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June 2018
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Magnify Dance Center: The Golden Years—A Tribute to Karen Alwin (Rental)

June 1June 2
Albuquerque Journal Theatre
1701 4th St SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102 United States
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6:30 pm—Friday
2 pm—Saturday

Magnify Dance Center presents The Golden Years—A Tribute to Karen Alwin. Magnify Dance Center’s Biannual Spring Showcase features our beautiful dancers in mixed choreography for a special celebration honoring the Albuquerque dance legacy of Karen Alwin during this, her 50th year of teaching.
$14, $18 w/ $3 discount for students and seniors

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Rezilience 125


June 8
NHCC Campus
1701 4th Street SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102 United States
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4 pm to 11 pm

The 3rd Annual REZARTX Festival, produced by the non-profit REZILIENCE Organization, is a one-of-a-kind event that showcases the work of Indigenous professionals and organizations from across the country through music, arts, interactive activities, and more. Led and run solely by a community of Indigenous peoples that works to support Indigenous arts and culture programming in North America, it promotes positivity and creativity while encouraging awareness and education about Indigenous peoples and communities.

The theme of REZARTX 2018 is “Living in Cultivation,” with activities designed to allow participants to share efforts that invite abundance of knowledge, self, and community. This year’s event focuses on performance—music, dance, and poetry—with an evening show featuring seven acts and all-new video and mural installations. Other positive and enjoyable experiences for all ages include the opening Rio Rez Run, art activities, food vendors, and a vendors market featuring a variety of traditional and contemporary Indigenous art.
$20 Early Bird (by May 15);
$25 in advance;
$30 day of show;
$2 discount for NHCC members;
children 7 and younger free with a paying adult
Group Rates available through the NHCC Box Office

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Isabel Bayón 125

Festival Flamenco Internacional: Compañía Isabel Bayón Dju Dju

June 13
Albuquerque Journal Theatre
1701 4th St SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102 United States
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8 pm

Festival Flamenco Internacional de Alburquerque 31 presents Compañía Isabel Bayón’s Dju Dju, an Israel Galván creation for Isabel Bayón.

In an extraordinary collaboration, avant-garde choreographer and dancer Israel Galván directs classical dancer Isabel Bayón as she reinvents herself, exploring the demons and superstitions of the flamenco world along with her husband, guitarist Jesús Torres, and dancers Alicia Márquez and Nieves Casablanca. “Torres recites a litany of her superstitions; Bayón crosses herself, or shoos off bad spirits even as she’s willfully stomping on glass. The music veers from eerie lullabies to full church-organ portentousness…. Dju Dju works ultimately because it draws on qualities close to flamenco’s heart: wayward rhythms, unresolved dissonances, irrational passions, the summoning of hidden forces.” (Sanjoy Roy, The Guardian)

Born in Seville, Isabel Bayón has performed at numerous national and international festivals, and formed her own company in 2001, creating a series of award-winning shows. She is also a choreographer for the Spanish National Ballet and the Andalusian Dance Company, among others, and a teacher at the María de Ávila Higher Dance Conservatory in Madrid. She received the National Dance Award in 2013.
$40, $50, $70, $85

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Festival-Flamenco-Fiesta-Flamenca 125

Festival Flamenco Internacional: Fiesta Flamenca 31

June 15June 16
Albuquerque Journal Theatre
1701 4th St SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102 United States
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8 pm

Fiesta Flamenca is a star-studded evening of music and dance, illustrating the range and dynamic styles presented in Festival Flamenco. Elegance, sophistication, and physical brilliance challenge the audience to experience flamenco in all of its forms. Juxtaposing heritage and innovation, this vibrant display of artistry can be found in the distinct characteristics of flamenco. In a spectacular display of the most powerful and energetic flamenco, headlining artists of Festival Flamenco 31, along with Yjastros: The American Flamenco Repertory Company, share the stage for an evening of unforgettable music and dance. Featured artists to be announced soon.
$50, $60, $80, $95

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Lone Pinon 125

Domingos en Arte: Lone Piñon and Lenore Armijo

June 17

7:30 pm

Lone Piñon is an acoustic conjunto from Northern New Mexico whose music celebrates the diversity and integrity of their region’s cultural roots. Using violins, accordion, quinta huapangera, bajo sexto, guitarrón, tololoche and vocals in Spanish, English, Nahuatl, and P’urépecha, the group has revived and updated the Chicano string band style that once flourished in New Mexico, bringing a devoted musicianship to Northern New Mexican polkas and chotes, virtuosic Mexican huapango and son calentano, and classic borderlands conjunto.

