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Albuquerque JournalCelebration of Culture (September 17, 2021)

KRQE-TV: New Mexico Living (September 16, 2021)

Santa Fe New Mexican: All The World's A Stage: ¡Globalquerque! Returns (September 10, 2021)

NM Market Place: ¡Globalquerque! Is Back! (September 1, 2021)

Broadway World: ¡Globalquerque! To Return This September (August 23, 2021)

World Music Central¡Globalquerque! Reveals 2021 Line-up (August 10, 2021)


ABQ Mom: Take a Trip Around the World without Leaving ABQ :: Global Fiesta”  (September 21, 2019)

KRQE-TV: “Globalquerque To Feature Artists From Around The World”  (September 19, 2019)

Weekly Alibi:  “All Is One: Globalquerque Returns 15 Years, One Planet, Many Sounds” (September 12, 2019)

Weekly Alibi: “International Cinema” (September 12, 2019)

Los Alamos Daily Post:¡Globalquerque! Film Festival at NHCC  (September 7, 2019)
Mapamundi: Mini Interview with Tom Frouge From ¡Globalquerque!” (August 2019)
Local Flavor Magazine: “Top Tix September 2019” (August 28, 2019)
Afropop Worldwide: The 15th ¡Globalquerque! Festival Has Lucibela, 47SOUL, Mdou Moctar and More” (June 25, 2019)

World Music Central: “¡Globaquerque! Adds New Artists To Lineup” (July 21, 2019)


Assist News Service: ¡Globalquerque!: An Opulent Overload Of Amazing” (September 25, 2018)

Egypt Today:From Nebraska to Albuquerque: Youssra’s Music Appeals To Different Audiences” (September 23, 2018)
Albuquerque Journal:¡Globalquerque! ‘Goes Beyond State’s Borders” (September 22, 2018)
Albuquerque Journal: ¡Globalquerque! Features Variety of Music From Around The World” (September 21, 2018)
Albuquerque Journal: “Jupiter & Okwess Blend African Rhythms With Woul, R&B Influences (September 21, 2018)

Weekly Alibi:  “¡Globalquerque is GO!” (September 19, 2018)
High Plains Public Radio: “¡Globalquerque! 2018 (Sept. 21 & 22) : Interview with Tom Frouge” (September 14, 2018)
Santa Fe Lifestyles¡Globalquerque!—Music of the World September 9, 2018 (pages 44-45)

ABQ To Do:  ¡Globalquerque - Lucabela”   (September, 2018)


High Plains Public Radio: “¡Globalquerque!—HPPR at New Mexico’s Global Music Festival (October 14, 2017)

The Golden Figure: Albuquerque, New Mexico; Globalquerque 2017 (September 29, 2017)

Albuquerque Journal: Hooked on blues: Guitarist Samantha Fish performing at ¡Globalquerque! (September 22, 2017)
Weekly Alibi:  “¡Globalquerque!/¡Globalquerquito” (September 21, 2017)

New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs Media Center: “¡Globalquerque! Film Festival (September 7, 2020)

Broadway World: “¡Globalquerque! Announces First Confirmed Acts (June 15, 2017)

World Music Central: ¡Globalquerque! 2017 Announces First Acts (May 24, 2017)



Weekly Alibi: Best of Burque Award 

High Plains Public Radio: ¡Globalquerque! World Music Festival (October 2, 2016)  

Weekly AlibiIn Review: Globalquerque! (September 27, 2016)
ABQ Free Press: ¡Globalquerque! Returns To ABQ” (September 21-27, 2016)
Albuquerque Journal:  ¡Globalquerque! Brings Music From Around The Planet To ABQ (September 23, 2016)
Albuquerque Journal:  Argentine folk-rap trio Fémina touring U.S. for first time (September 23, 2016)

Only In Your State: 10 Unique Fall Festivals In New Mexico You Won’t Find Anywhere Else” (September 14, 2016)

Mecca Lecca: What To Expect At ¡Globalquerque! 2016 (September 2016)

