Taos, New Mexico. "There is the Native culture that's my heritage and the rock & roll culture I grew up with. They are both part of who I am and one of the primary goals of my music is to express that combination."

"Robert Mirabal was incredible. He put on a show with Native dancers, and his heart is absolutely in everything he's doing." -Billboard Magazine

"Mirabal's performance was no mere concert. It was an event... Fabulous. Exciting. Bravo!" -Green Bay Press Gazette

Mirabal's band, Rare Tribal Mob, includes:

Robert Mirabal - Vocals, Flutes, Ocarina, Percussion, Didgeridoo
Reynaldo Lujan - Tribal Rhythms, Vocals
Michael Kott - Cello
Stev Castillo - Guitars
Kenny Aronoff - (John Mellencamp) Drums, Percussion
Star Nayea - Vocals, Percussion
Robin Peffer - Bass
Patrick Mirabal - Vocals, Flutes, Percussion

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Taos Tales (SD/SC 922)
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In song, chant and music, Robert Mirabal tells stories of the land known as Taos, New Mexico.

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Robert Mirabal can be called a Native American "Renaissance man" - musician, composer, master craftsman, poet, actor and screenwriter - but he always stays true to his roots.

Haunting and spirited, on Taos Tales the words of his Tiwa language ring forth in a powerful and evocative musical setting highlighted by Native flute and Mirabal's band on cello, guitar and percussion. Taos Tales is a brilliant cross-over release bridging the gap between his previous ethereal flute releases and his recent rock oriented titles.

"...ancestral drumming and ritualistic chanting ... create an intoxicating swirl as they intermingle with contemporary ideas and sounds. Mirabal flashes to an ancient people coming to terms with the modernity that surrounds them." The Voice

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Warrior Magician (SD 296)
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Robert Mirabal blends his solo flute with modern and traditional instruments.

Warrior Magician
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The alchemical magic of Mirabal's solo flute melodies intertwined with percussion, didjeridoo, ambient keyboards and guitar. Warrior Magician is a stirring companion to his critically acclaimed earlier release Song Carrier and further highlights his mastery of Native American flute composition.

"...exquisitely nuanced flute playing...captivating birdlike melodies." The New York Times

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Song Carrier (SD 295)
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Robert Mirabal brings forth the voices of Mother Earth and Father Sky in these authentic Native American flute recordings.

Song Carrier
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Subtly enhanced with sounds of nature and Native percussion, Song Carrier is the story of a man and the music of his soul, his land, and his people.
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ABOUT THE ARTIST

"There's always a flute player in every tribe. I never would have guessed it at the time, but I've become that flute player." The tribe is the Taos Pueblo. The time was when Robert was 18 and he encountered for the first time, the Native American flute.

Now, his handcrafted flutes are in the Smithsonian National Museum.

From the powwow auction where he saw that first flute, to Japan, England and all the world, Robert plays with the noble purpose of honoring the land, his family, his ancestors and his tribe who have occupied the same area of Northern New Mexico for over a thousand years. While deeply aware of his heritage, Robert looks at the responsibility universally: "I offer my work as a healing for the human spirit and a rememberence of why we are all here together."

In addition to the music and instruments he creates, Robert is also a celebrated painter, poet and playwright. He is the author of A Skeleton of a Bridge, a book of poetry, prose and short stories. He has lent his words and insights to several educational and documentary films, including two narrated by Robert Redford, "Silent Witness" and "Sacred Sites." He is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Award and the New York Dance and Performer's "Bessie" Award for composition. Robert has also been named SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR twice in 1998 and again in 1999 at the annual Native American Music Awards.

See also Johnny Whitehorse