photo by James Holbrook

¡Globaquerque! Returns September  17 & 18!

¡Globalquerque! is New Mexico's Annual Celebration of World Music & Culture.  It takes place each September at the National Hispanic Cultural Center (1701 4th St SW, at Avenida César Chávez) in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

"New Mexico's ¡Globalquerque! festival offers some of the most adventurous world music programming
set against one of the Southwest's most beautiful cities" — Nat Geo Music
"I have been to many global music events, including a handful of WOMAD festivals, and ¡Globalquerque! ranks among the best. Awesome venue, world-class artists, friendly vibe... outstanding.”  — Matthew Moon, KXCI-FM (Tucson, AZ)

"Everyone I was with and everyone I met was enthralled by the selection of music that could be
savored in just one evening, let alone over the whole festival."  — Charles (Festival Attendee)
"You just can't go wrong with ¡Globalquerque!"
— Michele Whitteker (Festival Attendee)



Introducing ¡Globalquerque! 2021 Poster Artist


We are very excited to announce the the very talented artist and all around wonderful human Ophelia Cornet is our 2021 poster artist.  Ophelia's piece is simply entitled “¡Globalquerque!".


We think this striking surreal image not only captures ¡Globalquerque! "magic" but in many ways gives a sense of "emergence" and "hopefulness", capturing this moment in history as well.

Ophelia’s message is one of empowerment and transformation. Her most recent works prompt us to reexamine ourselves and our relationship with the natural world. 

Ophelia was born in Belgium to a family of artists and designers. Her life in the Belgian countryside was juxtaposed with summer visits to New York City, where influential artists were among her family friends. 


Ophelia now works in a variety of mediums including oil painting, clay sculpture, pen and ink illustrations, mosaic murals, and installations made of recycled materials. 

She shares her skills with the Albuquerque community through collaborative art projects with underserved groups, emphasizing the therapeutic and community-building aspects of art making. 


As Lead Art Instructor at the Albuquerque Museum, she is inspired by the creative spontaneity of her students’ art.  She draws further inspiration from travel, tending to her garden, and the natural world.


For more info and more of Ophelia's amazing work visit her website.

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__________________________________________________________________________________¡GLOBALQUERQUE! HAPPENINGS

A special 4-part documentary series 
Ak Dan Gwang Chil (South Korea)
Fendika (Ethiopia) - EPISODE 2
Enrique Flores / Eloisa Martínez García / Pasatono (México) 
Puuluup (Estonia) - EPISODE 1

Episode 2 - Fendika (Ethiopia)


More on ¡Globalquerque! Sojourns HERE

Special thanks to the City of Albuquerque for their generous support .



Sojourns is your passport to a unique journey that takes a glimpse into the lives of some of the most original and compelling musical and visual artists on the planet, exploring their culture through cuisine, architecture, special passions - and, of course, their music and art!   


Some comments on Episode 1:

“It is such a rare pleasure to be surprised, to have the world before you warp into a new direction, Sojourns! Episode 1 did that for me.  All the while seemingly so deceptively simple. I guess that, for me, is joy.” - James D.

"Very entertaining!  This needs to be on PBS!" - Jim C. 


"Really great! I really got a sense of who the musicians are - so talented in many ways! And their cities and places of living are interesting, too!" - Hui W.

“The documentary really delivers a very, very good insider feel of the group and Estonia.” - Juliana V.


“Well done! Wonderful production. Loved the smoked fish, the market, the rye vodka, the music - all of it!” - Sandra E.

I wasn't familiar with Puuluup's music so it was an education for me. Excellent musicians and performers. Video was put together very well and thoroughly engaged me. Congratulations on a job well done and I am looking forward to the other videos in this series.” - Phil M.

¡Globalquerque! Heatwave Playlist 



Cool Global Sounds To Help Beat The Heat and Get Your Summer Groove On!  

September 16!

¡Globalquerque!  and Brandon Kennedy present
The Global  Headphone Dance Party!

7 - 11 PM on the Plaza Mayor at The National Hispanic Cultural Center!

Attendance limited to 140!

All proceeds to benefit ¡Globalquerque! Educational Programming

Tickets on Sale July 21!


¡Globalquerque stands in unity with all those that oppose and condemn racism, intolerance, inequity and injustice in all and any forms and the culture of oppression that permeates the United States.  Read full statement here
Globalquerque! takes place in Albuquerque, NM, on the unceded land of the Tiwa and Keres peoples.  As a committed ally, ¡Globalquerque! acknowledges the original peoples of this land and their ongoing connection to and their continued existence and contributions to our society and community.  Read full statement here