Ronald Geronimo, Tohono O’odham Singer

Ronald Geronimo, Tohono O’odham Singer. Ge’e Oidag (Big Field) in the Sells district of the Tohono O’odham Nation  |  2022
Ronald Geronimo began learning traditional songs from the late Danny Lopez, along with other male elders in his community, most of whom have passed. Ronald views singing less of an artform and more of a way to continue culture and tradition. “A few years back, the oldest elder in the community presented a rattle to me and told me that he had a dream that I was going to be the one to keep our songs alive. I am trying to live up to that dream,” Ronald says. One of last living male singers in his community, Ronald will pass the tradition along to his son, Michael Geronimo.

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