Friday, August 12, 2011

Taos Musician Robert Mirabel in Po'Pay Speaks



Visitors to Santa Fe and The Hacienda Nicholas Bed & Breakfast Inn are fascinated with the rich history of the area, particularly the Native American culture. Here is an opportunity to learn more of this vivid history during a premiere of the one-man show, Po'Pay Speaks. Starring Taos Pueblo musican, artist and writer Robert Mirabel, Po'Pay Speaks is a depiction of Po-Pay, the leader of the 1680 Pueblo Revolt against Spanish colonial rule. Mirabel, a two-time Grammy winner, will use music, story-telling and dance to tell the story of Po'Pay's tremendous achievement in uniting the Pueblo peoples to drive out the Spaniards. The production then segues into a message to Native American youth today, given in the spirit of a current-day Po'Pay. He laments the adverse of effects of consumerism, facebook and mass media on Native American culture, and implores Pueblo peoples to re-examine and re-connect with their roots.

The premiere of Po'Pay Speaks is on August 16, followed by another 17 performances running through September 4, 2011. Tickets are $45 and $55 and may be purchased at www.ticketssantafe.org or by calling 505.988.1234.

Po'Pay Speaks
August 16-Sept. 4, 2011
8:30pm
The Lodge at Santa Fe - Maria Benitez Room
750 North St. Francis Drive
Santa Fe, NM

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