Globalquerque 2012 Free Global Fiesta

September 17, 2012 by  
Filed under Concerts, Kids, Live Performances, Music

Know much about Tahitian dance, Colombian long flutes, or Estonian runic singing? 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 22, and tickets for the main festival are discounted if you buy in advance!

Globalquerque 2012 takes place September 21-22 at The National Hispanic Cultural Center, including a day of no-ticket-needed events at the Free Global Fiesta on September 22 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:

  • Dance workshops from Flamenco to Tahitian dance
  • Estonian runic singing talk and workshop at 11 am
  • Mongolian throat-singing workshop at 12 noon
  • Guided tour of the Mexican ceramics show Fabuloso in the Art Museum at 12:30 pm
  • Wordplay / World-Play poetry presentation at 1 pm
  • A talk on New Mexican Musical Traditions at 3 pm with Cipriano Vigil and Alicia Lueras Maldonado
  • Crafts including making musical instruments and the chance to make Andes Mountain paper hats and embossed tin animalitos
  • Drumming
  • Performances by Circo Latino and the Duke City Hoopers
  • Live raptors and bird-related crafts presented by Bandalier National Park

And lots more – including the 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 by September 20 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 20.

Performers at Globalquerque include:

  • Soul singer Bettye LaVette
  • New Mexicans The Big Spank
  • Spanish band Canteca de Macao
  • New Mexicans La Familia Vigil
  • Bombino from Niger
  • Plena Libre from Puerto Rico
  • Keith Secola Band featuring the Wild Band Dancers
  • EarthRise SoundSystem, Zeb and Haniya, Razia, and more.

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



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