The next ¡Globalquerque! Festival will be held on September 22 and 23, 2017.
¡Globalquerque! takes place at the National Hispanic Cultural Center (1701 4th St SW, at Avenida César Chávez). Enjoy musical performances in the intimate courtyard setting of the Fountain Courtyard, the state of the art 692-seat Albuquerque Journal Theatre and dance outside on the Plaza Mayor. Learn more about the Global Fiesta free Saturday daytime programming and the Global Village of Crafts, Culture and Cuisine.
ANDA UNION (Inner Mongolia) | BALADINO (Israel) | FEDERSPIEL (Austria)
FÉMINA (Argentina) | LOS GALLIÑEROS (New Mexico) | HERENCIA DE TIMBIQUÍ (Colombia)
MAYA KAMATY (Réunion Island) | GERMÁN LÓPEZ (Canary Islands) | YOLANDA MARTINEZ (Apache/Comanche Nations) | NACHA MENDEZ (New Mexico) | MOKOOMBA (Zimbabwe) | DONA ONETE (Brazil)
ORKESTA MENDOZA (Mexico/USA) | JILL SOBULE (USA) | RAJAB SULEIMAN & KITHARA (Tanzania)
SUPAMAN (Apsáalooke Nation) | VÂN-ÁNH VÕ (Vietnam)
Paul Evans - Santa Fe Motion Picture
Blaise Koller - Vizual View
¡Globalquerque! is happy to be working with Western New Mexico University to help bring international artists to Silver City in conjunction with New Mexico’s Annual Celebration of World Music and Culture. Kicking off this year, WNMSU will offer a ¡Globalquerque! preview concert on September 21 with festival artist Anda Union. The Inner Mongolian ensemble will also do daytime workshops with WNMSU students.
“We want to create a cultural series for students, bringing in art, culture and music that students normally do not have access to,” said the newly appointed Assistant to the President for Cultural Affairs Faye McCalmont. Last month, WNMU President Joseph Shepard created that position specifically to raise the education and awareness among the university community for art and entertainment. It looks like they are off to a great start! ¡Globalquerque! is excited to see a university eager to invest in their cultural programs and community and look forward to working together on preview events into the future.
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2016 ¡Globalquerque! Poster Art
This year's poster art, "Cosmotic Angel of Music Striding Into the Land of Enchantment Bringing in Its Wake the Music of All Peoples with Stars, Spheres, and Ecstatic Monks, Prophets, Sibyls, Dervishes, and Oracles of Song," was created by Arturo Olivas. The painting was created in the style and and format of traditional 18th and 19th century New Mexican retablos, iconic images of saints and other holy figures, painted on panels of wood. The central figure in the painting, playing a flute and bearing the impression of the world upon its chest, represents the cosmic or Cosmotic Angel of Music. The Angel is striding into the Land of Enchantment following the golden "Camino Real," the Royal Highway that led from Mexico City to Taos during colonial times to the present.
Read more about Arturo Olivas and this year's poster art.
Visit our merchandise page to enjoy and purchase all the previous festival posters.
Weekly Alibi Best of Burque Winner!
Best Local Music Festival: ¡Globalquerque!
"¡Globalquerque!, an event whose name makes us think of hot air balloons for some reason, is in reality one of our city’s premier musical; it’s number one on our list this year. Displaying the wide range of musical expression which humans from diverse cultures make as they transcend the normative in order to jam out, ¡Globalquerque! features music from sources as far-ranging as Argentina, Mongolia and Zanzibar. The festival also features demonstrations of traditional dance, theater, crafts-making and cuisine."
Relive past festivals!
Our YouTube channel has lots of videos from past festivals for your enjoyment.
Relive favorite moments from the 2015 festival thanks to the KUNM production team!