ETHEL + Robert Mirabal – The River
Continuing a deeply successful six year collaboration inspired by ceremonies dedicated to the sun, ETHEL and Robert Mirabal, Native American musician, instrument builder, and three-time Grammy Award-winner, present their next evolution of the cross-cultural concert experience. The inspiration this time is water as the embodiment of spirit, and its essential role in life on earth. The audience is immersed in a flow of music, narrative, and ritual that evokes timeless Native American traditions through contemporary musical artistry. As delivered by these master performers, the effect is breathtaking, even ecstatic.
Musician, writer, singer and storyteller, Robert Mirabal is Native America’s most dynamic and best-selling artist. In addition to the music and instruments he creates, he 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. Mr. Mirabal is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Award, three Grammy awards and the New York Dance and Performer’s “Bessie” Award for composition.