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July 2019

Domingos en Arte: Edmar Castañeda

July 21

6 pm

Domingos en Arte, the summer music and dance series presented by MelazaMusic and the National Hispanic Cultural Center, enters its fourth season, with concerts scheduled through August. We have invited a wide range of Latin artists for family-friendly summer Sundays that feature live music, drinks, and delicious Latin cuisine in the NHCC’s enchanting Fountain Courtyard.

On July 21, a partnership with Outpost Productions and the New Mexico Jazz Festival brings Colombian-born harp virtuoso Edmar Castañeda to the courtyard stage. Castañeda has forged a unique musical path, bringing a wholly original voice to jazz and other genres, and taking the world by storm with his virtuosity and command of his instrument. A consummate collaborator, he has formed partnerships with Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Wynton Marsalis, and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, among others, and has performed at venues including the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Tanglewood Jazz Festival, and the 10th Annual World Harp Congress. “If you aren’t watching Castañeda in action, you might think you’re listening to an ensemble rather than a solo player…. Between both hands, you hear the overlapping polyrhythms of joropo, a complex, triple-meter dance from South America.” (Hartford Courant)

$20 w/ $5 discount for NHCC members and Outpost members; free for children 12 and younger

Thank you to our Performing Arts Season Sponsors Heritage Hotels and Resorts, the Albuquerque Journal and Southwest Airlines!

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¡Baile! Casino (Cuban Salsa) Dance Class

July 23

6 pm to 8:15 pm

6 pm to 7:15 pm—Beginning and Intermediate Class.
No experience is necessary to participate in this class.

7:15 pm to 8:15 pm—Advanced Class
In order to participate in this class, dancers must come to at least one 6 pm class and be familiar with the vocabulary and movement introduced in these classes.

Dance classes are taught by Larry Heard and Rueda 505 Friends.

There is no need to pre-register; just show up in comfortable clothes ready to dance! For more information, contact Elsa Menéndez at elsa.menendez@state.nm.us or 505-246-2261, ex. 34744.

$5 to $10 per class (pay what you can)

August 2019

Cardboard Playhouse Presents Disney’s Aladdin, Dual Language Edition

August 2August 4
Albuquerque Journal Theatre 1701 4th St SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102 United States

7 pm—Friday
2 pm—Saturday & Sunday

Disney’s Aladdin, Dual Language Edition features the Academy Award-winning score from Disney’s animated classic, with lyrics in both Spanish and English and a revamped plot that creates dramatic necessity for the bilingual script. The story begins centuries ago, when the royalty of Agrabah spoke one language and the citizens another. Communication is impossible without translation—which is controlled by the evil vizier, Jafar. When the rebellious princess Jazmin and a delinquent street rat, Aladdin, meet in the marketplace, they find something special in one another. Together, they work to transcend the barriers between them, and, with a little magic, help create a better future for themselves and for Agrabah. This touching musical adventure will thrill both Spanish- and English-speaking audiences!

$10, $12, $15 w/ $2 discount for seniors, children 12 and under, and NHCC Foundation members

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Domingos en Arte: The Juani de la Isla Quartet

August 4

6 pm

Domingos en Arte, the summer music and dance series presented by MelazaMusic and the National Hispanic Cultural Center, is now in its fourth season, with concerts scheduled through August. We have invited a wide range of Latin artists for family-friendly summer Sundays that feature live music, drinks, and delicious Latin cuisine in the NHCC’s enchanting Fountain Courtyard.

On August 4, the new cross-cultural musical ensemble The Juani de la Isla Quartet, founded by acclaimed flamenco guitarist Juani de la Isla, explores the fusion of rhythm and melodic junctures among flamenco, Latin music, and Latin jazz in a genre-spanning performance. Juani de la Isla, highly praised in Spain as a flamenco accompanist and soloist, has recorded over 150 albums with artists worldwide. The ensemble also features Latin jazz pianist and violinist Dr. Mariano Morales, from Puerto Rico; Cuban-born bassist Yosmel Montijo; and Latin Grammy-winning percussionist and cajón player Diego “El Negro,” from Venezuela.

$15 w/ $2 discount for NHCC members; free for children 12 and younger

Thank you to our Performing Arts Season Sponsors Heritage Hotels and Resorts, the Albuquerque Journal and Southwest Airlines!

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¡Baile! Casino (Cuban Salsa) Dance Class

August 6

6 pm to 8:15 pm

6 pm to 7:15 pm—Beginning and Intermediate Class.
No experience is necessary to participate in this class.

