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August 2018
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ABQ Latin Dance Fest Lecture Series: Cuban Music: Beyond Buena Vista Social Club

August 22
Wells Fargo Auditorium
1701 4th Street SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102 United States
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6: 30 pm

PRESENTER: Daybert Linares Díaz

SYNOPSIS: In 1999, the release of a documentary “Buena Vista Social Club,” which depicted the process of recording the album of the same title two years prior, became a worldwide phenomenon. After decades of partial musical obscurity due to the U.S. embargo on the island, the international audience was once again regaled with the sounds of a pre-1959, pre-communist Cuba. For many U.S. people, Buena Vista Social Club signified a return to those times, a memory of a “lost” island and rhythms—both also lost in time.

Buena Vista Social Club’s international success and critical acclaim, however, bypassed entire generations of Cuban music. Indeed, the album focused mainly on rhythms that had been produced between the 1930s and 50s. But what happened between 1959, the year Fidel Castro took power, and the advent of the second millennium? What music were Cuban musicians producing during this time? What new rhythms were developed? How did the music of Cuba evolve during all these years? And more importantly, was Buena Vista Social Club an accurate representation of the contemporary music in Cuba at the time that it was released? This presentation is an invitation to explore these questions, to listen to music, and to learn what Cuba has produced, musically speaking, beyond Buena Vista Social Club.

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ABQ Latin Dance Festival 2018: Saturday Night Concert

August 25

5 pm

ABQ Latin Dance Festival 2018: Home Is Where the Art Is! The Albuquerque Latin Dance Fest returns to its roots. This year, we will highlight all that New Mexico has, all that it does, and all that it is. We humbly invite you to join us in celebrating our local music, dance, and community.

Grab your dancing shoes and turn up the heat at the annual Albuquerque Latin Dance Festival. The four-day rhythm and movement celebration features live performances by world-class dancers as well as non-competitive dance showcases, parties, and workshops. Additional attractions include dance films and lectures. Saturday night will feature four of Albuquerque’s favorite Salsa/Latin bands on one stage: Son Como Son, Charanga del Valle, and Ivon Ulibarri & Cafe Mocha plus a special surprise! This is a rare opportunity to experience all of our favorite bands on one stage for live music, dancing, performances, food, fun, and more! Join us for your Albuquerque Latin Dance Fest!

Tickets:
This event only: $20 Advance; $25 At the Gate
All access pass: $75 (Includes access to Thursday night kick off, Friday night concert, Saturday night concert; and Sunday night wrap up. Limited availability)
Entertainment lineup is subject to change.

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ABQ Latin Dance Festival 2018: Sunday Night Wrap Up

August 26

7 pm

Wrap up the 2018 Albuquerque Latin Dance Festival at the NHCC with a final evening of music and dance, featuring special guest DJ’s, in the intimate atmosphere of the Center’s Fountain Courtyard.

Tickets:
This event only: $12
All access pass: $75 (Includes access to Thursday night kick off, Friday night concert, Saturday night concert; and Sunday night wrap up. Limited availability)

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September 2018
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¡GLOBALQUERQUE!

September 21September 22
NHCC Campus
1701 4th Street SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102 United States
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Friday: Grounds open at 4 pm and performances start at 6:20 pm and run until at least 11:40 pm
Saturday: 10:30 am to 4 pm is the Global Fiesta; 6 PM (Saturday); grounds open at 4 pm for performances that will start at 6:20 pm and run until at least 11:40 pm 

¡Globalquerque!, New Mexico’s 14th Annual World Music & Culture Celebration returns to the National Hispanic Cultural Center on September 21 and 22, 2018. This year’s festival will bring three stages of music from five continents over two nights. Relax in the intimate courtyard setting of the Fountain Stage, enjoy larger bands in the state-of-the-art 691-seat Journal Theater, or dance to groove heavy world music on the plaza’s outdoor Festival Stage. The National Hispanic Cultural Center is located at 1701 Fourth Street SW in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

The Global Fiesta is a free, fun-filled day packed with educational workshops, activities and performances created in collaboration with the NHCC’s Education Department and geared towards both children and adults.

For updates on this year’s stellar line-up, visit ¡Globalquerque!

