Imagine travelling and experiencing captivating cultures from around the world. The language, the art, the music, the people. It sounds dreamy right? Now imagine doing that with children. Still dreamy, but travelling with children can be stressful (why do little people need so many things?) and expensive. However, there’s no doubt that teaching your children about different cultures is worthwhile. So why not explore cultures from around the world together and still make it home in time for some green chile cheeseburgers in your own backyard?
¡Globalquerque! kicks off this weekend at the National Hispanic Cultural Center. As New Mexico’s 15th Annual World Music & Culture Celebration, this year’s festival will bring three stages of music from 14 countries over two nights. ¡Globalquerque! is a fun and unique idea for a ladies night or a date night!
In addition to ¡Globalquerque!, there is a free family event on Saturday, September 21 from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.! Global Fiesta is a fun-filled day packed with educational workshops, activities, and performances created in collaboration with the National Hispanic Cultural Center. Global Fiesta is a great introduction to ¡Globalquerque! for the entire family. Your family will get a chance to interact and explore many cultures through dance, music, art, and film.
10:45 a.m. Tango Workshop in Salon Ortega
11:45 a.m. Persian Dances in Salon Ortega
12:00 p.m. Celebrating China’s Diversity through Traditional Music, Dance, and Costume bu Albuquerque Chinese Folk Dance Ensemble
12:45 p.m. Hula in Salon Ortega
1:45 to 3:30 p.m. African Drum & Dance in Salon Ortega
10:45 a.m. Ullaakuut! (Good Morning!) Inuit Song with Pamyua
1:00 p.m. The Grand Song of the Dong with Yandong Grand Singers
2:15 p.m. Slack-Key Guitar for the 21st Century
10:30 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. The National Hispanic Cultural Center’s Art Museum will be open all day for free.
10:30 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. Our Future Community Climate Mural Project in Domenici Education Building
10:30 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. Bats without Borders
10:30 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. Hands on Crafts: New Mexican Folk Art Match Box Nichos with Christopher Gibson
10:30 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. Instrument Making with Christopher Gibson
10:30 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. ¡GlobalCookie! Decorating and Competition
12:00 p.m. “Le Concert” / “The Concert” (France, 2009) rated PG-13
2:00 p.m. “The Jade Pendant” (China, 2017) not rated
The Global Village will be open throughout Global Fiesta. Roughly 30 booths of international crafts, culture, and cuisine will be available to explore and experience.