Ballet Folklórico de Mexico de Amalia Hernández (Rental)

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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Family Tour with Ultima

2 pm

Join us for a family-friendly tour of the NHCC Art Museum exhibition, La Ultima Exhibición. All generations will gain new perspectives about art during this unique museum experience the led by María Dolores Gonzales who represents Ultima’s perspective. María Dolores Gonzales is an artist and writer and runs a Spanish language immersion program in Northern New Mexico.

Admission: $6 for adults (17+); $5 for New Mexico residents (17+); free for youth 16 and under. Price of admission gains access to the entire museum so come a little early or stay a little late to see everything!

Domingos en Arte: Baracutanga

7:30 pm

Baracutanga is a seven-piece band representing four different countries (Bolivia, Ecuador, Peru, USA) that prides itself on arranging traditional South American rhythms in new and interesting ways, such as huayño and cumbia with Middle-Eastern darbuka or mixing Afro-Cuban bata and Afro-Peruvian festejo with Andean zampoñas, among several other rhythmic combinations. This kind of experimentation, coupled with blending ancestral traditions with a modern sensibility, has resulted in an exciting and distinct Latin flavor all its own that leaves dancing crowds always wanting more.
Advance $11, Day of Show $14

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. 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.

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

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Jugamos Juntos: ¡Vamos al Museo!

10:30 am to 12 pm

The National Hispanic Cultural Center is pleased to offer free children’s programming during the summer. During June, July, and the first two Saturdays in August, families will be able to come to the Center on Saturday mornings for a new activity every week.

This Saturday, enjoy a great morning of art-making for children of all ages and families of all sizes. A visit to the museum is included in this workshop led by artist Catalina Salinas whose work is part of La Ultima Exhibición. We will meet in the Creative Classroom in the Pete V. Domenici Building.

Please pre-register (so we know how many materials to prepare): https://goo.gl/forms/1mk0uGSN0fqV8pSr1.

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

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

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)

Domingos en Arte: Maferefun Orisha, A Salute to the Saints

7:30 pm

Maferefun Orisha introduces the public to the pantheon of Afro-Cuban gods and goddesses. These saints—or Orisha—represent different aspects of nature and humanity. The first set of this performance showcases the Orishas through story, song, and dance. The Bataleros de Querque will sing traditional songs in Yoruban while playing the sacred batá drums, while the Odara Dance Ensemble will portray the different gods and goddesses through dance and costume. Hear and see Chango, the god of thunder and lightning; Ochun, the river goddess of love; Oya, the goddess of the wind; and more.

During the second set, the Odara Dance Ensemble and the Bataleros de Querque will perform and teach a set of Afro-Cuban folkloric dances, including the rumba, macuta, and son. Odara will ask for audience participation, so this will be your chance to learn these dances.

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.
$11 in advance, $14 day of show

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

  • Domingos en Arte is part of New Mexico Culture Squared (NMC2), a NM Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) project to build and manage partnerships between DCA institutions and cultural organizations that will enhance the impact, effectiveness, attendance, and visitor experience of exhibits and programs of DCA entities. Under the management of AMP Concerts, NMC2 will create programs in collaboration with State Historic Sites, DCA Museums and various cultural organizations with the goal of increasing public programs statewide and promoting New Mexico as a destination for arts and culture.
  • This is a rain or shine event.

Domingos en Arte: Pascuala Ilabaca y Fauna

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. 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.

Advance $13, Day of Show $18

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

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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, from the profound roots of African-influenced folklore to the hottest dance music and the cutting edge of jazz. One of the creators of the dynamic timba rhythm when he was the drummer for the iconic Havana group NG la Banda, Oviedo’s innovative and brilliant percussive techniques have made him the in-demand drummer for The Afro Cuban All Stars. Calixto has had the opportunity to play with numerous internationally known artists including Paquito D’Rivera, Arturo Sandoval, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Chucho Valdes, Danilo Perez and many others with a career that spans over 38 years.

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. 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.

Advance $13, Day of Show $18

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

Continue reading “Domingos en Arte: Calixto Oviedo y Son Sabroso”

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

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)

La Chamba

7:30 pm

La Chamba is driven by Electric Guitar that fuses 60’s psychedelic inspired surf-pop from Peru with Afro-Latin rhythms. With roots in East and South Central Los Angeles, “Chamba” literally means “work,” and is a word used throughout the barrios of Latin America to describe your hustle. Their 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 their performance as they are.
$13 in Advance, $18 Day of Show