Badass and Blind
Concert & Panel Discussion
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Grammy-nominated and New Mexico native, Raul Midón is celebrated as one of music's most distinctive and searching voices. Heralded as a "one-man band who turns a guitar into an orchestra and his voice into a chorus," (NY Times), Midón has collaborated with such heroes as Herbie Hancock, Stevie Wonder, Jason Mraz, Queen Latifah and Snoop Dogg. Blind since birth, Midón produced-engineered his most recent album using special computer software for the blind. Midón's latest release Bad Ass and Blind (March 2017, Mack Ave) was nominated for a Grammy Award, and is the first album where Raul openly confronts the challenges of his handicap in his songwriting.
Ticket purchase gives access to pre-concert panel discussion @ 6pm / Doors 5:30pm / Concert Starts 7pm
Panel discussion features artist Raul Midon, as well as, local leaders in politics, music education and the arts, and is designed to address topics such as disability in the performing arts, access to education and technology, the value of cultural programming for the disability community and New Mexico's position on these issues within the US