The Global Village is returning to ¡Globalquerque! 2017 and promises to be a real highlight of this year’s festival. Roughly 30 booths of international crafts, culture and cuisine will be available for your browsing and shopping pleasure. Come early so you’ll have plenty of time to explore the diverse offerings. Food and drink will be available until late in the evening, but the craft booths will shut down around 8 or 9. Local cultural groups are invited to bring information about their activities, put out mailing lists and free materials for distribution at the Community Booth.
– Friday: 4 PM to close
– Saturday: 10:30 AM to close
Note: The Global Village will be open during the free day programming, from 10:30 AM to 4 PM on Saturday.
Elevate Nepal focuses on rebuilding infrastructure damaged in the 2015 earthquakes. Their current fundraising goals are geared towards the reconstruction of a 700-student primary school that was destroyed in the earthquake. They sell hemp bags and raffle paintings that were imported from Nepal as a way to generate additional funding. All products are made of material grown, harvested and manufactured on the free trade market in Nepal.
“Embudo Fabric Design is a small, family owned business that specializes in one of a kind originally designed silk screened Potholders. We produce all of our pieces out of our home studio in Dixon, New Mexico. We hand mix our own colors and hand screen our pieces in order to insure that the colors we see in our natural surroundings can be genuinely reproduced onto our garments. By doing this we hope to bring some of the beauty we see each day to our customers.”
Offering Henna Tattoos and Face Painting. Traditionally known as Mhendi, Henna has been used in India for wedding for thousands of years, for good luck and for well being. We use only the finest quality Rhajastani henna. It is safe for the skin and lasts from one to four weeks. Face Painting is an excellent form of entertainment for kids and adults alike!
HoonArts is dedicated to bringing unique, high quality handmade arts and crafts from Tajikistan and other countries along the Great Silk Road to the US market, using Fair Trade principles. HoonArts is the fusion of the Tajik word “hoonar” or “hunar,” meaning “art” or “craft,” and the English word “arts.” We hope that HoonArts will serve as the first major handicrafts bridge between Tajikistan and the US, helping to preserve and promote traditional Tajik handicrafts while also promoting economic development for the artisans.
Jambo Imports carries it all. From items for your kitchen such as salad bowls and forks, hand-painted wooden bowls, soapstone plates, hand-carved napkin rings, and place mats—to jewelry and clothing such as beaded bracelets, precious stone adornment, and hand-made earrings and necklaces, daishikis, kaftans, and cloth from various regions—to hand-carved and painted masks, sculpture, drums, and furniture. Jambo Imports lets you take a bit of Mother Africa home with you.
La Parada offers a rich and eclectic array of items from local artists and artisans from around the world. Talavera garden pottery and benches from Mexico, oil-drum art from Haiti, textiles from Brazil and India, jewelry from Oaxaca, and folk art from New Mexican artists are examples of items you will find at La Parada. You can also visit us at our Albuquerque North Valley home in a historic stage-coach stop on a 13 acre property of lush grass and alfalfa (8917 4th Street NW). There we host free community events several times a year like Día de los Muertos Sugar Skull Workshop in October, North Fourth Holiday Stop & Shop in December, Women & Creativity in March, Cinco de Mayo Folk Art Festival in May, and Shop Around the World in July/August.
Theresa Laferriere of Laughing Hare Hot Glass creates stained glass and fused stained glass mosaics. “In 1994 an old friend of mine was killed in a boating accident in Alaska. Because I could not attend her funeral, I decided to go down to the Rio Grande River and say goodbye to her there. That was the day I found the glass dump. Piles and piles of glass left over from garbage discarded many years ago. I knew instantly that I was supposed to do something with this glass. I spent that day building glass sculpture at the dump, and I came back the next day and did the same thing. Needless to say I brought some glass home and began the process of glass and me. Ten years later I’ve come to a whole new place with glass. Melting glass, cutting glass and creating mosaics and kaleidoscopes is what it is all about now. No doubt this will change too over time. I continue to pursue creativity as a reason for living. See glass, enjoy light!”
