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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Virtual 2020 Bosque Chile Festival

2 pm both days

Bernalillo County and the National Hispanic Cultural Center present the Virtual 2020 Bosque Chile Festival, a celebration of food, art, and culture on the Rio Grande. The public is invited to join in the celebration of the chile harvest on Saturday, August 15th and Sunday, August 16th, 2020. This year the festival will be presented virtually, on Facebook at

The Bosque Chile Festival is a celebration of the art, culture, and food of New Mexico, developed to showcase and honor New Mexican and Latino/Hispanic culture and agriculture in the middle Rio Grande Valley through performances, art, educational sessions, chef demonstrations, value-added products, and produce that pay homage to time-honored and celebrated New Mexican traditions, foods, and crafts.

Click here for a schedule of events.

Free Community Event

“Our Fair New Mexico” Virtual Concert, Featuring ReVoZo a Dos: Vicente Griego, “El Cartucho,” and José Valle, “Chuscales.”

3 pm

“Our Fair New Mexico” includes performances by musicians living in New Mexico. On June 21 at 3 pm, the 14th concert of the series will feature ReVoZo a Dos: Vicente Griego, “El Cartucho,” and José Valle, “Chuscales.”

Watch the concert at 3 pm on the NHCC’s Facebook page:

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