7:15 pm to 8:15 pm—Advanced Class
In order to participate in this class, dancers must come to at least one 6 pm class and be familiar with the vocabulary and movement introduced in these classes.

Dance classes are taught by Larry Heard and Rueda 505 Friends.

There is no need to pre-register; just show up in comfortable clothes ready to dance! For more information, contact Elsa Menéndez at elsa.menendez@state.nm.us or 505-246-2261, ex. 34744.

$5 to $10 per class (pay what you can)

¡Baile! Casino (Cuban Salsa) Dance Class

August 13

6 pm to 8:15 pm

6 pm to 7:15 pm—Beginning and Intermediate Class.
No experience is necessary to participate in this class.

7:15 pm to 8:15 pm—Advanced Class
In order to participate in this class, dancers must come to at least one 6 pm class and be familiar with the vocabulary and movement introduced in these classes.

Dance classes are taught by Larry Heard and Rueda 505 Friends.

There is no need to pre-register; just show up in comfortable clothes ready to dance! For more information, contact Elsa Menéndez at elsa.menendez@state.nm.us or 505-246-2261, ex. 34744.

$5 to $10 per class (pay what you can)

Domingos en Arte: Redobles de Cultura

August 18

6 pm

Domingos en Arte, the summer music and dance series presented by MelazaMusic and the National Hispanic Cultural Center, is completing its fourth season, with the final concert scheduled for August 18. We have invited a wide range of Latin artists for family-friendly summer Sundays that feature live music, drinks, and delicious Latin cuisine in the NHCC’s enchanting Fountain Courtyard.

Redobles de Cultura is a collective of top New York City-based, next generation Afro-Puerto Rican and Afro-Caribbean bomba practitioners, cultural workers, and educators. Their work highlights the deep roots of Afro-Diaspora traditions, tracing their relevance through contemporary, urban, and global realities. Members include Nelson “Mateo” González, Julia Loíza Gutiérrez-Rivera, Nicky “Caja Dura” Laboy, Kyle Matthews, and Nina Dilet Rodríguez.

$15 w/ $2 discount for NHCC members; free for children 12 and younger

Thank you to our Performing Arts Season Sponsors Heritage Hotels and Resorts, the Albuquerque Journal and Southwest Airlines!

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¡Baile! Casino (Cuban Salsa) Dance Class

August 20

6 pm to 8:15 pm

6 pm to 7:15 pm—Beginning and Intermediate Class.
No experience is necessary to participate in this class.

7:15 pm to 8:15 pm—Advanced Class
In order to participate in this class, dancers must come to at least one 6 pm class and be familiar with the vocabulary and movement introduced in these classes.

Dance classes are taught by Larry Heard and Rueda 505 Friends.

There is no need to pre-register; just show up in comfortable clothes ready to dance! For more information, contact Elsa Menéndez at elsa.menendez@state.nm.us or 505-246-2261, ex. 34744.

$5 to $10 per class (pay what you can)

Festival Ballet Albuquerque: Sacred Journeys II

August 24August 25
Albuquerque Journal Theatre 1701 4th St SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102 United States

Saturday, at 7 pm
Sunday at 2 pm

Classical and contemporary dance combine with the eclectic music of two-time Grammy award-winning Taos Pueblo musician Robert Mirabal in this reflection of New Mexican cultures through dance, music, and spoken word. Mirabal collaborates with internationally renowned New York City Ballet dancer Jock Soto, of Navajo and Puerto Rican descent; Soto, who is originally from Gallup, NM, and will also make guest appearances onstage, now lives in Eagle Nest, NM. Additional choreographers for the production are director Patricia Dickinson Wells, native New Mexican Dominic Guerra, and internationally known Vladimir Conde Reche, a native of São Paulo, Brazil. Additional guest artists include the Trujillo Family traditional Native American dancers.

$14, $20, $29, $39, $48 w/ a $2 discount for Seniors, Children 10 and younger and NHCC Members. Please join us for the VIP Meet and Greet After-Party with Robert Mirabal, Jock Soto and the cast for an additional $65 up-charge.

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Albuquerque Latin Dance Festival

August 24August 25

7 pm both days

The annual Albuquerque Latin Dance Festival, a three-day celebration of rhythm and movement, features performances by world-class dancers as well as non-competitive dance showcases, parties, and workshops. Additional attractions include dance films, lectures, and live musical performances. The festival’s main concert on Saturday night is a magical night of music and dance in the Center’s intimate Patio Courtyard, and the Sunday night wrap-up is a final evening of music, performances, and dancing in the Patio Courtyard.

$20 Saturday Main Concert, $15 Sunday Night Wrap Up Party & $85 All Access Pass 

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