Growing up in New Mexico, Lenore Armijo was exposed to a unique blend of music including jazz, ranchera and classical. Her own style has propelled her career onto various stages around New Mexico, and more recently in films such as “Descansos” and “Letters to Our Daughters.” Her recent appearances on stage include the live New Mexico Tour of “Bless Me Ultima,” written by Rudolfo Anaya, and “Living Purgatory,” written by Patricia Crespin.

Domingos en Arte, a summer music and dance series presented by Melaza Music, AMP Concerts, and the National Hispanic Cultural Center is a family-friendly summer event on Sundays in NHCC’s charming Fountain Courtyard that features live music, drinks, and delicious Latin cuisine. The NHCC’s newest on-campus restaurant—La Fonda del Bosque—will be offering unique themed dinners before each concert and providing a cash bar and tapas throughout the night.

$11 in Advance, $14 Day of Show


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Remember the Time 2018 125

Remember the Time

June 20
Albuquerque Journal Theatre
1701 4th St SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102 United States
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7 pm

Music has always been an integral part of the history of Barelas, and many of New Mexico’s well-known musicians have come from this community. In 2012, the NHCC partnered with the Barelas Coffee House to present the Rock ‘n’ Soul Show and Revue, then in its seventh year.  This event, showcasing great rock, soul, R&B and New Mexico rancherita tunes from the 1960s through the 1980s, recreated the touring shows performed in legendary Albuquerque venues during those years and provided a forum for the reunion of some of the city’s finest musicians from that era. In 2014 the Barelas Coffee House presented Oh What A Night, and in 2015 Cruizin’ Central, to sold-out houses; these were unique opportunities for family and friends to come together and listen, sing along, and dance to music from the 1950s through the 1980s. In 2016 and 2017, the first and second Remember the Time dance concerts brought back memories of happy times at venues such as the Civic Auditorium, Leo’s La Roc, and the Far West. This year’s concert, focusing on more recent decades, once again celebrates life, love, and music at its best with great Albuquerque musicians who have been entertaining New Mexico audiences over the years.  Featured bands are Picoso, Fat City, and Soul Divine, three dynamic local dance bands with dedicated fan bases.

Opened in 1978 as a precursor to the ongoing revitalization of the neighborhood, the Barelas Coffee House is itself an iconic Albuquerque venue and a popular local meeting place as well as a tourist attraction.  The NHCC is once again entering into a presenting partnership with the Barelas Coffee House, through owner Michael Anthony Gonzales, for the 3rd annual Remember the Time dance concert.
$27 w/ $2 off for NHCC members

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Los Gaiteros de San Jacinto and Baracutanga

June 23
Albuquerque Journal Theatre
1701 4th St SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102 United States
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7:30 pm

Los Gaiteros de San Jacinto, the most storied and revered folkloric gaita and traditional cumbia ensemble from Colombia’s Caribbean region, has been active since the 1950’s. Their music preserves the traditional rhythms and sounds that are the product of a mixture of Indigenous, Spanish, and Afro-Colombian heritage. Dating back at least to the time of Bolivar, gaitero music is played on two flutes (gaitas) and a maraca, both of Indigenous origin, and drums of African origin, through the descendants of the many African slaves who passed through the country’s Caribbean coast. The group’s founder, Antonio “Toño” Fernández, is credited with paving the way for modern cumbia’s enormous popularity throughout the Americas by being the first to successfully put words to gaitero music. The Latin Grammy-winning band has toured the world and is currently headed by four of the original members, who perform with a new generation of gaiteros. Through their own new compositions and through teaching young musicians, Los Gaiteros de San Jacinto are a crucial link between traditional gaita & cumbia music and its contemporary renewal. Thanks in great part to them, gaita music has become one of the most influential traditional styles in contemporary Colombian popular music today.

