Beyond a vault of all-American stars, local/legit old-school band Red Earth modernizes Native American themes by experimenting with contemporary elements. Painting with a broad palette, the local sextet fuses diverse genres like ska, jazz, reggae, rockabilly and blues into something its members call a “tribal stew.” The group’s 2003 album Zia Soul features collaborators like Ozomatli's Wil-Dog Abers (bass, marímbula) and musicians from Brazil and the Navajo Nation, boasting titles like “Key of Pain” and “Santa Fake.” Red Earth reprises their long-running (1998-2006) Gathering of Nations concert series Electric 49 at Launchpad (618 Central SW) on Friday, April 24. That 21-plus reunion gig opens at 8pm and rocks out at 9:30pm. Presale tickets are $8. Hopi reggae artist Casper Lomayesva and his Mighty 602 Band open.
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Two legendary ladies of American roots music will be in Albuquerque this weekend to showcase some ultra-fancy pickin’ on Sunday, April 26, at the South Broadway Cultural Center (1025 Broadway SE). Cathy Fink is one of the finest clawhammer banjo players on Earth, and nobody … [ more >> ]
Event honors Native Americans with traditional dances, a drum contest, multiple vendors and more.
The University of New Mexico Kiva Club has been a voice for Native Americans in and around the university since 1955. Every spring the community gathers for Nizhoni Days, a week of performances, discussions and other events aimed at addressing Native American issues within UNM and the surrounding community, and cultivating … [ more >> ]