The Global Fiesta takes place on the Saturday of ¡Globalquerque!
Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019
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)
MC: Ebony Isis Booth
10:45 AM – 11:45 AM: Ullaakuut! (Good Morning!) Inuit Song with Pamyua
Get to know Inuit/Yup’ik song and Pamyua’s contemporary approach to traditional songs.
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM: Celebrating China’s Diversity Through Traditional Music, Dance, and Costume
Albuquerque Chinese Folk Dance Ensemble is delighted to showcase an array of traditional music, dance, and fashion traditions from across China. Featuring dances from the grasslands of inner Mongolia and imperial courts of the Tang Dynasty, a qipao fashion show, and vibrant tunes played on ancient flutes. Join us on the dance floor for a lesson in Mongolian folk dance!
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM: The Grand Song of the Dong – Yandong Grand Singers
The Grand Song of the Dong ethnic group is a unique polyphonic a cappella style. The Dong people, who don’t have a written language of their own, transmit much of their history, culture and knowledge through songs. Learn more about the the Dong people’s unique form of aural history, and maybe even a song too!
2:15 PM – 3:15 PM: Slack-Key Guitar for the 21st Century – Makana
Dance Workshops – Salón Ortega
Hosted by Romy Keegan
10:45 AM: Tango with Carrie Field
11:45 AM: Persian Dances with Parya Nickbeen
12:45 PM: Hula with Kellie Villacano (Ka La Kapu Polynesian Dance School)
1:45 to 3:30 PM: African Drum & Dance with Foluso Mimy (Natu Camara) & Rujeko Dumbutshena
This workshop will start as a drum workshop led by Foluso from Natu Camara’s band and will continue as a dance workshop led by Rujeko. Bring drums to join in the fun!
Wells Fargo Theatre
¡Globalquerque! is happy to be a partner in the Week of Climate Action. We’ll be hosting panels about local and global climate issues, as well as creating a global action mural with artist Lynnette Haouzous in the Education Building (see below).
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM: Frack Off Chaco Coalition: Global to Local
A presentation and panel discussion with members of the Greater Chaco Coalition on collective efforts to protect the Greater Chaco landscape and beyond from the onslaught of industrialized fracking. Representatives from Navajo Nation Council, Navajo chapter houses, Pueblo groups, and environmental groups will discuss the fight to protect Greater Chaco in a local and global context. Q&A to follow presentation.
Song has a long, worldwide history of supporting, supplying the soundtrack to and even fomenting rebellion and resistance to oppression, discrimination, and injustice. In the modern era, songs and songwriters have often been at the forefront of political protests. From the Suffragette movement, to the Dust Bowl and Great Depression, to the Civil Rights movement to the Arab Spring, to anti-Fascist, pro-Democracy, anti-War movements in Italy, Chile, Spain, Korea, USA, México, France, China and around the world, music, musicians and their songs have been on the frontline. We convene a panel of songwriters from outside the US, whose music is often driven by issues that resonate with both them and their listeners. What drives these artists to write politically-charged music? What do they see as the role of art in social change? What is the price/risk?
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM: The Global Climate Strike with Student organizers from US Youth Climate Strike – New Mexico and Fight for Our Lives – Albuquerque, Tom Solomon (350 New Mexico), Megan Kamerick (Moderator)
Why is the climate crisis so urgent?
Why are students around the globe striking from school for climate action?
Hear directly from student organizers of the Albuquerque Global Climate Strike and Week of Climate Action (Sept. 20-27).
350NM will briefly cover the basics of the climate crisis, followed by Q&A panel with key student climate strike activists.
This is their future – learn from them and how you can help.
Domenici Education Building
10:30 AM to 4 PM: Our Future Community Climate Mural Project with Lynnette Haozous
Lynnette Haozous is Chiricahua Apache (of the San Carlos Apache Tribe), Diné, and Taos Pueblo, a multi-medium artist, advocate, teacher, and public speaker. Currently based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Haozous blends her art and advocacy to bring attention to the current social conditions and injustices of Indigenous People. She works in paintings, murals, installations, and poetry. The mural will be unveiled on Saturday night at the festival!
