The Albuquerque Folk Festival

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Friday 10:00 am – 9:00 pm Saturday Enjoy 2 fun days at the festival this year! Kids under 12 & seniors 85+ FREE at the gate. Friday Night: Three performances (Flamenco, Lone Piñon, & Baracutanga) in the Journal Center Theatre; alcohol, soft drinks & snacks available for purchase; arts & craft vendors. Gates open 5pm, performances 6pm to 9pm. La Fonda Restaurant open till 8pm. Saturday Full Day & Night: 100+ events indoors and outdoors with 5 stages, 5 music and dance (more…)

Afro Mundo: Gather

7:00 pm: Social Justice Film Screening, Panel Discussion to immediately follow. Gather is an intimate portrait of the growing movement amongst Native Americans to reclaim their spiritual, political, and cultural identities through food sovereignty, while battling the trauma of centuries of genocide. Free Community Event

New Mexico Latino Music All-Stars

6:00 pm: Doors Open with beer and wine service in the lobby7:00 pm: Performance begins This fun and vibrant Latin-based music will feature New Mexico Latin artists showcasing Latin jazz, R&B, Cumbias, Boleros, Rancheras and Cha Cha. This large ensemble of New Mexico’s musical talent will bring on a fun and live energy performance. Come celebrate the summer season, Father’s Day or just a great night of entertainment with your favorite people in one of New Mexico’s premier venues. This music charity event is hosted by the (more…)

Opening Reception: Nexo Entre Raíces / Nexus Between Roots

4:00 pm to 7:00 pm NHCC Art Museum Evento Comunitario Gratuito / Free Community Event! 4-7pm – Exhibition on view 4-5:30pm – Art Activities 6pm – Artist Panel Discussion Nexo Entre Raíces / Nexus Between Roots is an exhibition of prints by artists living and working in both Mexico and the United States. Their work traverses themes of culture, tradition, identity, and place, connecting those with Mexican roots across borders. Organized by artist Marco Sánchez and multidisciplinary scholar Claudia Ley in collaboration with the NHCC Art Museum, the (more…)

AfroMundo Festival: Resistance & Creativity: Folk Medicine: Healing & Spirituality

7:00 pm Screening of short film “Crooked Trees Gon Give Me Wings” (2022), written and directed by Cara Lawson, 15 mins. Savannah’s moss-covered forests are alive to Bertie Bee Hooks, a gifted granddaughter of a midwife. With the wisdom of folk medicine, Bertie Bee depends on mystical connections to the spirit world as she becomes exposed to the tragedies of a wounded American past. Panelists include Film Writer & Director Cara Lawson; Ashoka Fellow & Founder of Birthing Project—Underground Railroad for New Life, Kathryn Hall Trujillo; Doulah & (more…)

AfroMundo Festival: Resistance & Creativity: Inclusive Narratives

7:00 pm Screening of short documentary film “Rising Voices” (2022), by Kwanza Gooden, 8 mins. This short documentary explores the importance of investing in and sharing stories created by Black, Indigenous, and Peoples of Color (BIPOC) filmmakers and storytellers. Panelists include: Mel Adún, Writer and Cofounder of Editora Ogums Publishing Collective; Ausettua AmorAmenkum, founder of New Orleans Contemporary Arts Center Resident Group; The Gradates—a performance group comprised of former members of the Louisiana Correctional Institute for Women; and Josie Lopez, PhD, Head Curator at the Albuquerque Museum. (more…)

AfroMundo Festival: Resistance & Creativity: Afro-Indigeneity

7:00 pm Screening of film “Garifuna in Peril” (2012), 99 mins. Produced and Directed by Alí Allié y Ruben Reyes Latin America has traditionally treated Indigenous and Afro peoples as separate. Yet the fates and identities of both have been intertwined since the arrival of Africans to the Americas. The film Garifuna in Peril delves into the Indigenous and Afro roots of the Garinagu, also known as the Garifuna. Panelists include: Garifuna Scholar Pablo Jose Lopez Oro; San Ilefonso Tradition Bearer and Healer Tauz Tamu Povi; Afro-Latinidad (more…)

Feature Film: Backstreet to the American Dream

1st Annual NHCC Film Symposium: The Power of Our Stories Feature: Backstreet to the American Dream (2021) directed by Patricia Nazario 6:00 pm: Pre-film reception and cash bar  7:00 pm: Film Screening Followed by Director’s Q&A  Backstreet to the American Dream is a modern-day look at the classic American Dream done through the quintessential 21st Century entrepreneurial endeavor – food trucks! This deep dive into the birthplace of the $2 billion dollar global industry, Los Angeles, profiles two trucks and juxtaposes the experiences of American entrepreneurs and Mexican (more…)

Festival Flamenco Alburquerque 36: Daniel Doña Compañía de Danza: Entre Hilos Y Huesos

6:30 pm Sponsored by the Covington Family Fund  Festival Flamenco Alburquerque 36 presents Daniel Doña, winner of the 2019 Max Prize for best male dancer, and his awe-inspiring company of dancers and musicians to Festival Flamenco Alburquerque for the first time in the U.S. premiere of Entre Hilos y Huesos. “What political passion or war tears apart, art can sew back together with its winged hands, with its subtle and invisible needle and thread.” – Gregorio Marañón Entre Hilos y Huesos is the latest choreographic imagining of (more…)

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