Onsite Interviews With 2016 ¡Globalquerque! Artists by Cristina Baccin: 

Fémina, Vân-Ánh Vô, Germán López, Herencia de Timbiquí, Paladino and Maya Kamaty


ABQ365: ¡Globalquerque!: The World Comes to Albuquerque (October 9, 2015) 

Albuquerque Journal: It’s time for Globalquerque! (September 25, 2015)

Albuquerque Journal: Return of Nano Stern: He’s inspired by Albuquerque’s energy (September 25, 2015)

New Mexico Magazine: Around The World In 18 Hours (Or So...) (September 2015)


Walter Jon Williams blog: Day 1 ReviewDay 2 Review  (September 22 and 24, 2014)

The Advocate: Globalquerque 2014 offers a taste of the world (September 23, 2014)

Assist News Service: Just Like Heaven: The 10th Annual Globalquerque Festival (September 22, 2014)

Albuquerque Journal: “Fun-filled fiesta (September 21, 2014)

Santa Fe New Mexican PasatiempoRandom Acts (September 18, 2014) 

Local-iQ: Globalquerque: It takes a village (September 4, 2014)

Afropop Worldwide: ¡Globalquerque! Festival Celebrates 10th Year (September 3, 2014)
Local Flavor: ¡Globalquerque! Our September Fave (September 3, 2014)

Sandoval Signpost:  “A World Of Music Made Possible By Visionary Tom Frouge (September 2014)

Los Alamos Daily Post: ¡Globalquerque! Marks 10 Years of International Music (August 27, 2014)



Creative AlbuquerqueCreative Bravos Award

In 2013, ¡Globalquerque! was honored with a Creative Bravos Award. The Bravos are presented each year for outstanding achievements recognizing innovation, entrepreneurship and community impact on the greater Albuquerque area. There were a dozen awards and we are in excellent company. Click here to see the full list. They were awarded at a ceremony and party at the Albuquerque Museum on March 23, 2013.  We extend our heartfelt thanks to Creative ABQ and those who made this honor possible.

Weekly Alibi: “Best of Burque” Best Arts Event

Yurtopic: Top 15 Things to Do in Albuquerque  (#2!) (November 13, 2013)

World Music Central: Renowned World Music Festival ¡Globalquerque! Begins today in New Mexico

KASA Mornings:  ¡Globalquerque!  (September 20, 2013)

Albuquerque Journal: Musicians From Around The World Participate In ¡Globalquerque!” (September 20, 2013)

Daily Lobo: ¡Globalquerque! (September 19, 2013)

Weekly Alibi: Global listening party” (September 19, 2013)

New Mexico In Focus (PBS): ¡Globalquerque! Music Festival (+ web extra) (September 13, 2013)

Local-iQ: “World, Meet Burque” (September 12, 2013)

PBS New Mexico In Focus:

Bernalillo County ¡Globalquerque! PSA 2013


Local-iQ:¡Globalquerque!: Hello World” (September 19, 2012​)

La Voz: Música del mundo” (September 17, 2012) (PDF)

Albuquerque Journal: “Songs Without Frontiers” (September 14, 2012)



Albuquerque Journal: “The World’s A Stage“ (September 16, 2011)
Daily Lobo: Music Breaks Down Borders“ (September 15, 2011)
Local-iQ: International Groove“ (September 15, 2011)
Weekly Alibi: Cedric Watson: A World of Music In One Man" (September 15, 2011)
Weekly Alibi: “A Note by Any Other Name …" (September 15, 2011)
UNM Today:Event Celebrates Threatened Languages“ (September 14, 2011)
Sandoval Signpost: ¡Globalquerque! Poster Showcases Local Artist Robbins” (September 2011)
abqARTS: “Go To ¡Globalquerque!” (September 2011)
National Geographic Music: ¡Globalquerque! Festival Announces 2011 Lineup“ (August 30, 2011)
World Music Central“World Music Festival ¡Globalquerque! Announces First Confirmed Acts for 2011 (April 7, 2011) “¡Globalquerque! Artist Laura Robbins to Participate in the Placitas Studio Tour  (May 7, 2011)

