Iron Horse

Jan 23, 2015

#SummerOfTheRedWillow #ChangeTheName

Iron HorseOver two decades ago, Robby Romero created several public service announcements for MTV’s Free Your Mind Campaign. These video clips helped to dispel long-held misconceptions about Native Peoples in Popular Culture.

In the Summer of 2014, Robby approached Robert Mirabal to join him in his effort to convince the Town of Taos to change the name of Kit Carson Park, to Red Willow Park in honor of the Tiwa/Red Willow People who have lived at Taos Pueblo for over 2000 years. Robby and Robert envisioned a musical collaboration that would bring the multi-cultural community of Taos together, culminating with a concert (in the park, of course) and Iron Horse was born.

In January of 1994, Free Your Mind won the Industry’s prestigious CableAce Award.

In January of 2015, 21 years later, the campaign continues but this time, it’s here at home, in Taos.

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Robby Romero Indian Country Tour

Jan 19

r u 2 Cool 2 Care

Today marks the 25th anniversary of the Global Broadcast of Robby Romero’s 1st music video campaign for Native Children’s Survival.

On January 19, 1990, following President Mikhail Gorbachev’s historic environmental message at the Global Forum of Spiritual and Parliamentary Leaders in Moscow, Is It Too Late, was broadcast around the world from the Kremlin, shinning the light on the climate crisis.

25 years later real solutions to the climate crisis have yet to be implemented.

Let your voice be heard!

Contact: The White House & United Nations Climate Change Conference 

Robert Mirabal

Jan 16, 2015


Robert Mirabal El Cortez

“I grew up pretty hard core,” says Robert, when asked about his early years at Taos Pueblo, “I never expected to do what I have done.”

Robert grew up mainly with his grandparents in the Village at Taos Pueblo and attended school there until he was 12, almost 13. His early years were uneventful and followed the seasonal and daily rounds at the Pueblo. His grandparents were “low key, traditional people,” he says. From them he learned his people’s ways; the language and culture, how to farm the land to grow food, to hunt and perform ancient ceremonies and to provide for the extended family.

“I think Robby and I both had to do our own thing first,” he says, ” sow our wild oats and such, before we were able to make this music we’re making together as Iron Horse.”

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