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On the turbulent border of modern-day Brazil and Paraguay, marked by the waters of the Río Apa, a war is brewing between rival gangs on either side. Caught in the middle of it all, Joca, a Brazilian boy of 13, has fallen in love with Basano La Tatuada, an indigenous Paraguayan girl living on the border, and is determined to win her over regardless of the consequences. As Joca’s brother Fernando becomes heavily embroiled in the hostilities, and Basano is threatened by the unwanted affections of an older boy in her village, Joca is forced to confront where his own loyalties lie. Presented as part of the Bank of America Free Thursday Film Series.
2017; directed by Felipe Bragança; Portuguese with English subtitles; 106 minutes; not rated.
Free ticketed event; tickets available one hour before show
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, call 505-246-2261.
$5 to $10 per class (pay what you can)
9 am – 11 am
On the first Friday of each month, NHCC docents and core volunteers meet for coffee and conversation along with monthly presentations on topics that build the knowledge and skills of the docent core to give tours, educate the NHCC visitors and share the NHCC mission and programs.
For location and more information on the NHCC Docent and Volunteer program, Please call Annette Lujan at 505-383-4783 or email her at Annette.Lujan@state.nm.us for more information.
AMP Concerts presents Todd Snider with Dean Alexander. Todd Snider has long been recognized as one of his generation’s most gifted and engaging songwriters. If Snider is anything, he is a true artist. At a point in time when the world has never been more complicated and confusing, with people getting louder and louder, he did a 180 and went back to his roots as a folk singer, to a simpler, quieter form of expression. And this may be what the world is waiting to hear—just a man, his guitar, and the truth.
5 pm – 7 pm
Free Community Event
The National Hispanic Cultural Center will hold its annual Despedida (Farewell) to celebrate Día de los Muertos with music, poetry, and hands-on art at this time-honored community gathering. This is a great event for all ages. Tour the ofrendas around the NHCC campus and enjoy music, poetry, traditional hot chocolate mexicano, pan de muerto, and the sharing of heartfelt memories.
Día de Muertos is an annual traditional holiday celebrated throughout Mexico and many Hispanic communities. Join the NHCC and experienced, knowledgeable local artists to learn about the meaning of this celebration, the traditional arts and crafts associated with the celebration and development of ofrendas that honor families and individuals.
For more information please call 505-246-2261.
Free community event
AMP Concerts presents Judy Collins. Judy has inspired audiences with sublime vocals, boldly vulnerable songwriting, personal life triumphs, and a firm commitment to social activism. In the 1960s, she evoked both the idealism and the steely determination of a generation united against social and environmental injustices. Five decades later, her luminescent presence shines brightly as new generations bask in the glow of her iconic 50-album body of work, and gain inspiration from the spiritual discipline that has enabled her to thrive in the music industry for half a century.
$42, $52, $62
¡HAH! Happy Arte Hour is cancelled for the month of November but will resume on December 5, 2019.
5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
On the first Thursday of the month, NHCC invites adults for artistic fun in a relaxed social setting, which includes snacks, refreshments, and beer & wine for sale from Pop Fizz. This is a great opportunity for friends to hang out, a unique date night option, or a place to come solo and connect with fellow art enthusiasts.
Please pre-register using the link HERE (so we know how many materials to prepare)
For more information please call or email Elena Baca at 505-246-2261 or ElenaD.Baca@state.nm.us
Free, $5 donations are encouraged to support the artists & purchase supplies
8 pm—Friday & Saturday
Yjastros: The American Flamenco Repertory Company presents A Nuestro Aire, A Celebration of 20 Years, celebrating peerless choreography and the two-decade artistic journey of the incredible company. This season reprises classic works by Artistic Director Joaquin Encinias, A Nuestro Aire and Caravana de los Zincalí, and premieres new works from master artists and choreographers Mercedes Ruiz and La Popi. A unique treasure in the American cultural landscape, Yjastros brings the creative visions of world-renowned flamenco artists to the American public, while cultivating the living art of flamenco in the United States.
$30, $40, $50, $60 w/ $5 discount for students, seniors and NHCC members
7 pm—Pre-concert string instrument-making
On the wings of melody, rhythm, and poetry, ¡Música del Corazón! concerts, featuring new groups and different traditions each year, tell us as much about our past as about our future. The concerts honor the contributions of John Donald Robb, Sr., former dean of UNM’s College of Fine Arts and a recognized music pioneer, and are dedicated in memory of his son, John Donald Robb, Jr., a driving force in the development of the UNM John Donald Robb Musical Trust. The sixth annual John D. Robb, Jr. concert and 30th anniversary celebration of the Robb Trust features Frank McCulloch, Cipriano Vigil, Bayou Seco, and Lone Piñon. MC’d by Dr. Enrique Lamadrid, a nationally recognized folklorist and musicologist, the event also includes the presentation of the 2019 Robb Award for Excellence in Music of the Southwest.
The New Mexico Musical Heritage Project offers a pre-concert string instrument-making demonstration and performances by UNM students.
Free public event
The late John Donald Robb loved and composed all kinds of music, but his passion for the songs of everyday folk is what he is remembered for most. Roaming the countryside of the Southwest during the 40s and 50s, Robb recorded and transcribed over 3,000 Hispano folk songs, the largest collection of its time. This documentary celebrates the life of this adventurous musician and the modern day ethnomusicologists who continue to record and archive New Mexico’s disappearing folk music traditions. Presented in partnership with New Mexico PBS and the John Donald Robb Musical Trust as part of the Bank of America Free Thursday Film Series.
Free ticketed event; tickets available one hour before show