Local-iQ: 2010: The Year in Arts”  (December 29, 2010)
Albuquerque Journal: Small World After All“ (September 24, 2010) Globalquerque! Rocks the Southwest This Weekend” (September 24, 2010)
Daily Lobo: “¡Globalquerque! (September 23, 2010)
Weekly Alibi: A Cultural Feast (September 23, 2010)
Weekly Alibi: Rahim AlHaj Plays for Peace at ¡Globalquerque! (September 23, 2010)
Weekly Alibi: Non Stop Bhangra Dance Party” (September 23, 2010)
El Defensor Chieftain: Haitian Songstress Opens Performing Arts Series (September 22, 2010)
World Music Central: “World Music Festival ¡Globalquerque! Returns September 24 & 25 of 2010 (September 21, 2010)
Local-iQ: When Worlds Collide (September 17, 2010)
New Mexico Kids: “Festival Brings World Music to N.M. Families” (September/October, 2010) “Experience Globalquerque! on September 25th with the Free Global Fiesta” (September 2, 2010)
Natural Awakenings: “World Music and Culture Festival to Celebrate” (September 2010)
abqARTS: “Big events and intimate delights characterize the popular music season” (September 2010)
Songlines (U.K.): Mel Minter reports from Albuquerque, New Mexico (August/September 2010)
KXCI Local: “Global Rhythm Radio’s Matt Moon Hosts Trip to Globalquerque!“, July 10, 2010
Nordstjernan: “20 years later, Väsen’s ‘essence’ still sounds strong“, February 2010


FolkWorks: Top Ten 2009 (December 2009) (NM is apparently in greater LA!)
Weekly Alibi:¡Globalquerque!” (September 24, 2009)
Daily Lobo: World music showcased at local festival” (September 24, 2009)
Daily Lobo: Hungarian band gets audience hopping (September 21, 2009)
Natural Awakenings
  Article on page 12 & 13 of (September 2009)

Dirty Linen Magazine: 5th Annual ¡Globalquerque! (August 2009) Guide to World Music  (August 4, 2009)

National Geographic World Music:   “Seattle’s venerable Bumbershoot, Texas’ Austin City Limits and Chicago’s adventurous Chicago World Music festival are all must-see, destination events for serious music lovers. While smaller regional “microfestivals,” like Bloomington, Indiana’s Lotus festival and New Mexico’s ¡Globalquerque! festival give the big boys a run for their money. […] Another great regional “microfestival” that punches far above its weight, New Mexico’s Globalquerque! festival offers some of the most adventurous world music programming set against one of the Southwest’s most beautiful cities.  Now in its fifth year, the festival is becoming a destination in its own right.” – “2009 Fall Festival Roundup: Nat Geo Music Handicaps The Best Of This Falls Festivals” by Tom Pryor, Sept 1, 2009.


Dirty Linen: Part 1Part 2Part 3
Albuquerque Journal: Globalquerque Puts Us on Map  (October 3, 2008)
Angel SpotMore Music  (September 29, 2008)
Angel Spot: “Mor Karbasi”  (September 26, 2008)
The Conical Glass: Going Global!  (September 20, 2008)
Duke City Fix: Globalquerque!  (September 20, 2008)
Albuquerque Journal: Big, Big, Big, Big World  (September 19, 20080
Santa Fe New Mexican Pasatiempo: (September 19, 2008)
The Conical Glass: On the road again (September 19, 2008)
Alibi: 17 Hippies at ¡Globalquerque! (September 18, 2008)
Albuquerque Journal: 17 Hippies makes stop in New Mexico  (September 11, 2008
Local-iQ: International Grooves (September 2008)
NM Journey (AAA NM): “Glass Act (September/October 2008) (article on festival poster artist Theresa Laferriere)

fRoots – Aug./Sept. 2008
LA Times Travel: September Festivals in the West and Around the World (August 30, 2008)
Orbitz Travel Blog:Rock, mariachi highlight end of summer festival season (August 19, 2008)
Delta Sky Magazine:Celebrations” (August 2008)
Arizona Daily Star: “Honk if you like art  (June 20, 2008)
Alibi: “Worming Out the Early Birds (March 29, 2008)