“Yo! I’m Metal (Michael O. Wieclaw), Albuquerque-based creative/communicator. I do a lot of different things with my life, but my main focus is art both personal and professional. Most of my work is digital illustration printed on apparel and paper media; however, I’m continually working on my style and other forms of expression. As a creative, I continually learn, observe design trends, stay out of my comfort zone and maintain a positive mental attitude. The style I’m expanding upon is the use of symbols, symmetry, sacred geometry in the execution of compositions with a cryptic/iconic feel.”
Movimiento Art has created a connection between the ceramic artists of Mata Ortiz, Chihuahua and collectors, investors, and artists in New Mexico. We are expanding ancient “trade routes” by collaborating with artistic communities in Mexico, Latin America and throughout the world by using workshops, trade shows, exchange programs and gallery exhibits. Pottery sales will go directly into funding the Movimiento International Exchange Fund.
Martha’s Body Bueno skin-care products are now available at The (Organic) Living Room—a gathering space featuring local organic products! Body Care Blended to Benefit Your Skin—Clean & Simple. Appealing to your specific needs, we obsess about effective natural skin care products, such as body lotion, facial care, bath accessories, etc. to make your skin-care routine more beautiful, more therapeutic, and even more fun. You deserve simply good & feel-good ingredients, without the complicated preservative systems needed for ineffective brands; when we can avoid unpronounceable names, we do. Many of our products are organic, all are cruelty- & paraben-free, and all are formulated to benefit your skin.
Project Have Hope works with a group of 100 women in the Acholi Quarter of Uganda and helps them transform their lives and the lives of their families. Through the sale of their beautiful, handmade paper bead jewelry, the women can feed their families, send their children to school, and look forward to a richer future.
RBI Drums is a small, owner-operated drum building workshop in southern Colorado. They specialize in high quality hand drums such as Ashikos and Djembes, as well as Koras, the calabash backed harp that was played at ¡Globalquerque! 2007 by Senegalese performer Lankandia Cissoko. RBI Drums’ founder, Michael Schraud, comes from a long line of woodworkers and is himself an instrument builder, wood turner and musician with many years of experience. The drums are lightweight, easy to play and stay in tune very well.
“RecoRnectioN: Muñecas de la Memoria” takes the corn husk doll making to the next level, with each doll being a one-of-a-kind creation that comes to life through corn husks and myriad other recycled items used for its characterization. The philosophy behind the use of such material is to playfully raise awareness about the importance of corn, of course, but also to remember to pay more attention to our waste and to try to recycle and upcycle all we can.
Sean’s artwork has been featured on internationally distributed beer labels (Cerveza de los Muertos), nationally distributed wine labels (La Catrina Vino) and New Mexico Lottery Scratchers, for which she received a national award for top scratcher design. She is an award-winning 5th generation Spanish Colonial artist and juried member of the Spanish Colonial Arts Society in the retablo category, promoting the traditional arts through her television show, New Mexican Santera. She is proud to be a Little Sister from the Big Brother Big Sister program of New Mexico. Through art, Sean aspires to bring an appreciation for the Hispanic traditions and culture of Northern New Mexico to a broader audience. Sean received “Best Visual Artist 2016” by the readers of Albuquerque the Magazine.
Your skin is the largest sensory organ you possess. It is also the most exposed to environmental elements and damage. Our body care is designed to help you cherish and care for yourself while feeling and smelling awesome.
Guitar straps individually designed & handwoven by Annie MacHale. “For the last 40 years, I have been weaving colorful straps on an inkle loom. Each one is woven in a unique pattern, created spontaneously in the setup process. Playing with color and pattern is an endless joy for me. I use cotton for the best quality and feel. The straps are soft, strong, flexible, breathable and very comfortable. I make straps for many types of instruments, cameras, luggage, purses, etc. If you carry it, I can make a strap for it.”
We proudly offer Traditional Healing Arts inspired by Latin American and Ayurvedic techniques, as well as Herbal-infused Artisan Hand-Crafted Organic Therapeutics in small batches from our studio in Albuquerque. Unique gift ideas for those you love or to pamper yourself.
Strong + Active = Vitality. Are you physically strong and active? Are you mentally strong and active? Whether the issue is in the head or the body, I am here to help you feel good in your own body, again. Specializing in PTSD, depression, migraines, pre- and post-surgery, pain relief, pain management, joint and tissue dysfunction, and more.
