Free Global Fiesta at Globalquerque 2010

September 20, 2010 by  
Filed under Concerts, Events, Kids, Live Performances, Music

Ever seen a didgeridoo demonstration? Here’s your chance to enjoy song and dance from around the world at Globalquerque, Albuquerque’s annual celebration of world music and culture.  There’s a free global fiesta with family-friendly entertainment and activities on Saturday September 25, and tickets for the main festival are discounted if you buy in advance!

Globalquerque 2010 takes place September 24-25 at The National Hispanic Cultural Center, including a day of no-ticket-needed events at the Free Global Fiesta on September 25 from 10:30 am to 4 pm.  Live performances, crafts, and activities are appropriate for kids as well as adults. Some of the free Fiesta fun includes:

  • Middle Eastern dance classes with belly dancer Tasha Banat
  • Mexican dancing with Evelyn-Mora Cuevas
  • Haitian dance lessons with Racin Kreyol and drummers
  • Bhangra Dance with San Francisco’s Non Stop Bhangra
  • Workshops on making dolls and musical instruments
  • Native American flute making demonstrations
  • An intro to Arabic music
  • Drumming
  • Performances by Circo Latino and the Duke City Hoopers
  • A guided tour of the NHCC’s show New Mexico Furniture is Art (at 12:30)

And lots more – including a GlobalCOOKIE contest! Plus, world food vendors cook up dishes to go with the world music, and everyone gets free admission to the National Hispanic Cultural Center Art Museum all day. Check out the full Free Global Fiesta schedule.

If all the free festivities aren’t enough, order tickets for the main festival on or by September 23 to take advantage of Globalquerque advance ticket prices. An adult two-day pass is $50, or a one day pass is $30. (Children 12 and under = $25/$15). If you wait till the day of the event, tickets cost up to $10 more, so don’t miss out on a chance to save a few bucks by purchasing advance tickets by September 23.

Performers at Globalquerque include:

  • Mariachi Mystery Tour
  • The Flatlanders with Tom Russell
  • Kenge Kenge
  • Deolinda
  • Collision Zuni Dancers
  • Olodum
  • Los Martinez

If you’re like me and feel your taste in music is not as diverse as it could be, Globalquerque sounds like a good way to experience music of many different cultures, all while getting a good deal.

Globalquerque takes place at the The National Hispanic Cultural Center, located at 1701 4th Street SW, Albuquerque.

— Joshua


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