1:30 PM: International Food Preparation Demo (and tasting!) – Three Sisters Kitchen
Bank of America Theatre
12:00 PM: Le Concert/The Concert (France, 2009)
Director: Radu Mihaileanu
French & Russian with English subtitles; 107 minutes; rated PG-13
Thirty years ago, Andrei Simoniovich Filipov was the conductor of the illustrious Bolshoi orchestra until he was fired for using Jewish musicians. Now he works as a janitor at the Bolshoi and drinks too much. But when he intercepts an invitation for the orchestra to perform at the Chatelet Theater in Paris, he masterminds a plan to gather together his own Bolshoi to go in their place and make a triumphant return to the music scene. With his former Jewish and Gypsy musicians at his side, Andrei sets off for Paris to fulfill his destiny and return to his glory as a great conductor.
2:00 PM – The Jade Pendant (China, 2017)
Director: Po-Chih Leong
English, Mandarin, Chinese with English subtitles; 106 minutes; not rated
Fleeing an arranged marriage in China, the independent Peony signs a contract to work as a “flower girl” in America, where she meets Tom, an American Born Chinese cook whose father works on the Transcontinental Railroad. Thwarted by a Hong Kong Triad boss seeking to extend his power into America, theirs is the tale of the first great Chinese immigration to the United States—a story of romance, bigotry, passion, food and a search for everlasting love—set against the largest mass lynching in American history, in Los Angeles’ Chinatown, in 1871.
Hands-on Crafts by Kerry Bergen
New Mexican Folk Art: Match Box Nichos
Multiculturalism is a defining characteristic of New Mexican art. It is a blending of Mexican, Spanish Colonial arts and Native American arts that have a 300 year old
history in New Mexico. A nicho box, or simply “nicho,” is a three-dimensional or recessed display box, much in the spirit of a shadow box. Craft your own matchbox Nicho with colorful Loteria Game folk art pictures and embellishments!
Instrument Making with Christopher Gibson (in memory of Arturo Olivas)
Join Christopher Gibson and friends in making simple musical instruments from recycled household objects. This year’s projects will include: washboards designed from corrugated cardboard and chop sticks, tambourines made from aluminum pie pans and bottle caps, and kazoos constructed out of Popsicle sticks, straws and rubber bands. The first 50 participants will have the opportunity to to decorate a bamboo flute from India.
Palabras – Interactive bilingual poetry creation
Refugee Well-being Project:
Drinks, Sweets & Crafts from members of Albuquerque’s refugee community.
Drop by to say hi, get decorated with henna, have some tea and learn greetings in foreign languages.
You’ll also have a chance to check out and purchase beautiful, handmade traditional lapis jewelry from Afghanistan.
¡GlobalCookie! Decorating and Competition (in front of the Performing Arts Building)
Planet Music: Interactive Instruments with Casey Mraz (at the Global Village festival entrance)
NHCC Art Museum is FREE all day!
Enjoy 11,000 square feet of Hispanic Art from New Mexico and around the world.
A Quiet Space in the NHCC Library (located just east of the Fountain Courtyard)
Take a break from the crowds in the refuge of the NHCC library.
Kids and adults are welcome to quietly read, write, work on a laptop or listen to music with headphones.
The library has books for children, youth and adults.
Everyone is welcome.
Children and youth under 13 must be accompanied by a parent.
The NHCC library is also quite beautiful. You should stop in and check it out!
Albuquerque Zinefest will be in the History and Literary Arts Conference Room all day. Drop by to create a Globalquerque zine with abqzf, the organizers of the oldest, organized zine event in New Mexico.
The Global Village is OPEN throughout the day!