Narrated by Rita O’Connell of livetaos, the much-anticipated Iron Horse Summer Of the Red Willow PSA video launches today on nativechildrenssurvival.org, where you can also sign the petition to Change The Name of Kit Carson Park.
Every year during the last weekend in April, the world’s largest gathering of Native American and indigenous people takes place in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
“I feel that as humans, as participants and beings that walk upon this earth, it is our responsibility to help the earth. We all need to take steps towards a clean and healthy future regarding animals, humans, plants, and the various ecosystems.” Ta’Kaiya Blaney
Back in December, the Farmhouse Cafe and Bakery hosted an Iron Horse Chefs event and tomorrow night Robby Romero and Robert Mirabal will perform there once again.
Over two decades ago, Robby Romero created several public service announcements for MTV’s Free Your Mind Campaign. These video clips helped to dispel long-held misconceptions about Native Peoples in Popular Culture.
“I grew up pretty hard core,” says Robert, when asked about his early years at Taos Pueblo, “I never expected to do what I have done.”
Robby Romero’s teens began a year early on his twelfth birthday here in Taos at the Mabel Dodge Lujan House. Dennis Hopper owned the house at the time and during his long residency there, his Mud Palace was the talk of the town. The stories still circulate all these years later.
Robby Romero’s musical roots run deep. He was born with them. You couldn’t make up this story, a life so charmed and filled with a cast of characters most only get to dream about.
Robert Mirabal’s annual Christmas Concert at the TCA is a Taos tradition. For over a decade, Robert has gifted home grown fans and friends with an evening of story telling, music and dance.
When I contacted Robert earlier this week regarding this profile piece on him, I asked if he had anything specific he’d like me to mention. He emailed me back right away. His text was short and to the point.
It’s been 21 years since Robby Romero’s groundbreaking Videos for MTV and VH1 combined Music and Activism using Art as a tool for social change, but this past November during Native American Heritage Month, it appeared that the music media had finally caught up with Romero who has always been way ahead of the curve.
It’s not often that two immensely talented and well known artists of these men’s stature join forces to create what is known in Rock and Roll parlance as a Super Group, especially if they hail from Indian Country. Although they had performed together once, live on Channel 7 News N.M. in 1990 and both Industry…