Yjastros: The American Flamenco Repertory Company: Xicano Power

8:00 pm Friday, 4:00 pm Saturday

National Institute of Flamenco & the NHCC present the Yjastros: The American Flamenco Repertory Company in Xicano Power. Xicano Power is the seasonal culmination of Yjastros’ progression and evolution. This performance made its world premiere at the 2023 Festival de Jerez, marking the first time a company from the United States was ever invited to perform in the prestigious international festival. The current concert season marks the performance’s first appearance at the National Hispanic Cultural Center.

$48, $58, $68, $78 & $88 w/ a $5 discount for Seniors, Students w/ Id, Children 12 yeas old and younger and NHCC Members

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Gale Memorial Lecture Series 2023-2024: José Villalobos

6:00 pm

In collaboration with the University of New Mexico College of Fine Arts, the Center will host Texas-based artist José Villalobos as he presents his lecture “Challenging Toxic Masculinity and the Marginalization of Brown Queer Bodies.”

This event is part of the 2023-24 Gale Memorial Lecture Series: “Disobedient Gestures: Afro-Latinx and Queer Latinx Artist against the Grain.”

Free Community Event. Please register below.

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Opera Southwest: Mariposa Que Vuela: An Evening with Cecilia Violetta López

6:00 pm

Opera Southwest & the NHCC present Mariposa Que Vuela, a “recital autobiográfico” with soprano Cecilia Violetta López. Weaving together mariachi, ranchera, and opera music, Cecilia tells the story of her family, her early childhood in the farm fields of Idaho, the songs that her mother taught her, and her thrilling career in opera.

$22, $32 & $42,
Discounts for patrons 30 years old and younger  as well as anyone with a WIC or EBT id. Please call the NHCC Box office at 505-724-4771 for discounted tickets.

Celebrated soprano (and new Albuquerque resident) Cecilia Violetta López has been named one of “Idaho’s Top 10 Most Influential Women of the Century” by USA Today and has been named one of opera’s “25 Rising Stars” by Opera News. The singing actress is constantly praised for her “alluring voice and incredible range” (Washington Post).

Fright Night and Spooky Mercado

4:00 pm – 11:30 pm
7:00 pm Family Film
7:00 pm Food Trucks and Cash Bar
8:30 pm Horror Film Features

Family fun, vendors, food trucks, frightful films, and more. If you are looking for something spooky, uncanny, macabre, a little dark, supernatural, or Halloween-inspired, this event is for you!

For information about becoming a mercado vendor, please click Here.

Free Community Event, please register below or call the NHCC Welcome Center at 505-724-4771 for assistance.

NOTE: This event will be family friendly from 4pm to 8:30pm and “mas espooky” from 8:30 pm – 11 pm.

Teatro Paraguas: United in Blood: The Revolutionary Music and Poetry of Chile

7:30 pm Friday & Saturday
2:00 pm Sunday

Teatro Paraguas and the NHCC present United in Blood: The Revolutionary Music and Poetry of Chile. United in Blood is a fully staged performance celebrating the artistic, social, and political vision of four of Chile’s most beloved musicians and poets: Pablo Neruda, Victor Jara, Violeta Parra, and Gabriela Mistral. Though not all four knew each other, several of them did, and they are all intimately connected through their shared passions, political sensibilities, and deep concern for humanity.

Songs and poems will be performed in the original Spanish, with English translations either performed or projected above the stage.

$27 w/ discounts for students, seniors and NHCC members

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AMP Concerts: Los Gaiteros & Madalitso Band

7:30 pm

AMP Concerts and the NHCC Present Los Gaiteros & Madalitso Band

Los Gaiteros de San Jacinto was established in Colombia in the mid 1950s. In 1968, they performed at the Olympic Cultural Games in Mexico. Their touring, the exceptional quality of their musicians across generations, and the fact that they are one of the few gaita ensembles whose music has been commercially produced have made them the most important musical group of gaitas and Cumbia in Colombia and worldwide.

Madalitso Band are a two-man musical army from Malawi. Described as ‘uplifting and vibrant’ by the BBC, the band plays the babatone, a home-made instrument which is very popular in Malawi and the four-string guitar, creating the traditional Malawi banjo sound. The babatone player works on the side as a “gardener” and the guitar player works as a “watchman” as required. Around Malawi they are revered as musical prophets.

Special price of $12 for general admission. Kids 12 years old and younger are free at the door night of show.

Approximate time of event: 3 hours including intermission.

Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm: Food Trucks, Cash Bar & Pop Fizz
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm: Music by Lindy Vision
7:00 pm – 9:15 pm: Rumble Screening

Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World is a feature documentary about the role of Native Americans in popular music history.

Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World brings to light a profound and missing chapter in the history of American music: the Indigenous influence. Featuring music icons Charley Patton, Mildred Bailey, Link Wray, Jimi Hendrix, Jesse Ed Davis, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Robbie Robertson, Randy Castillo, and Taboo, Rumble shows how these pioneering Native musicians helped shape the soundtracks of our lives.

Free Community Event, please register below.

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