5th Annual South American Folk Festival

2 pm

The 5th Annual South American Folk Festival seeks to unite Albuquerque’s South American community in a day of cultural experience and connection through music, dance, and food. In addition to food vendors from participating countries, the festival will feature traditional dancers representing Colombia, Peru, Venezuela, Chile, Brazil, Argentina, and/or Ecuador. A headlining salsa band or solo artist will also be featured, along with local musicians. Added attractions for the entire family include children’s art workshops and opportunities for souvenir photos featuring the festival banner.
$14 in advance, $16 day of show w/ $2 discount for NHCC members; free for children age 12 and younger

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Ballet Folklórico Santa Fe, Raíces de Mi Tierra

2 pm & 7:30 pm

Raíces de Mi Tierra is a folkloric dance showcase featuring three New Mexico ensembles, including Santa Fe’s Ballet Folklórico de Santa Fe, Albuquerque’s Grupo Folklórico Desoluna, and Española’s Baile Ilusión, each with a large local following, accompanied by Mariachi Luna Azul from Albuquerque. The participating groups will focus on presenting traditional pieces that represent the beautiful, authentic dances and music of Mexico.
Saturday afternoon – $12 with a $2 discount for Children 12 years old and younger and NHCC members
Saturday evening – $17 with a $2 discount for Children 12 years old and younger and NHCC members

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New Mexico Philharmonic: The Latin Spirit! (Rental)

3 pm

New Mexico Philharmonic presents The Latin Spirit!
Roberto Minczuk Music Director
Villa-Lobos Bachianas Brasileiras No. 4, Golijov Last Round, lbert Divertissement, Bizet Carmen Suites 1 & 2
Heitor Villa-Lobos merges Baroque and Brazilian essences in the impressive and innovative final suite of his renowned Bachianas Brasileiras. Golijov ‘s 1996 homage to Astor Piazzolla-Last Round­ is a passionate tribute to the tango master. And Bizet’s scintillating Carmen Suites will leave you breathless!
$24, $35, $46, $68

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Casa Flamenca presents Flamenco Without Borders, with Juani de la Isla

8 pm

Internationally known Juani de la Isla is a master flamenco guitarist from the island of San Fernando near the port city of Cádiz, in southern Spain. He began his musical education studying with the great flamenco singer Rafael Romero, has been a student of the celebrated flamenco guitarist Manolo Sanlúcar, and has also been trained in the gypsy flamenco style of Morón—a small pueblo in the heart of Andalucia’s flamenco country.

During his career, he has accompanied some of the greatest flamenco artists of this century, including singers Jose Mercé, Chato de la Isla, Juan Villar, Rancapino, Pansequito and Aguilar de Vejer, and dancers Javier Barón, Sara Baras and Manuela Carrasco. He has composed music for the flamenco dance company of Cristina Hoyos and for over a decade has been musical director for the popular flamenco singer “El Barrio.” His recording career includes participation on more than 100 albums with some of Spain’s finest flamenco artists, among them Jose Mercé, Joaquin Sabína, Paco Ortega, El Barrio and David de María. In 2015, he released his first solo CD, Libertad en Mis Manos. As a performer and teacher, Juani de la Isla has toured internationally.

His concert at the National Hispanic Cultural Center is an extension of Flamenco sin Fronteras, Casa Flamenca’s introductory series of workshops in the rhythms of flamenco for musicians working in all musical genres. Juani de la Isla’s residency at Casa Flamenca is co-sponsored by Instituto Andaluz de Flamenco, Patrimonio de la Humanidad, “All Flamenco,” Brilliant Sounds, La Isla Ciudad Flamenca, Venta de Vargas, and San Fernando, Cádiz. The 14 workshops offered will feature different flamenco rhythms, with participants exploring ways to integrate flamenco into genres with which they are more familiar, and extemporaneous performances encouraged. The culminating event of this genre-bending collaboration will include workshop participants and selected local artists performing with Juani de la Isla.
$20 w/ $2 discount for seniors, children 12 and younger, & NHCC members

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4 Guys Named José…y Una Mujer Named María

7:30 pm—Thursday-Saturday
2 pm—Sunday

An Off-Broadway smash hit, never before presented in Albuquerque, this musical comedy celebrates the rich and vibrant musical history of Latin America. Emphasizing both the diversity and the commonality of Latino cultures, it features a show-within-a-show as the “4 Guys Named José”—one Puerto Rican, one Mexican, one Cuban, and one Dominican—design a musical revue that will showcase the music they grew up with and project a positive image to counteract Latino stereotypes. They have never put on a show before, and their attempts to get through the night without fighting or forgetting their cues are both comic and heartfelt—a journey through love, loss, and nostalgia for one’s homeland. Written by Dolores Prida, 4 Guys Named José…and Una Mujer Named María is directed by Valli Marie Rivera.
$22 w/ $2 discount for students, seniors and NHCC members; $10 Thursday show only