Baracutanga, a New Mexico-based, seven-piece band representing four different countries (Bolivia, Ecuador, Peru, and the U.S.), prides itself on arranging traditional South American rhythms in new and interesting ways, such as mixing huayño and cumbia with Middle Eastern darbuka, or Afro-Cuban batá and Afro-Peruvian festejo with Andean zampoñas, among other combinations. This kind of experimentation, blending ancestral traditions with a modern sensibility, results in an exciting, distinctive Latin flavor that is all its own. Lyrically and musically, Baracutanga proposes to build bridges between the south and north, finding common ground in creating songs that cross linguistic and cultural barriers and promoting cultural experiences that empower Latinos with a message of self-affirmation. Over the past couple of years the award-winning group has found itself enjoying an ever-expanding national and international audience with appearance on stages from Calgary to Juarez, Denver to Kansas City. Baracutanga will be celebrating the release of their latest single and video “Cuida tus Espaldas”, mixed by Grammy-nominated, triple platinum engineer Frank “El Medico” Rodriquez (Kinky, Juan Luis Guerra, Daddy Yankee).
$22, $27 w/ $2 off for NHCC Members

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July 2018
La Chamba 125

La Chamba

7:30 pm

La Chamba is driven by Electric Guitar that fuses 60’s psychedelic inspired surf-pop from Peru with Afro-Latin rhythms. With roots in East and South Central Los Angeles, “Chamba” literally means “work,” and is a word used throughout the barrios of Latin America to describe your hustle. Their sound pays homage to the melodies and grooves of Peruvian Chicha music popular among the working-classes of Lima and the Amazon. La Chamba encourages folks to let-loose and release their grind on the dance floor! Their audience is as much a part of their performance as they are.
$13 in Advance, $18 Day of Show

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¡Baile!: Family and Friends & Rueda de Casino (Cuban Salsa) Dance Classes

July 3

5 pm to 6 pm Family and Friends Dance Class – On Tuesday nights in June and July, the National Hispanic Cultural Center is offering Latin American and Hispanic dance classes at 5 pm for families and friends. These classes will foster an intergenerational learning atmosphere. Bring your kids! Bring your grandparents! Bring your neighbors! Learning about the history and culture of the dances will be included. Some dances that may be taught include salsa, bachata, merengue, Mexican ballet folklorico, chachacha, casino, and more. No experience necessary.
Instructors: Evelyn Mora and Norma Quiñones

6 pm to 7 pm Rueda de Casino Dance Class (Beginning and Intermediate) – This class is geared for teenagers and adults. Come learn footwork, partner skills and choreography. No experience necessary.

7 pm to 8 pm Rueda de Casino Dance Class (Intermediate and Advanced) – In order to participate in this class, dancers must know how to keep time, closed position calls, dame, enchufla, and outside turn.

Rueda de Casino Dance Classes taught by Sarita Streng, Nick Babic, Adam “El Caballo” Metcalf, Larry Heard, and Rueda 505 Friends.

In the meantime, a fun video from Rueda Con Ritmo Dance Group who was just in Cuba Rueda con Ritmo with Jorge Luna Roque in Holguín.
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There is no need to pre-register. Just show up in comfortable clothes ready to dance! For more information, contact elsa.menendez@state.nm.us or 505-246-2261 ext.34744
$5 – $10 per class (pay what you can)

Calixto Oviedo 125

Domingos en Arte: Calixto Oviedo y Son Sabroso

7:30 pm

Calixto Oviedo is a living encyclopedia of Cuban drumming and percussion, from the profound roots of African-influenced folklore to the hottest dance music and the cutting edge of jazz. One of the creators of the dynamic timba rhythm when he was the drummer for the iconic Havana group NG la Banda, Oviedo’s innovative and brilliant percussive techniques have made him the in-demand drummer for The Afro Cuban All Stars. Calixto has had the opportunity to play with numerous internationally known artists including Paquito D’Rivera, Arturo Sandoval, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Chucho Valdes, Danilo Perez and many others with a career that spans over 38 years.

Domingos en Arte, a summer music and dance series presented by Melaza Music, AMP Concerts, and the National Hispanic Cultural Center is a family-friendly summer event on Sundays in NHCC’s charming Fountain Courtyard that features live music, drinks, and delicious Latin cuisine. The NHCC’s newest on-campus restaurant—La Fonda del Bosque—will be offering unique themed dinners before each concert and providing a cash bar and tapas throughout the night.

Advance $13, Day of Show $18 (more…)

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