"The Blood Cries Out" is a beautiful blend of iconic American Indian imagery captured by master photographer Edward S. Curtis (1868-1952) with inspiring music composed and performed by six-time Native American Music Award nominee Ronald Roybal (Tewa/Spanish Colonial). Separated in time by nearly a century, their joint effort mixes portraits, landscapes and portrayals of American Indian life with Native American flute, classical guitar and piano resulting in a masterpiece of sight and sound that invokes visions of a time and place firmly embedded in the American Spirit. (51 minutes with ten high resolution music videos in stereo sound)
"The Blood Cries Out" was nominated Best Long Form Music Video in the 2007 Native American Music Awards! It was also a featured selection of the 2007 Santa Fe Film Festival.
You can view full length clips at the Ronald Roybal Music Portal at www.ronaldroybal.com then come back to CDBaby to order!
Ronald Roybal is a native of the American Southwest. A descendent of Spanish Colonial and Pueblo (Tewa) peoples, he considers his ability to express both sides of his heritage to be a great gift and responsibility. A completely self-taught musician, Ronald has studied music since his youth and is widely respected as a master performer of the Native American flute as well as the Spanish style guitar.
In addition to guitar and flute, he enjoys Pow Wow singing and dancing. He has been nominated for six Native American Music Awards including Best Instrumental Album (Suite Santa Fe), Best Native Flutist of the Year (Visions of the Fourth World), Best World Music Recording and Best Latin Recording (Eagle's Journey Into Dawn) and Best New Age Recording (Blue Corn, Red Earth). He has been featured twice on National Public Radio's Performance Today program for his performance at the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival's Salute to Indian Art Market.
He makes his home in Santa Fe, New Mexico where he performs extensively at area hotels, resorts, restaurants and civic events. In addition to performance, Ronald successfully operates his own recording studio and record label.