One of the Native American music community's most charismatic artists, Robert Mirabal is an incredibly gifted writer, vocalist, musician, dancer, and storyteller.

One of the Native American music community's most charismatic artists, Robert Mirabal is an incredibly gifted writer, vocalist, musician, dancer, and storyteller. These talents coalesced beautifully on Music From a Painted Cave, a PBS-TV concert special that spawned this powerful album. Recorded live last December at the Fox Theater in Mashantucket, Conn., this album showcases the creative skills Mirabal has been honing since his days with the Taos Mountain Shadow Dancers, a performing troupe from New Mexico's Taos Pueblo. The flute-playing Mirabal has always had the ability to blend his own colorful heritage with myriad global influences, and this project is a world-music triumph. When the spirit of the ancient collides with realities of the present—as it does on the bluesy rocker "1000 Miles" and thought-provoking "Navajo Fires"—it becomes apparent that Mirabal is an artist for all seasons and all cultures. Contact: 303-443-5617.—DEP

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