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Revolutions International Theatre Festival: Words from the Wall

Thursday, March 21, 2019
Saturday, March 23, 2019
7 pm both days

Produced by Tricklock Company, the Revolutions International Theatre Festival welcomes performance companies from all over the globe to perform and connect across cultures and communities. For the 19th annual festival, Tricklock and the NHCC present Words from the Wall. World-renowned Nemcatacoa Teatro is partnering with Viola Award-winning Dark Sky Aerial to create this ambulatory, aerial theatre experience, with a storyline connected by poetry and visual images, that will take audiences on a surreal journey through walls and buildings on the NHCC campus. The outdoor performance includes aerial dance, stilting, and bilingual poetry, incorporating themes that are significant to Hispanic communities, such as immigration and culture.
$12 with $5 off for students, seniors and NHCC members

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National Institute of Flamenco and the NHCC Present Yjastros 34

8 pm

Yjastros 34 is an epic collaboration, the seasonal culmination of the company’s progress and evolution, including expanded programming and new works for Yjastros. It is also a new artistic journey with international award-winning Spanish guest artists Daniel Doña and Cristian Martín as well as the Orchestra of New Spain under Musical Director Grover Wilkins. The world premiere choreographic masterpieces to be presented, highlighting both tradition and innovation in the world of flamenco, were created for Yjastros by artists at the global forefront of the art form during their residencies in the University of New Mexico’s Dance Program. Yjastros 34 will be premiered in Dallas, TX, home of the Orchestra of New Spain, in February 2019. The Orchestra of New Spain, founded in 1989, is a professional period-instrument baroque orchestra and chorus specializing in, but not limited to, the music of Spain and its sphere of New World influence. Daniel Doña, dancer and choreographer from Granada, has led his own company, Daniel Doña Compañía de Danza, since 2004, and is considered one of the top exponents of current Spanish dance.
$30, $40, $50, $60 w/ $5 discount for students, seniors and NHCC members

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New Mexico Philharmonic: Beethoven & Schumann (Rental)

3 pm

New Mexico Philharmonic presents Beethoven & Schumann
Roberto Minczuk Music Director, Antonio Chen Guang piano
Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 3 Schumann Symphony No. 3
Two of the finest works by two late-1Bth­ and early-19th-century classical giants! The warm emotional depth and drama of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3 in c minor is unsurpassed. Experience its virtuosic performance by Olga Kern International Piano Competition First-Prize Winner, Antonio Chen Guang! Schumann’s majestic Third Symphony includes French horns, trumpets, and timpani, bringing sumptuous sound to this late-winter Sunday afternoon.
$24, $35, $46, $68

  • 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.

Carnaval 2019: with PANdemonium and Odara Dance Ensemble

7:30 pm

The NHCC’s annual celebration of Carnaval is a dazzling spectacle of vibrant dance, engaging music, and beautiful costumes, featuring the band PANdemonium and the Odara Dance Ensemble and showcasing the Carnaval celebrations of Cuba, Trinidad, Brazil and New Orleans.

Carnaval, the festive season occurring before Lent in many countries, including Latin American and Caribbean nations as well as parts of the United States, is one of the world’s most widespread celebrations and one of its biggest parties. Among the guidelines that the Performing Arts program has developed, refined, and utilized since 1999 to design its programming and curate its seasons is the provision of a variety of annual programming that is specific to seasons, holidays, and celebrations, as well as culture-specific. Carnaval was first celebrated at the NHCC in 2002, and has been part of the Center’s regular seasonal programming since 2006, with regular performances by presenting partners Frank Leto & PANdemonium and Pilar Leto & the Odara Dance Ensemble. This year’s Carnaval 2019 marks the 14th annual Carnaval Celebration at the NHCC’s Roy E. Disney Center for Performing Arts.
$17, $22, $27 w/ $2 off for students, seniors and NHCC members. Group rates available

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DNAWORKS and the NHCC Present The Real James Bond Was…Dominican!

7:30 pm—Thursday-Saturday
2 pm—Sunday

What happens when a Dominican boy in Queens—with an imagination far beyond his shell, who won’t go anywhere without his nerf gun and is obsessed with James Bond—finds out that the real James Bond was Dominican? Written and performed by Chris Rivas, The Real James Bond Was…Dominican! is a true story, about how Porfirio Rubirosa was Ian Fleming’s inspiration for Bond, and how this discovery sets off a whole tragi-comic journey for a young Dominican actor-to-be. It is a young man’s guide to love, sex, color, code-switching, whitewashing, success, fake-it-till-you-make-it, and the roller coaster ride of finding one’s true self.
$25 adults; $20 NHCC members; $12 students, seniors, unemployed persons, & artists

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