The Global Village is returning to ¡Globalquerque! 2019 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.
Divine Nature Arts is a collection of unique artwork by New Mexican visionary artist, Ramona Snow Teo. Her “up-cycled” earrings and accessories are made from used bike tire tubes; her clothing is locally screen-printed with original designs; and her stickers, prints, and laser-etched crystals are inspired by the fractal geometries of nature. The mandala is a constant theme in her artwork. Ramona’s latest project, The Jade Oracle, is a 52-card oracle deck featuring the deities and symbols of Ancient Mexico.
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.
We believe in the transformational power of the language of art. HoonArts is a purveyor of fine handcrafted offerings from Central Asia that serve as a bridge to empower our artisan partners, span the cultural divide and build a shared future together. Since 2014, HoonArts has been providing unique high-quality artisan-crafted fashion and gifts for discerning shoppers who want to use their dollars to make the world a better place. When you purchase an authentic local scarf or bag from HoonArts, you are opening a doorway into the world of the people and the culture of the ancient Silk Road. You are also forging a link between their dreams and your own. It’s like globetrotting for visionaries, only without the jet lag. At HoonArts, we’re handcrafting a world of difference, one bag, one scarf, one story at a time.
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 Celebration & Workshop in October, North Fourth Holiday Stop & Shop in December, Women & Creativity in March, Cinco de Mayo Folk Art & Music Festival in May, and the Summer Solstice Sale in June.
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.
Two Stoned Betties is comprised of the creativity and work of Sara Romãn and Kayla Mansfield. The two are lifelong friends bonded by their love for each other as well as their undying need to create bold, colorful artwork and accessories. Their brand was established in 2013 and has progressed and evolved quite steadily since then. The “pot positive” entrepreneurs work out of Albuquerque and take much pride in showcasing their New Mexican heritage and culture through the many mediums that they work with. Their brand strives to represent the counter-culture well. They believe that their bold artwork and statement accessories empower their customers and can’t wait to share their work with you.
Xol Original is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that works with indigenous and Native artisans in the U.S., Guatemala and Mexico. The offerings we will be selling include leather handmade boots, leather bags, and scarves. 80% of our sales go directly back to the artisans we work with.
¡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.
Rio Grande Body Works offers a variety of bodywork and skincare services with therapeutic and relaxing benefits. Traditional body work treatments, such as Swedish massage, are complimented with Lomi Lomi Hawaiian massage, reflexology, couple’s sessions, and more. Skincare services include custom facials, express or in-depth peels, men’s facials, and acne facials.
At SunPower® by Positive Energy Solar, we firmly believe that It Pays to Be Positive™. By combining best-in-class solar technology with expertise and superior customer service, we have brought clean, efficient solar energy to thousands of homes and businesses across New Mexico. Since 1997, our top-tier team has been designing and installing photovoltaic (PV) systems for our customers. We are a trusted source for helping residents and business owners in New Mexico become energy independent with a beautiful custom solar design.
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!
“Home of the Go-Go Green Chile Spice Mix.” Dip mixes, spice blends, rubs and more from Lawrence J. Clark, aka the “Mountain Man Gourmet.”
Chef Nath carries on the spirit of Khmer cuisine by delivering the best-quality ingredients, carefully balanced, but draws from her Thai, Vietnamese and Chinese heritage to create dishes all her own. Her creative instincts draw her to innovative cooking methods and integration of local ingredients such as Hatch red chile or dry roasted cumin and coriander. Chef Nath often blends in grated daikon and legumes to add depth, body and nutrients to her dishes. You will find Chef Nath’s creations surprising, engaging and satisfying, true to the tradition and always ready to incorporate the best new ingredients the market can deliver.
Platero’s Fry Bread and Navajo Tacos
Fry bread has been a staple of Navajo cuisine for generations. Whether eaten alone, with toppings, or as the base of a Navajo taco, one taste of this fluffy fried dough will have you wanting more.
“There is something special about the perfect French crepe. And that is what Voila Crepes is all about! Sweet or savory offerings with a mad variety of toppings, from traditional French crepes to crepes with a New Mexican twist to the special ¡Globalquerque! crepe, there is a Voila Crepe for all tastes!”