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Globalquerque World Music Festival
Every September, ¡Globalquerque! comes to Albuquerque, bringing with it world music, dance, entertainment, arts and crafts and a day of free activities. The 2013 festival takes place Friday, September 20 and Saturday, September 21. The 2013 ¡Globalquerque! is the festival's ninth year.

All ¡Globalquerque! events take place at the National Hispanic Cultural Center (NHCC), at 1701 4th Street NW, at Avenida Cesar Chavez.

What to Expect:
Performances take place on three stages for two nights; the performances begin at 6 p.m.; wander and hear different artists. In addition to the performances, there is a Global Village set up with vendors, craftspeople and artisans. Food is always part of the event. The Art Museum will be open and free. On Saturday, the FREE Global Fiesta will have events happening in four locations all day.

Grounds open at 4 p.m. and performances begin at 6:20 p.m., lasting until at least 11:30 p.m. The Global Village will be open into the night, and on Saturday, free programming includes workshops on music, crafts, folklore and more. World Music
¡Globalquerque! is known for its amazing lineup of world music. Performances take place on three stages. The Fountain Courtyard is small and intimate; the Albuquerque Journal Theatre is a world-class venue and seats 692. The outdoor Plaza Mayor lends itself to some great dancing. Choose your music, or enjoy it all.

Entertainment Schedule
All performances begin at 6 p.m.

Friday, September 20

  • A Moving Sound, Taiwan
  • DakhaBhraka, Ukraine
  • Los Flores del Valle, New Mexico
  • Kinky, Mexico
  • Rhythm of Rajasthan, India
  • Leon Russel, USA
  • Christine Salem, La Reunion
  • Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars, Sierra Leone
  • Solas, Ireland
  • T.O. Combo, Tohono O'odham

Saturday September 21

  • A Moving Sound, Taiwan
  • Kardemimmit, Finland
  • Krar Collective, Ethiopia
  • Sofia Rei, Argentina
  • Rhythm of Rajasthan, India
  • Christine Salem, La Reunion
  • Poncho Sanchez, USA
  • Noura Mint Seymali, Mauritania
  • Sihasin, Dine
  • Sons of the Rio Grande, New Mexico

Tickets to Music Festival, through September 19:
Adult, 2 day pass $54
Adult, 1 day, Friday or Saturday $32
Child, 12 and under, 2 day pass $27
Child, 12 and under, 1 day pass $17

Day of Show
Adult, 2 day pass $64
Adult, 1 day, Friday or Saturday $37
Child, 12 and under, 2 day pass $32
Child, 12 and under, 1 day pass $19

Tickets can be purchased at the NHCC Box Office in person or by calling (505) 724-4771. Online purchases can be made through Vendini for Friday, Saturday or a weekend pass.

The NHCC box office is open Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from Noon to 5 p.m. Children under the age of 3 are free. The NHCC is located at 1701 4th St SW.

Global Fiesta
On Saturday, September 21, Global Fiesta takes place, from 10:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Families can enjoy a day of free programs, from music workshops to live performances. There are four stages/areas where events will take place.

Cottonwood Stage

  • Demonstrations from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • 10:45 a.m., Celtic Communities of New Mexico: Aden Kemp on bagpipes, Bill McCoy on bodhran and dancers from the Tir Connail Irish Dance Academy
  • 11:45 a.m., New Mexican Musical Traditions: Las Flores del Valle
  • 12:45 p.m., Dine Culture: Sihasin
  • 1:45 p.m., Langa and Manganiar Traditons of Northern India: Rhythm of Rajasthan
  • 2:45 p.m., Where is La Reunion? And What's a Kayamb?: Christine Salem
  • 3:30 p.m., Street performance and exit parade: Carpetbag Brigade

NHCC Art Museum

  • 2 p.m., Take a guided tour of Stitching Resistance: The History of Chilen Arpilleras,

Dance Workshops: Salon Ortega
Enjoy dance workshops in the Salon.

  • 11:45 a.m., Irish Step Dancing with Tir Connail Academy
  • 12:45 p.m., Dancing Tai Chi with Mia from Moving Sound
  • 1:45 p.m., Afro-Cuban Rumba with Liusba Barcia
  • 2:45 p.m., Kalbelian Dance with Rhythm of Rajasthan

Wells Fargo Theatre
Enjoy talks and discussions on a variety of topics.

  • 11:30 a.m., Introducing the Music and Instruments of Taiwan, A Moving Sound
  • 12:30 p.m., Is Change the Only Thing That's Traditional? with Raquel Z. Rivera
  • 1:30 p.m., Pad Yatra - A Green Odyssey (film screening)

Bank of America Theatre

  • 11 a.m., Girl Rising, film screening and panel
Other Activities
Crafts, music, and other activities will be around the Center, all day long.
  • SEEDS: A Collective Voice, seed preservationists
  • Musical instrument making
  • Celebrate Culture! hand on crafts with Kerry Bergen: make and takes
  • Interactive drumming
  • Interactive instruments with Casey Mraz
  • ¡GlobalCOOKIE! Contest
  • Roving performances by Circo Latino and the Duke City Hoopers

Visit the ¡Globalquerque! website.

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