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July 2019

¡Baile! Casino (Cuban Salsa) Dance Class

July 16

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)

Film: Leona

7 pm

A universal tale of star-crossed lovers is given a uniquely Mexican twist in writer-director Isaac Cherem’s debut film. Ariela, an independently-minded young artist living with her Syrian-Jewish family in a cloistered Jewish neighborhood in Mexico City, finds herself torn between her family and a forbidden romance with a non-Jewish writer, who shows her a world of possibilities beyond her sheltered life. As their feelings deepen, Ariela must negotiate the labyrinth of familial pressure, religious values and traditions, and her own burgeoning sentiment, finding that there are no easy choices to be made. Bridging the divide between generations and cultures, the film blends romantic comedy with an incisive feminist journey of discovery and self-determination.

2018; Isaac Cherem; Spanish with English subtitles; 95 minutes; not rated (mature content advisory).

The Jewish Community Center’s 6th Annual ABQ Jewish Film Fest features six recently released film premieres, weaving a colorful tapestry of uniquely Jewish stories that come from around the world. The NHCC is partnering with the JCC on the screenings of Leona (July 20) and The Mamboniks (July 28).

Tickets are being sold by the Jewish Community Center; $10 in advance, $12 at the door, $55 for a full festival pass (6th Annual ABQ Jewish Film Fest)

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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)

Film: The Mamboniks

2 pm

Lox and bagels meet salsa and congos in Peabody Award winner Lex Gillespie’s joyous and singular celebration of the Jewish love affair with Latin music and dance, set in New York, Havana, Miami Beach, and the Catskill Mountains. During the 1950s, free-spirited, mostly Jewish dancers from New York City fell head over heels for the mambo, the hot dance from Cuba that became a worldwide sensation. Their love for Latin rhythms earned them a nickname: the “mamboniks.” Now retired, yet still dancing in Florida, a lovable, somewhat zany collection of dancers from the ‘50s share a passion that age has not cooled. With colorful first-person accounts and an infectious Afro-Cuban soundtrack including Tito Puente, Celia Cruz, and “mambo king” Pérez Prado, The Mamboniks explores a largely unexamined and exhilarating aspect of Jewish life and culture, and a time when Jews, Latinos, and African-Americans met on the dance floor, although America was racially segregated and anti-Semitism was commonplace.

2018; Lex Gillespie; English; 89 minutes; not rated.

Following the screening, join us in the lobby outside the theatre to celebrate the film, and the finale of the 6th Annual ABQ Jewish Film Fest, with a “Cuban nosh” provided by La Fonda del Bosque and a cash bar provided by Pop Fizz.

The Jewish Community Center’s 6th Annual ABQ Jewish Film Fest features six recently released film premieres, weaving a colorful tapestry of uniquely Jewish stories that come from around the world. The NHCC is partnering with the JCC on the screenings of Leona (July 20) and The Mamboniks (July 28).

Tickets are being sold by the Jewish Community Center; $10 in advance, $12 at the door, $55 for a full festival pass (6th Annual ABQ Jewish Film Fest)

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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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