Live Pop-Up Salsa: Son Como Son and Ivón Ulibarrí & Café Mocha

7 pm MelazaMusic and the National Hispanic Cultural Center present a live pop-up salsa event with Son Como Son and Ivón Ulibarrí & Café Mocha. This family-friendly event, also featuring drinks and delicious Latin cuisine, will be held in the NHCC’s enchanting Fountain Courtyard. $12 w/ $2 discount for NHCC members; free for children 12 and younger

Revolutions International Theatre Festival: Migrant Songs

Thursday, March 28, 2019 Friday, March 29, 2019 7:15 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 Migrant Songs. Migrant Songs is a choral performance art piece that combines stories and songs from human and non-human migrants. This experimental visual and sound performance incorporates interviews with migrants living in the city of Albuquerque who come from many (more…)

Yankwik Xiwitl/Aztec New Year

10 am Kalpulli Ehekatl, Kalpulli Izkalli, y Danza Mayahuel invita la conformidad de Danzas Aztecas de NM y la comunidad a celebrar Yankwik Xiwitl/Año Nuevo Azteca/Mexika Azteca New Year. Join us for a Mexika (Aztec) New Year ceremony, ushering in Chikome Akatl/Año Siete Carrizo/Year Seven Reed. The schedule is as follows: 10 am—Arranging the tlamanalli/ofrenda/offering 12 pm– Mitotiliztli/Danza/Ceremonial dance If you wish to donate flowers, please bring them to the NHCC before 10 am. For more information call Kalpulli Izkalli at: 452-9208 or 804-4602. Kalpulli Izkalli—“Celebrating 20 (more…)

Música del Corazón: Una Velada Nuevomexicana

7:30 pm  Free ticketed event; tickets available one hour before performance The UNM Robb Trust and the NHCC invite you to an a vast and varied medley of old and new music, including: New and old music and generes Ballads–both medieval and modern An ever-evolving lyric tradition Hybrid Indo-Hispano music 18th-century court music Evolving strains of pop Locally adapted música ranchera Featured artists are: David F. García Gregorio Gonzales Rafael Herrera Lone Piñon Lara Manzanares Jeremías Martínez Brenda M. Romero With a guest appearance by Frank McCulloch For (more…)

Globalquerque Mini-Fest for Albuquerque School Kids

10 am We’d like to let you in on a little secret. Each year, ¡Globalquerque! kicks off with a free concert for our local school kids. This mini-fest features two of our regular performers doing short sets as a way to introduce the kids to some cool different cultures. This year the participating bands are LADAMA (Brazil/Colombia/Venezuela/US) and Youssra El Hawry (Egypt). For other free family-focused ¡Globalquerque! action, check out the free Global Fiesta HERE. We do need people to register though so we can plan accordingly. If (more…)

Los Gaiteros de San Jacinto and Baracutanga

7:30 pm Los Gaiteros de San Jacinto, a traditional folkloric cumbia group from Colombia’s Caribbean region, has been active since 1940. Their music preserves the traditional rhythms and sounds that are the product of a mixture of Indigenous, Spanish, and Afro-Colombian heritage. Dating back at least to the time of Bolivar, gaitero music is played on two flutes (gaitas) and a maraca, both of Indigenous origin, and drums of African origin, through the descendants of the many African slaves who passed through the country’s Caribbean coast. The (more…)

Una Celebración de México with Antonio Reyna

2 pm The NHCC and Haverland Carter Lifestyle Group present Una Celebración de México, paying tribute to the beautiful song and dance of Mexico with award-winning, internationally renowned mariachi recording artist Antonio Reyna and a cast of talented musicians and performers. Reyna is joined by Mariachi Femenil Flores Mexicanas, with special guests Reynaldo Maestas and Baile Ilusión. $22 w/ $2 discount for seniors, children 12 and younger, and NHCC members

Jenny and the Mexicats St. Patrick’s Day Dance Party

7:30 pm Education Building Grand Hall NHCC and Pop Fizz invite you to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a night of dancing and fun with the world-renowned Jenny and The Mexicats. Known for their infectious style of genre-bending music that borrows from pop, flamenco, reggae, mariachi, jazz, folk and cumbia this band will knock your socks off and keep you moving all night.  Pop Fizz will have food, paletas, beer and alcohol for sale.  This concert is a part of the Revolutions Festival and supported by AMP (more…)

Son Como Son 25th Anniversary: A Retrospective Celebration of Salsa in Albuquerque, New Mexico

8 pm This 25th anniversary concert is Son Como Son’s tribute to the rich lineage of Cuban music. It is a tribute to the dance—the dance between the Yoruban spiritual world and the Spanish colonialists, the dance between the past and the future, the dance where the ocean meets the desert. Most of all, it is a tribute to the dancers of Albuquerque—to each and every one who has buoyed this ship for the past 25 years and helped to put Albuquerque on the salsa map. $24, (more…)

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