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Reggae by the River

featuring Native Roots

at Coronado Historic Site
485 Kuaua Rd
Bernalillo NM 87004
505-867-5351
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Time: 10:00am     Day: Saturday     Doors: 9:30am     Ages: All Ages     Price: FREE

Come enjoy the beautiful setting and intriguing history at the Coronado Historic Site during this day time event featuring traditional Native American song in the morning and local favorites Native Roots in the afternoon. Docent-led tours of the historic site will occur throughout the day. Arts, crafts, and food will be available for purchase. Visitors are encouraged to bring folding chairs and sunscreen.

The Coronado Historic Site, located just north of Albuquerque in Bernalillo, offers beautiful vistas, an interpretive trail winding through architectural remnants of a once-thriving Pueblo Indian village, nature paths leading to covered picnic tables that overlook the Rio Grande, reconstructions of a kiva and a habitation unit, and a gallery of remarkable centuries-old wall paintings housed in a room designed by renowned architect John Gaw Meem. 

Native Roots was formed in 1997 by musician John L. Williams (Sisseton-Wahpeton Sioux) and lyricist/vocalist Emmett "Shkeme" Garcia (Santa Ana Pueblo) to reach out with a message of pride, unity, and respect among all nations, through the universal language of music. This dynamic and award-winning combination has produced three CDs that have propelled Native Roots into the Native American and Reggae music scene as the premier Native American Reggae band whose music is Native American written, produced, and performed.

Native Roots contributes their solid reggae foundation to the influence it has had on Native American communities. Native Roots is a natural extension of growing up, living and loving reggae music. John Williams' extensive musical background in working with different styles of music has allowed him to incorporate various elements into the music without compromising the essential reggae feel.  In addition, "Shkeme's" singing style reflects not only a variety of reggae styles, but also reflects years of experience singing both traditional pueblo and pow wow music. The blending Native influences such as traditional drums, rattles, chants, language and flute, with a variety of reggae styles including ragamuffin, one drop, rockers, and dancehall, makes Native Roots' music unique. Lyrical themes include the importance of traditional languages and culture, spirituality, respect for our elders, the sacredness of our youth, and love. 

New Mexico Culture Squared (NMC2) is a NM Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) project to build and manage partnerships between DCA institutions and cultural organizations that will enhance the impact, effectiveness, attendance, and visitor experience of exhibits and programs of DCA entities. Under the management of AMP Concerts, NMC2 will create programs in collaboration with State Historic Sites, DCA Museums and various cultural organizations with the goal of increasing public programs statewide and promoting New Mexico as a destination for arts and culture.


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