Taíno Music Pioneer
R. Múkaro Borrero is a verifiable pioneer in the revival of indigenous Taíno music, song, and dance. He has performed all over the world, from intimate settings to Pow Wows and Festivals, to educational institutions and clubs, to concert halls and stadiums.
o He can be contacted for presentations, solo or with accompaniment.
Affiliation: Kasibahagua Taíno Cultural Society
R. Múkaro Borrero is the founder and artistic director of the Kasibahagua Taíno Cultural Society, established in 1994. Under the direction of R. Múkaro Borrero, Kasibahagua was the very first group entity in the Caribbean Diaspora to focus its mission solely on the revival of indigenous Taíno music, dance, song, and art. Representing Kasibahagua, group members have performed at such notable institutions as the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian, American Museum of Natural History, El Museo del Barrio, and the United Nations, among many others.
Dance of the Mountain People: Indigenous Taino Music
Still Available for a limited time! Dance of the Mountain People: Indigenous Taino Music, Anniversary Edition 2011. Composed, performed, and produced by Roberto Múkaro Borrero, Dance of the Mountain People was the first full length, traditional-style Taíno music album to be released anywhere in the world. Music from Dance of the Mountain People is featured in the video game "Arrival: Kasike."
o CLICK HERE to purchase Dance of the Mountain People CD.
Daka Naboria & the Abrazos Orchestra
In 2014, Múkaro contributed his original composition, "Daka Naboria," to the premiere release of the Abrazos Orchestra's "Message of Love." He has performed "Daka Naboria" with the Abrazos Orchestra live in concert.
o You can purchase "Daka Naboria" or the full "Message of Love" album here.
Who's gonna save you?
R. Múkaro Borrero contributed the sound of the "guamo (conch shell horn)" to Native American recording artist Robby Romero's hit single release entitled "Who's gonna save you?" The single entered the top ten at #9 on the National Aboriginal Music Charts and is featured on Romero’s album release "Painting The World." The release of Painting the World took place during the United Nations Permanent Forum On Indigenous Issues Cultural Event on Earth Day, April 22, 2008 at United Nations Headquarters in New York City with a live performance by Romero accompanied by Cameron McCarthy and Roberto Borrero.
Click here to hear the single, Who's gonna save you?