Native American Days
Enjoy Native American culture and musical performances in Albuquerque's Old Town.
Two-time Grammy Award winner Robert Mirabal lives with his family at the foot of the sacred Taos Mountain in northern New Mexico.
Maintaining a traditional life and keeping the centuries-old customs of the Taos Pueblo people, Mirabal has been described as a Native American "Renaissance man" - musician, composer, painter, master craftsman, poet, actor, screenwriter, horseman, and farmer. Mirabal travels extensively, playing his music all over the world.
If you live a traditional life, you see things differently — spiritually and musically.
His first flute came when he was 18 years old with money he borrowed from his grandmother. Shortly afterward, he had the opportunity to meet Native American flute player R. Carlos Nakai, who greatly influenced him.
"When we met he looked at my hands and laughed." He said, "I have that same scar. It's the scar of the flute maker."
Native American Days spans two days in Albuquerque's Old Town.
- 3 p.m. - Opening Blessings
- 4 p.m. - Gourd Dance Gazebo
- 5 p.m. - Jemez Singers and Drummers Gazebo
- 6 p.m. to 8 - Mini Powwow - A gathering in honor of American Indian culture.
For more information about the Powwow, please call (505) 259-1534
- 2 p.m. - Shelly Morningsong
- 3:30 p.m. to 5 - Robert Mirabal
Special Dance Performances
In addition to the regular programming on Friday, August 3, The Native American Council Dancers will perform throughout Old Town.
About Old Town - New Fun
Old Town - New Fun, a program that presents many events in Old Town and works year-round to support the continued success of Albuquerque’s historic treasure, is part of the Cultural Services Department, City of Albuquerque, Richard J. Berry, Mayor.
For more information on this or other events, please call 311 or visit OldTownABQ.
TTY Users call 711.