18th ANNUAL ¡GLOBALQUERQUE! SEPTEMBER 22 - 24 , 2022
was a blast as we returned to full bloom together! Thank you for helping make it so!
SEE YOU ALL IN 2023! #SpreadTheWorld
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¡Globalquerque! FREE Kickoff
Dance Party + Concert!
SEPTEMBER 22 , 2022 | 7 PM
¡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)
“Attended both nights. So excited that you brought the music world to Albuqerque once again. Thank you everyone that made this happen! Your creativity and perseverance made this happen. I am grateful”. - Starlyn Brown (2021 Festival Attendee)
“Excellent as usual, and remarkable with your treatment of Covid security. Setting the standard for live event Covid security for the pandemic age for sure.” - Reid Bandeen (2021 Festival Attendee)
“Wow! Thank you so much from the bottom of our hearts. We so appreciate you making music and art available safely in this time.” - Erin Pratt (2021 Festival Attendee)
"You just can't go wrong with ¡Globalquerque!"
— Michele Whitteker (Festival Attendee)
More what folks are sayin'...
2022 Confirmed Acts
Kiran Ahluwalia (India)
Al Bilali Soudan (Mali)
Bazurto All Stars (Colombia)
Dakha Brahka (Ukraine)
Madalitso Band (Malawi)
Making Movies (Panama/USA)
Robert Mirabal (Taos Pueblo)
Nueva Luna (New Mexico)
Bette Smith (USA)
Vox Sambou (Haiti)
Son Rompe Pera (México)
Adrian Wall Trio (Jemez Pueblo/Diné)
Gili Yalo (Ethiopia)
Yamma Ensemble (Israel)
plus a special ¡Globalquerque! / Chamber Music America commissioned cross-genre performance featuring
ARKAI with members of
Nosotros and Nohe & Sus Santos
Andre Lacerda (KUNM) | Mel Minter (Musically Speaking/ABQ The Magazine)
Teresa Robinson (New Mexico Entertainment Magazine/TV)
Michael Hess (KUNM) | Catalina Maria Johnson (Beat Latino/Chicago Public Media)
Melissa Sanchez (Emergence Productions/Intertribal Ceremonial Office, New Mexico)
¡Globalquerque! 2022 Poster Artist
Sean Wells is an award-winning 5th generation Hispanic artist and is no stranger to ¡Globalquerque!, as she has been a long-time Global Village artisan vendor.
I was excited to be selected as the 2022 Official Poster Artist for ¡Globalquerque!
New Mexico's 18th Annual Celebration of World Music & Culture held Albuquerque, NM. I wanted to create a visual explosion that captures the dynamic intersection of music and culture that represents the ¡Globalquerque experience!. It was a challenge to represent so many different kinds of people without excluding any groups, so I settled on the idea of using animals. I’ve selected one endangered species from each of the seven continents playing seven different instruments. The coyotes dancing in the foreground represent New Mexico and the ¡Globalquerque! audience. I took special notice to represent the Ukrainian struggle with the traditional Ukrainian kobza, (part of the lute family, with 4 gut-strings and a body hewn from a single block of wood) in the center of the image.
North America | Accordion | American Bison
South America | Cymbals | Wooly Monkey
Europe | Kobza Guitar | Barbary Sheep
Africa | Congos | Grevy’s Zebra
Australia | Harmonica | Koala
Antarctica | Maracas | N. Rockhop. Penguin
Asia | Sax | Amur Tiger
Sean's original piece is entitled "Los Animales Nocturnos"
Bike ABQ returns to ¡Globalquerque! for all your Bicycle Valet Needs! Park your ride safely at the entrance to the festival!