The Global Fiesta takes place on the Saturday of ¡Globalquerque!
We are working on the current schedule now, but here’s what happened last year.
Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017
10:30 AM – 4 PM
A fun-filled day packed with educational workshops, activities and performances created in collaboration with the NHCC’s Education Department and geared towards both children and adults.
All events at the National Hispanic Cultural Center
(1701 4th St SW, at Avenida César Chávez)
Download a PDF of the Global Fiesta flyer
Cottonwood Stage / Plaza Mayor (2017 Schedule!)
MC: Ebony Isis Booth
10:45 AM -11:30 AM: Nueva Canción for the 21st Century – Pascuala Ilabaca y Fauna
Learn about Chilean music and how folk traditions are being given a new twist.
11:45 AM – 12:30 PM: Black Music & Culture of Venezuela – Betsayda Machado y La Parranda El Clavo
Not to be missed for your up close experience with unique instruments like the farruco!
12:30 PM: Las Memorias de las Lobas – NHCC’S Circo Radical Ensamble
1:00 – 1:45 PM: Yéla music and the (Koumbaly) Calabasse – Bideew Bou Bess
Learn about Yéla music, the main music of the Fulani (Toucouleur) people of West Africa; the (Koumbaly) Calabasse, one of the traditional instruments that they play; and the traditional dance of the Fulani people.
2:00 – 2:45 PM: Samulnori: Traditional Percussion of Korea – Chobeolbi
Samulnori is a theatrical version of Korean farmer’s music that features 4 different drums: kkweangwari, janggu, buk an jin.
3:00 – 3:45 PM: The Griot Tradition – Trio Da Kali
3:45 PM: Exit Parade – Circo Latino and Circo Radical
Dance Workshops – Salón Ortega (2017 Schedule!)
Hosted by Sarita Streng
10:45 AM: Indian Dance with Trupthi Panickor
Trupthi Panickor is a professionally trained Indian classical dancer in all the south Indian classical dances and traditional theatrical art forms of India. She grew up dancing from the very tender age of 4. She teaches dance at Maple Street Dance Studio. Click here for more info.
11:45 AM: Norteño Dances with Evelyn Mora
12:45 PM: Afro-Venezuelan Dances with Betsayda Machado y La Parranda El Clavo
Two dancers will demonstrate and teach different Afro Venezuelan dances, such as Quichimba, Culo e Puya and Tambor San Millán.
2:00 PM: Senegalese Dance with Bideew Bou Bess
3:00 PM: One Singing Day with ENGINE
Come sing and dance in a collective a cappella singing encounter. The situation is very simple: people dancing and singing together old traditional songs from Latin America. The encounter will be led by Alejandro Tomás Rodriguez, Robin Gentien and Pierre Lauth-Karson, the members of the ENGINE band. In One Singing Day, participants will explore the living dynamics that emerge from singing and from the interaction between individuals. This way of approaching singing and discovering the potentialities of interaction is grounded on the basic elements of the actor’s craft: physical action, reactions, personal associations, repetition. The performers ask participants to wear “nice clothes. They should be elegant, like for a very special occasion, but they should allow to move freely as well. We suggest to not bring gym or dance clothes.”
Wells Fargo Theatre (2017 Schedule!)
11:00 AM: The Long Road to Albuquerque: the Refugee Experience – Catholic Charities
Meet some of Albuquerque’s newest residents (from Afghanistan and Iraq), learn about the paths that brought them here and the challenges of adapting to their new homeland.
12:30 PM: The Creative Process Behind Nortec Collective – Ramón Amezcua + Pepe Mogt
Learn how Nortec Collective uses analog, modular, digital and virtual synthesizers, MIDI controllers, rhythm boxes, samplers, dynamics processors and effects to create their unique sound, which relies just as much on horns, tambora and norteña music as it does on electronics.
2:00 PM: Outside the Margins: The Blue Book on the Global Refugee Crisis – International Business Students Global (UNM)
UNM students present information about displaced people, the role that art plays in educating displaced children and a call to action. A preview of the book will be available for free as a digital download.
Bank of America Theatre (2017 Schedule!)
11:45 AM: The Wisdom Archive (Film, 65 minutes) with filmmaker Scott Andrews
1:30 PM: Samba (Film, 118 minutes)
Fountain Courtyard (2017 Schedule!)
Bats Without Borders! – Hands-on bat-related activities with fightwns
Hands-on Crafts by Kerry Bergen, including an Ivory Coast Senufo Cloth Workshop
Instrument Making with Christopher Gibson & Arturo Olivas
Palabras – Interactive bilingual poetry creation
Refugee Well-being Project: Drinks, Sweets & Henna Demonstrations from members of Albuquerque’s refugee community. Drop by to say hi, have some tea and learn greetings in foreign languages.
Ongoing: (2017 Schedule!)
¡GlobalCookie! Decorating and Competition
Planet Music: Interactive Instruments with Casey Mraz
Rincon de Circo Latino – Try your hand (& feet) at juggling, poi, diablo, hooping & more
Street Performance with Circo Latin and Circo Radical (NHCC-wide)
The Global Village is OPEN throughout the day!