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July 2018
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Domingos en Arte: La Chamba

7:30 pm

With roots in East and South Central Los Angeles, La Chamba is driven by electric guitar that fuses ‘60’s psychedelic-inspired surf-pop from Peru with Afro-Latin rhythms. “Chamba,” literally meaning “work,” is a word used throughout the barrios of Latin America to describe one’s hustle. The band’s 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 the performance as they are.

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 Patio Courtyard that features live music by a wide range of Latino artists, 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.
$13 in advance, $18 day of show

Telemundo_KASA  Thank you to our Domingos en Arte media sponsor Telemundo 2 Kasa!

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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.
Click Here.

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)

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Domingos en Arte: Calixto Oviedo y Son Sabroso

7:30 pm

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

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 Patio Courtyard that features live music by a wide range of Latino artists, drinks, and delicious Latin cuisine.
Advance $13, Day of Show $18

Telemundo_KASA    Thank you to our Domingos en Arte media sponsor Telemundo 2 Kasa!

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

July 10

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.
Click Here.

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)

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Film: The New Americans

7 pm

July screenings in the Bank of America Free Thursday Film Series continue Becoming American: A Documentary Film and Discussion Series on our Immigration Experience. This six-week series is a project of City Lore, a cultural center for the arts and humanities based in New York City. It is funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities as part of NEH’s Community Conversations initiative, and features documentary film screenings and scholar-led discussions designed to encourage an informed discussion of immigration issues against the backdrop of our immigration history.

The National Hispanic Cultural Center is one of 24 organizations selected nationwide to participate in the Becoming American project. The scholar/moderator for the screenings and discussions at the Center is Dr. Gabriel Sanchez, Professor of Political Science at the University of New Mexico. The theme for Unit Three, presented on July 12, is “Between Two Worlds: Identity and Acculturation.”

Episode 1, “The Nigerians,” of The New Americans documents the struggles of the Nwidor family, Nigerians forced to flee their homes because of military oppression. Israel, a former chemical engineer, his wife Ngozi and their two children have waited for resettlement for years in a refugee camp in Benin. They share their hopes and humorously acknowledge their exaggerated expectations of new life in America. In their first weeks in low-income housing in Chicago, they are grateful for a dry place to sleep and their first McDonald’s hamburgers, but find much of their new world confusing. Both parents struggle with low-paying jobs in the hotel industry, and the expectations of their family in Nigeria to send money home regularly. We watch as their attempts to adapt and succeed crumble at times into despair, but also share with them moments of hope as they struggle to attain their American Dream. Director Steve James was co-producer of the acclaimed documentary Hoop Dreams,
2004; Steve James; English; 34 minutes; not rated.
Free ticketed event; tickets available one hour before show

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Domingos en Arte: Pascuala Ilabaca y Fauna

July 15

7:30 pm

A rising star among young Chilean singer-songwriters, Pascuala Ilabaca creates music that is rooted in Chilean folk traditions and informed by a childhood moving from Barcelona to Chile, Mexico to India, and back again, while incorporating strands of jazz, pop, rock, and other influences into the mix. Her voice is as vibrant as the brilliant red accordion she plays, and her song lyrics focus on positive messages of feminism, anti-violence, and cultural heritage. Ilabaca’s first album, Pascuala canta a Violeta, is an homage to Chilean composer, songwriter, and folklorist Violeta Parra. Her formidable band, Fauna, is made up of accordion, keyboard, saxophone, clarinet, percussion, bass, and guitar.

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.

Advance $13, Day of Show $18

Telemundo_KASA    Thank you to our Domingos en Arte media sponsor Telemundo 2 Kasa!

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Film and Discussion: Barelas: Neighborhood at a Crossroad

July 15
Wells Fargo Auditorium
1701 4th Street SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102 United States
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4 pm

The latest installment of GOV-TV’s documentary film series on Albuquerque neighborhoods focuses on Barelas, arguably the oldest settlement in the area. Interviews with former and current Bareleños bring to life the vibrant history of Barelas, from its beginnings as a farming community on the Camino Real to its reign as the employment center of Albuquerque to a range of challenges and a sense of revival in the last few decades. The piece was produced and directed by Anthony DellaFlora for GOV-TV, and shot and edited by Charles “Bazz” McClain. The 35-minute documentary includes interviews with 13 current and former residents of the neighborhood and includes many rare photos. The piece is part of the GOV-TV’s “Neighborhood At a Crossroads” series. Previous documentaries featured Martineztown and Alamosa. GOV-TV is the government access TV channel for Albuquerque and Bernalillo County.

The film will be followed by discussion led by Bareleños, members of the Artful Life Community Art Ensemble, and refreshments.

Free and Open to the Public | Please RSVP: valerie.martinez@state.nm.us.

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Miss Latinita New Mexico 2018 (Rental)

12 pm to 3 pm

Miss Latinita New Mexico is the most prestigious and famous pageant system in New Mexico for girls between five and thirteen years old. It is a celebration of beauty, style, and cultural appreciation, emphasizing the opportunity for personal development in social, stage, and speaking skills.
$17 Adults, $12 kids

  • The title, content, photos/images and description for this event were provided to the NHCC by the organization renting the NHCC venue for the event. By serving as a venue and posting the event on its website, the NHCC is not endorsing any views expressed in the title or description of the event, nor is it endorsing the content of the event.
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Señora New Mexico 2018 (Rental)

6 pm – 9 pm

The mission of the Señora New Mexico pageant is to empower women to gain personal growth in all areas, showcasing their beauty, culture, and talents. The pageant is exclusively for married women and single women with children. It is a celebration of beauty, style, and cultural appreciation, emphasizing the opportunity for personal development while serving the community.
$27 Adults and $12 kids

  • The title, content, photos/images and description for this event were provided to the NHCC by the organization renting the NHCC venue for the event. By serving as a venue and posting the event on its website, the NHCC is not endorsing any views expressed in the title or description of the event, nor is it endorsing the content of the event.
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¡Baile!: Family and Friends & Rueda de Casino (Cuban Salsa) Dance Classes

July 17

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.
Click Here.

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)

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