Mirabal returns to Macey

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Two-time Grammy winner Robert Mirabal, together with 10 singers/dancers/musicians from Jemez Pueblo, will perform ceremonial pieces — rarely, if ever, seen outside the pueblo, in a Performing Arts Series event at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 22, at New Mexico Tech's Macey Center.

The presentation honors Native American Heritage Month.

Mirabal is a celebrated Native American flutist and composer from Taos Pueblo. Maintaining a traditional life, 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 — and he travels extensively playing his music all over the world.

"PAS is delighted to have the very talented Robert Mirabal return to Socorro and Macey Center," said PAS director Ronna Kalish. "He is a truly gifted performer, who is helping to keep alive the Native American traditions that have formed the spiritual and cultural backbone of this region for many generations."

The event coincides with the 26th annual Festival of the Cranes, with events in Socorro and at the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge.

Tickets are $20 for adults, $18 for seniors and $10 for youth, and are available online, for a small fee, at www.nmtpas.org, at the New Mexico Tech cashier's office (second floor of Fidel Center), in town at Brownbilt Shoes and Western Wear and Burrito Tyme Drive-up, or at the door.