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¡Globalquerque! is New Mexico's Annual Celebration of World Music in Culture.  It takes place each September at the National Hispanic Cultural Center (1701 4th St SW, at Avenida César Chávez) in Albuquerque, New Mexico, with three stages, each with their own unique concert-going ambience.
At ¡Globalquerque! you can enjoy musical performances in the intimate outdoor setting of the Fountain Courtyard, the state-of-the-art 691-seat Albuquerque Journal Theatre and outside at the expansive Plaza Mayor's festival stage.
Feed your sense of exploration and curiosity with workshops, dance lessons, film, food demos and inter-activities for all ages at the free Saturday Global Fiesta  daytime programming.
Discover and sample artisan crafts, international food, beer, wine and more in Global Village of Crafts, Culture & Cuisine open throughout all parts of the festival.
"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)
¡Globalquerque! is dedicated to cross-cultural understanding throught music and the arts.  
Through our myriad of presentations and educational outreach,
we seek to recognize our similarities while we celebrate our differences.

Lost In The Desert Sky:

Kayhan Kalhor In Memory of Mohammed Reza Shajarian

May 21 | 8:30 PM through May 23 | 10:00 PM | FREE













¡Globalquerque! and Western New Mexico University invite you to experience a one-of-a-kind filmed concert by the renowned Iranian internationally awarded, composer and instrumentalist Kayhan Kalhor and his Ensemble honoring the legacy of one of Iran’s greatest vocalists Mohammad Reza Shajarian (1940-2020). Join us for this Free New Mexico exclusive stream!

The Screening is free, but you must create an account and register on our Eventive site to view. Register

More on the Film, including trailer and Kayhan Kalhor HERE

A Part of the ¡Globalquerque! Sojourns Series*


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Register For Screening (Free)


A special 5-part documentary series 


Ak Dan Gwang Chil (South Korea)

Fendika (Ethiopia)

Enrique Flores / Eloisa Martínez García / Pasatono (México) 

Kayhan Kalhor (Iran)*  See info above

Puuluup (Estonia)

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!   Coming Spring 2021!


¡Globalquerque! Sojourns will stream free here on our website!

Artist info here
Full schedule coming soon!
Special thanks to the City of Albuquerque for their generous support .



¡Globalquerque! 2020

¡Globalquerque! Cross-Cultural Crossover Stream
Original Airdate September 30, 2020

Available for your viewing pleasure on ¡Globalquerque! YouTube Channel


Rahim AlHaj
Rahim AlHaj

photo by Michael G. Stewart

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Vivalda Ndula

photo credit Taos News

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Rahim AlHaj
Rahim AlHaj

photo by Michael G. Stewart

¡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.

photo by James Holbrook