Festival Chispa: New Latin Music & Hispanic Culture

Free day programming—10:30 am to 4 pm Evening concert—6 pm Festival Chispa: featuring Latin Grammy nominee Ceci Bastida and internationally acclaimed Mexican Institute of Sound, joined by some of New Mexico’s finest performers including The Big Spank, Baracutanga, and Mala Maña. Festival Chispa: alt. Latin, ska, roots, funk, Hispanic culture, y más by some of the coolest up-and-coming Latin music acts from Mexico, Latin America, and New Mexico, plus fun, educational, and interactive day programming! Festival Chispa: celebrating the diversity of Hispano/Latino culture through music, art, and (more…)

¡Globalquerque! 2016

4 pm Tickets will be available at the gate today, September 24th, starting at 4 pm ¡Globalquerque!, New Mexico’s 12th Annual World Music & Culture Celebration, returns to the National Hispanic Cultural Center on September 23 and 24, 2016. This year’s festival features three stages of music from five continents over two nights. Relax in the intimate courtyard setting of the Fountain Stage, enjoy larger bands in the state-of-the-art 691-seat Journal Theatre, or dance to groove-heavy world music on the Plaza Mayor’s outdoor Festival Stage. General admission tickets (more…)

Remember the Time

7 pm Remember the Time… when the dances at the Civic Auditorium, Leo’s La Roc, and the Far West were THE places to be? When The Charms, The Sheltons, Thee Chekkers, Thee Broadway, Spinning Wheel, and so many more awesome bands were hot? When the music was just great music, filled with memories of fun, happiness, and love? Let’s go back! For one night, come and dance to the songs of the time, the bands from those days, and let the memories transport you. The Barelas Coffee (more…)

Chispa: Latin Diva Series, Vanessa Zamora

7:30 pm Born in Tijuana, Baja California to parents who were both pianists, acoustic folk-pop singer/songwriter Vanessa Zamora became interested in the performing arts as a child. She began piano lessons at the age of eight, and continued a year later with guitar and drums. While a student at the Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara, she began uploading videos covering favorite songs by various artists on YouTube and social networking sites. When her melodic vocals and skilled musicianship attracted increasing attention, she added her own original compositions. Her (more…)

Chispa: Latin Diva Series, Ceci Bastida

Due to personal reasons and circumstances beyond the NHCC’s, Avokado Artists’ and the artist’s control, the Ceci Bastida show originally scheduled for March 5th at the National Hispanic Cultural Center has been rescheduled for Saturday, June 25, 2016. We are very excited to bring Ceci Bastida to the Center for the kick-off-the-summer event! Tickets for the June 25th event will be on sale soon. Call the NHCC Box Office for more information. 7:30 pm Born and raised in Tijuana and now living in Los Angeles, Ceci Bastida was one (more…)

Chispa: Latin Diva Series, Buika

7:30 pm A star in contemporary world music, jazz, flamenco, and fusion, Buika is one of the most sought-after performers on the world stage today.  Born to African parents in Mallorca, Spain, she is often compared to Nina Simone, Chavela Vargas, and Cesaria Evora.  Her recordings have received multiple awards, including several Latin Grammys, and her 2013 release, La noche más larga, was nominated for a Grammy for Best Latin Jazz Album. Her latest album, Vivir sin mieda (2015), fuses elements of reggae, ragga, flamenco, R&B, Afrobeat, (more…)

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