Virtual Screening & Discussion: Con Alma

7 pm (MST)
This event can be viewed AMP Concerts website HERE

Con Alma: Exploring the Creative Process with Paola Prestini & Magos Herrera

Screening of videos from the Con Alma project, including a world premiere video, La Creación de las Aves (The Creation of the Birds), followed by a live on-line discussion and open Q&A session with Paola Prestini and Magos Herrera, moderated by Cristina Baccin from KUNM’s Raices program. The discussion will be hosted by the National Hispanic Cultural Center via Zoom, in collaboration with Instituto Cervantes de Albuquerque and UNM’s Latin America and Iberian Institute. Prestini and Herrera will discuss the creative process, the social engagement, and the creation of the virtual event.

Donations will be accepted on the AMP Concerts webpage

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¡Globalquerque! Cross-Cultural Crossover Encore

2 pm

Afro-Latin Jazz Alliance YouTube page:


Join us December 4, 2020 for an ENCORE performance of the ¡Globalquerque! Cross-Cultural Crossover, presented in partnership with Arturo O’Farrill’s Afro-Latin Jazz Alliance as part of their La Paza @ Digital Village YouTube Series!  

The program features four past festival acts—Rahim AlHaj (Iraq), Nation Beat (Brazil/USA), Vivalda Ndula (Angola) and Nohe & Sus Santos (Honduras/New Mexico) collaborating on one another’s songs, deconstructing them and re-presenting them through a cross-cultural lens. Chats with the artists in between songs—where some of them were meeting face-to-face for the first time after recording together—give a glimpse at the process and all the emotions that went with it! 

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¡Música del Corazón!—Mariachis y Flamencos: New Mexico’s Beloved Stepchildren

3 pm

Free community event on the NHCC YouTube Channel HERE

On the wings of melody, rhythm, and poetry, ¡Música del Corazón! concerts, featuring new groups and different traditions each year, tell us as much about our past as about our future. The concerts honor the contributions of John Donald Robb, Sr., former dean of UNM’s College of Fine Arts and a recognized music pioneer, and are dedicated in memory of his son, John Donald Robb, Jr., a driving force in the development of the UNM John Donald Robb Musical Trust.

The seventh annual John D. Robb, Jr. concert will be an online virtual presentation featuring Frank McCulloch, solo voice and guitar; La Mariachi, with Lorenzo Martínez, Larry Martínez, Miguel Ojeda, Joseph Santiago, and José Carrillo; and Flamenco artists Vicente Griego, Eloy Gonzales, and Javier Saume Mazzei.

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Virtual: Inside Yjastros

8 pm (MTS)
Virtual performance with a digital viewing pass.
Get pass HERE
Link and password will be sent to you one hour before the premiere, providing 48 hours of access.

In 1999, Yjastros: The American Flamenco Repertory Company set forth on an artistic journey that would become America’s most distinctive flamenco project. This revolutionary performance entity combines the mosaic quality of the American repertory company with the authentic idiom of flamenco, creating a living archive of choreographic masterworks.

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Virtual Día de los Muertos Concert: Las Flores del Valle of Albuquerque

7 pm
Museum of International Folk Art Facebook page HERE

Every year the NHCC holds its annual Despedida (Farewell) to celebrate Día de los Muertos with music, poetry, and hands-on art at this time-honored community gathering. Unfortunately, with the current health restrictions, this year’s Despedida is another wonderful in-person event that has been canceled. We are going to miss our ofrendas around the NHCC campus, as well as the music, poetry, traditional hot chocolate mexicano, pan de muerto, and the opportunity to share our heartfelt memories with you, our familia.

But we can still celebrate, and we hope you will join our friends at the Museum of International Folk Art (MOIFA) for a virtual Día de los Muertos concert featuring our friends Carol and Leila—Las Flores del Valle of Albuquerque.

Free community event

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Virtual: César Chávez Celebration

Ongoing On the Recuerda César Chávez Committee Facebook page,

The 27th Annual César Chávez Day Fiesta originally scheduled for Saturday, March 28th was postponed, and is now going virtual starting on October 14th. Our César Chávez Day Fiesta has always been a celebration of the life and legacy of César Chávez, featuring a march—La Marcha de Justicia– followed by a family fiesta here at the Center. Please join us this year for a week of virtual events on the Recuerda a César Chávez Committee Facebook page as we continue to celebrate the life and legacy of the renowned civil rights leader.

Free Community Event

More information here

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Virtual ¡Globalquerque! Cross-Cultural Crossover

7 pm
¡Globalquerque! Facebook page

¡Globalquerque is going virtual this year with a very special Cross-Cultural Crossover program on Wednesday, September 30th starting at 7pm on the ¡Globalquerque! Facebook page. We hope you will join us in celebrating this wonderful annual event. The virtual ¡Globalquerque! will feature four amazing performances from past festival acts. We are very excited to see Rahim  AlHaj from Iraq, Nation Beat from Brazil with New Orleans roots, Vivalda Ndula from the beautiful Angola & Nohe & Sus Santos from Honduras and our beloved New Mexico. They will be collaborating on one another’s songs, deconstructing them and re-presenting them through a cross-cultural lense. This is going to be fun!

Free Community Event

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Podcast: Globalquerque 2020: World Music

Listen to La Hilacha Podcast Here

In episode 11 of History and Literary Arts’ popular new podcast, La Hilacha, ¡Globalquerque!’s Tom Frouge joins Valerie Martinez, Director of History & Literary Arts ¡Escuchar!

“La Hilacha: Words and Memories” is the title of the NHCC podcast because we understand history and literature as an unraveling thread, from the richness of our individual and collective stories into the writing that tells these stories to the world.  New episodes of the podcast appear every three weeks.


Premiere: Bless Me, Ultima Radio Broadcast

11 am
On Albuquerque’s Classical 95.5 KHFM and 98.7 WFMT-FM in Chicago

A live national broadcast of the world premiere performance of the opera Bless Me, Ultima, on Albuquerque’s Classical 95.5 KHFM and 98.7 WFMT-FM in Chicago, hosted by Valerie Martinez. Opera Southwest, along with the National Hispanic Cultural Center and San Jose’s Opera Cultura, is thrilled to have commissioned this work based on Rudolfo Anaya’s best-selling novel. The composer, Hector Armienta, worked with Mr. Anaya on the libretto, and the resulting production, which premiered at the NHCC in February of 2018, was an historic event.

Free community event

11th Annual Vocal Artistry Art Song Festival of New Mexico: Canciones Españolas

7:30 pm
Vocal Artistry Website,

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Vocal Artistry’s Art Song Festival is an annual festival open to all students, singers, and pianists living in the state of New Mexico. The goal is to encourage the further study of Art Song repertoire, which plays a vital role in sculpting classical singers. Open performances by singers and pianists from all over the state are held before a guest faculty, including international artists and representatives from the most renowned music conservatories. Master classes and open performances for all levels of singers and collaborative pianists are open to the public. Scholarship winners are then chosen on the basis of talent and artistic achievement; the scholarship awards, from and for the community, are presented at a final concert and reception. Over $10,000 in awards, through a sponsorship by the Meredith Foundation and the generosity of individual donors, go to the deserving applicants.

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