¡Globalquerque! Community Booth
A clearinghouse for local activities and events. Local cultural groups are invited (and encouraged!) to drop off information in the booth to share with the public, including mailing lists and free materials for distribution at the Community Booth.
Kadampa Meditation Center New Mexico is located in Albuquerque and is the main center for Kadampa Buddhism in New Mexico. Everyone is welcome to find refuge from the challenges of busy modern life, receive clear, practical advice from Buddha’s teachings, and gain inspiration from spiritual friends including Buddhist monks and nuns. We invite you to relax, reflect and rejuvenate at this spiritual oasis in the heart of the city.
Visit the booth of KUNM 89.9 FM, New Mexico’s premiere public radio station, and pick up free bumper stickers and program guides. Meet the staff and DJs. KUNM—one station, many voices.
Casa Brew Coffee is local to Albuquerque and Rio Rancho areas. We serve your favorite drinks and some unique creations from a full espresso and tea bar!
A fresh idea in street food, Firenze’s Wood Fired Pizzas are done just like you’d find on the streets in Italy. The 10″ individual sized pizzas start with fresh (local when possible) ingredients and house made dough, sauces and specialty toppings. After assembly by Firenze’s “pizzaioli” the pies make their way to the tiles of the Italian constructed oven for a delicate firing at temperatures in excess of 850 degrees Fahrenheit. This “old world” baking technique cooks the pizza in about 90 seconds and creates a tasty char that you can’t get from conventional pizza ovens.
Food Karma is a Not for Profit Food Organization serving the greater Albuquerque area. We serve food using ingredients from our local farmers that is organic and grown sustainably; and made from scratch. We believe that anyone should have better access to quality foods regardless of income. Food Karma will be serving “old” Mexico street tacos (Barbacoa, Chicken, Veggie) and flame roasted corn (elote) with a chips & salsa bar, Jamaica (hibiscus tea) and horchata.
Food Karma is again donating food for our festival artists all weekend. More good food karma! Visit the new Karma Cafe at 1617 San Pedro Dr NE, Albuquerque.
The exotic locale of Lamu Island, off the coast of Kenya, with its fusion of Swahili of European, Arabic and Indian influences, is at the heart of Owner-Chef Ahmed Obo’s spirited cuisine. It was there, in his mother’s aromatic kitchen, that Ahmed mastered his homeland’s unique gastronomic delights, beginning a culinary adventure that would ultimately lead him to New Mexico. Come dine with us and enjoy a journey into Africa and the Caribbean!
Nile Cafe’s mobile kitchen serves wonderful healthy Mediterranean food with a southwest twist, including gyros, falafel and tabouli. Come and taste a bit of Egypt!
“Paleta” is Spanish for Popsicle, and do we have plenty to choose from! Our flavors range from the basic to the exotic and adventurous.
Santa Fe Brewing Company is New Mexico’s oldest microbrewery, distributing only naturally conditioned beers in its home state of New Mexico and surrounding states. Santa Fe Brewing Company brews their beer in Santa Fe, New Mexico. All of their beers are made from the finest hops shipped directly from the grower in Washington along with specialty malts imported from the UK. They pride themselves on not only using high quality ingredients but also using no preservatives or pasteurization. Look for the SFBC ¡Globalquerque! Pale Ale!
Vivác Winery is the creation of brothers Jesse and Chris Padberg, along with their wives, Michele and Liliana Padberg, respectively. In November of 1998 Jesse and Chris embarked on a new mission: “to make the best wine possible and have a good time doing it!” This meant professionally crafted, world-ranked, dry red wines—a first for New Mexico. Through extensive travel around the world and mentorships with other local winemakers, they learned about the wine business in general and more specifically about the wine business in Northern New Mexico. The word “Vivác” is a Spanish term meaning “high-altitude refuge,” and Vivác Winery is just that. With record-breaking ratings in Wine Enthusiast Magazine, Vivác Winery has earned the title of “Highest Rated Red Wine Producer in New Mexico’s History.” Sunset Magazine has named Vivác “Notable up and coming wine makers” and “Winery to discover now!” With a commitment to excellence, the Vivác Winery family has pushed the boundaries of what New Mexico wine can be!