Early Bird special (through July 23rd): $32 adults, $16 children 15 and under for one day, September 21 OR 22; $47 adults, $25 children 15 and under for two days, non-transferable

Advance tickets: $37 adults, $19 children 15 and under for one day, September 21 OR 22; $59 adults, $30 children 15 and under for two days, non-transferable

Day of show: $42 adults, $19 children 15 and under for one day, September 21 OR 22; $69 adults, $35 children 15 and under for two days, non-transferable

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New Mexico Philharmonic: Bountiful Bach (Rental)

September 30
Albuquerque Journal Theatre
1701 4th St SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102 United States
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3 pm

New Mexico Philharmonic presents Bountiful Bach
Roberto Minczuk, Music Director, Hannah Stephens, soprano
Coro Lux, Bach Orchestral Suite No. 3, Bach Cantata No. 51, Jauchzet Gott in a/fen Landen, BWV 51
Bach Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 140
Bach’s festive Orchestral Suite No. 3 includes colorful trumpets and the famous “Air on the G String.” Star lyric coloratura soprano Hannah Stephens shines in Bach’s stunning Cantata No. 51, and the city ‘s own Coro Lux adds to the Baroque bounty in the NMPhil’s first Sunday afternoon concert of the season.
$24, $35, $46, $68

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October 2018
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Ballet Folklórico de Mexico de Amalia Hernández

October 9
Albuquerque Journal Theatre
1701 4th St SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102 United States
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7:30 pm

Ballet Folklórico de México was formed in 1952 by the dancer and choreographer Amalia Hernández. For six decades it has presented dances that reflect the traditional culture of Mexico, including indigenous Mesoamerica. The ensemble performs three times weekly at the Palace of Fine Arts in Mexico City. Additionally, it has toured widely and has appeared in over 80 countries, including a private performance at the White House for President and Mrs. Kennedy and command performances at the feet of the Sphinx in Egypt, bringing the richness of Mexican culture to millions.
$25, $39, $49

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Opera Southwest Presents Puccini’s Tosca (Rental)

October 28November 4
Albuquerque Journal Theatre
1701 4th St SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102 United States
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October 28 & 31 and November 2 & 4, 2018
2 pm — Sundays
7:30 pm—Wednesday & Friday

Opera Southwest presents Puccini’s Tosca, a fully staged opera with orchestra, sung in Italian with English translation supertitles and presented in three acts with one intermission.

One of the greatest hits in the operatic repertoire, Tosca tells the dramatic love story of Floria Tosca and Mario Cavaradossi. This thrilling melodrama is matched by an equally powerful score and inventive orchestration. Maestro Anthony Barrese conducts.
$15, $29, $45, $59, $75, $89; discounts for groups of ten or more and patrons 30 and younger

  • 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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November 2018
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An Unpredictable Evening with Todd Rundgren (Rental)

November 12
Albuquerque Journal Theatre
1701 4th St SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102 United States
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8 pm

A Wizard, A True Star. The title of Todd Rundgren’s 1973 solo album aptly sums up this multi-faceted artist’s contributions to state-of-the-art music. As a songwriter, video pioneer, producer, recording artist, computer software developer, conceptualist, and interactive artist (re-designated TR-i), Rundgren has made a lasting impact on both the form and the content of popular music.
$34, $44, $54

  • 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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David Crosby & Friends (Rental)

November 15
Albuquerque Journal Theatre
1701 4th St SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102 United States
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7:30 pm

In David Crosby’s unparalleled six-decade career, he has created songs that resonate as indelible cultural touchstones for more than three generations. At 75, the two-time Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee is experiencing an unprecedented surge not only in prolificacy, but in creativity. Sky Trails, his third album of original material in four years, takes the fearless folk rock legend in a new musical direction as the set tilts toward a full band sound with deep, soulful grooves.
$58, $68, $78,

David Crosby is offering two special VIP packages. These are only available through the NHCC Box Office (in person and by phone at 505.724.4771)

All prices include a $1 per ticket donation to the Guacamole Fund, plus applicable service charges

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December 2018
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Nutcracker Ballet in the Land of Enchantment

December 14December 16
Albuquerque Journal Theatre
1701 4th St SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102 United States
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7 pm—Friday, Saturday & Sunday
2 pm—Saturday & Sunday

Festival Ballet Albuquerque is partnering with the National Hispanic Cultural Center to present an original production, The Nutcracker Ballet in the Land of Enchantment, choreographed by Patricia Dickinson Wells. The beloved holiday classic is transported to territorial New Mexico in the late 1800s, with added elements of the state’s heritage and traditions including Spanish dancers, southwestern snakes, sheep and shepherdesses, a lively fandango, a storyteller doll with children, and lavish Victorian-era western costumes. Now in its 8th year at the NHCC, the production showcases New Mexico heritage and traditions while maintaining the classical grace and family appeal of its origins. A live orchestra performs under the baton of Maestro Guillermo Figueroa, former music director of the New Mexico Symphony Orchestra and an internationally renowned conductor and violinist who was a 2012 Latin Grammy nominee. Purchase tickets early—last year’s performances sold out!
$14, $20, $29, $38, $47 w/ $2 off for seniors, children and NHCC Members. Group rates available

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

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