The next ¡Globalquerque! - September 20 and 21, 2013
2013 Poster This year's poster art was created by Julianna Kirwin. You can see the ongoing tale of the evolution of the work on our Facebook page. Visit our merchandise page to enjoy and purchase all the previous festival posters.
2013 Early Bird Tickets & Hotel Packages Available Now!
Held in Mali for over a decade, The Festival au Desert has been cancelled as a result of civil war in that country. So, in 2013, instead of gathering in the Sahara, they are bringing the music of Mali out into the world. From soulful Malian Blues, to traditional trance-like nomadic music, to the intense, electric, modern sound of the Malian desert, this concert will be a stunning example of culture in motion, and an unforgettable opening for the 10th Annual International Folk Art Marke. The concert will take place at the Lensic Theatre in Santa Fe on July 10 with featured performers Mamadou Kelly, Tartit, and Imharhan. Tickets are available through TicketsSantaFe.org and the Lensic Box Office (505-988-1234).
Special Summer Event: ¡Globalquerque! and Santa Fe Bandstand present Maracatu Nação Estrela Brilhante and Nation Beat
A Tale of Two Nations (A História de duas Nações) brings together Brazil's Maracatu Nação Estrela Brilhante and Brooklyn's Nation Beat, live together on stage for a free show at the Santa Fe Bandstand on August 12 at 6 PM. The two groups will be performing together on stage weaving in and out from the traditional to the contemporary and back again ending with a Maracatu Parade around Santa Fe Plaza!
We are thrilled to announce that ¡Globalquerque! has received a Creative Bravos Award! The Bravos are presented each year for outstanding achievements recognizing innovation, entrepreneurship and community impact on the greater Albuquerque area.
There were a dozen awards and we are in excellent company. Click here to see the full list. They were awarded at a ceremony and party at the Albuquerque Museum on March 23. We extend our heartfelt thanks to Creative ABQ and those who made this honor possible.
"We would like you all to know that in our opinion, your event is the most well put together and overall 'happiest' event we have ever participated in. From the initial contact with Jean to the 'clean up' crew, we saw nothing but professionalism from a wonderful group of happy people. As a vendor—all of our needs, especially electrical :) were met with ease. Of course, the numbers don't lie and we were not disappointed with sales either. In the business that we are in this type of experience is rare, but ¡Globalquerque! has now set the bar for every other event we participate in."
—Felicia Meyer, Firenze Wood-fired Pizza
"My two favorite things about New Mexico are the weather and ¡Globalquerque!."
"¡Globalquerque! continues to be THE music event I consistently look forward to every year."
"I have been to a number of festivals in the last year, including some big ones, and I NEVER have seen the care and consideration that you all invested in making the event a success. I NEVER have seen organizers personally welcoming vendors and then following up, on numerous occasions, to make sure everything were going right. Those extra touches really make a difference and set the tone for a really good vibe."
—Sahara Scrubs (vendor)
"Susana loved the festival and the whole community vibe. It was a pleasure to work in such a friendly and laid back atmosphere."
—Greg Landau (Susana Baca's manager)
"I can't thank you guys enough for creating such an amazing experience over this past weekend. I saw so much happiness, togetherness and celebrating life that my faith in the power of music was restored once again. Dancing to the sounds of Kenge Kenge, being mesmerized by Rahim AlHaj's ensemble, and feeling absolutely blissed out as Olodum had us all singing together are just a few of the memories I'll take away from ¡Globalquerque! 2010. The world is a better place because of ¡Globalquerque! You give people an opportunity to experience some of the most beautiful music in the world, and you provide an amazing venue for gifted artists to do what they do best..."
—Matt Moon (KXCI Tucson)