Memorial held for Native American musician

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Some New Mexican’s are celebrating the life of a beloved Native American musician.

Paul Ortega died earlier this year at the age of 79.

He’s known for his work as a recording artist in the 50’s, 60’s and is credited with paving the way for contemporary Native American music.

Saturday a gathering was held to remember him.

Those who knew him say while they mourn his loss, they know his legacy will live on.

The memorial was held at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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