Southwest Airlines Spirit Magazine: “You don’t need a passport to visit the world’s foreign countries just a ride to Albuquerque, NM. The annual ¡Globalquerque! festival lasts two days and celebrates music, food, crafts, workshops, film and culture from around the world…. Best of all, this extravaganza of world travel won’t cause jet lag.” (August 2008)


Albuquerque Tribune: All The World (Music) On An Albuquerque Stage (September 21, 2007)
Alibi: Third Annual ¡Globalquerque! Discovers the Wide World (September 20, 2007)
Local-iQ: Albuquerque Goes ‘¡Global!'” (September 21, 2007)
Santa Fe New Mexican Pasatiempo: “A walk on the world side” PDF Page 1Page 2  (September 21, 2007)

Albuquerque Tribune: A Cultural Mecca”  (May 14, 2007)

¡Globalquerque! 2007 Trailer 


Duke City Fix: “¡Globalquerque! Jammed!” (September 7, 2005)

Albuquerque Tribune: “Cape Verde Has Global Allure” (September 2, 2005) JPG

Albuquerque Journal Venue: “In Eclectic Company”  (September 2, 2005) JPG 

Weekly Alibi: The World Comes to Albuquerque: Thirteen Acts. Five Continents. Two Men.” (September 1, 2005)

Weekly Alibi:  Everything You Need To Know About This Year’s Featured Performances (September 1, 2005)
Downtown Albuquerque: “¡Globalquerque! Music Festival (Summer 2005)  JPG
Duke City Fix: “Global in the Q (
September 1, 2005)
El Semanario:¡Globalquerque!”  (September 1, 2005) JPG

abqArts: ¡Globalquerque! Brings World Music” (September 2005) JPG
Santa Fe New Mexican Pasatiempo: “Albuquerque, City of the World” (September,
 2-8) Page 1 – Page 2.  

Santa Fe New Mexican Pasatiempo:  “Listening to Lura”  (September, 2-8) JPG

Just Some of What People Say About ¡Globalquerque!

“A dazzling two-day world-music festival that puts Albuquerque on the global music map.” - Fodors

“This wondrous festival will blow you off your feet!  ¡Globalquerque! is truly a “musical and cultural journey of beauty, heart, and soul”. Not to be missed!” - Kathy L.,  Klamath Falls, OR (on Trip Advisor )


“Make this a destination trip next September!" - CPhip, Boulder, CO (on Trip Advisor)

"Maybe even better than awesome!"  - Kristin Satterlee, Albuquerque, NM

"Just came back from most amazing World Music Festival in Albuquerque! You all have to come next year. Great bands, very organized and educational and everything a good Festival can be." - Leda Shapiro, Ashland, OR


“The best music event in the world: GLOBALQUERQUE which happens in late summer/early fall. DON'T MISS IT."

                                                                                                  - Tarananda, Albuquerque, NM (on Trip Advisor )

“I went to 10th anniversary of ethno & world music festival Globalquerque there. A lot of Burque people were enjoying great performances at 3 different stages in NHCC area. It was pleasure for me to be there."

                                                                              - Boba M. Baluchova, Aukland, New Zealand (on Trip Advisor )

“¡Globalquerque! was simply amazing ... listening to Simon Shaheen's haunting old melodies in the courtyard patio [at the National Hispanic Cultural Center] under the stars was just beautiful.” 

                                                                                                                              - Flo Bargar, Albuquerque, NM

“The quality of each and every performance is impeccable--five star. This is an event one would expect to see in New York. New Mexico is now a part of it.”- Gabriel Harrington, Albuquerque, NM

“¡Globalquerque! is the coolest world music event I've been to in the last decade. Highly recommended.” 

                                                                                                      - Christy Williams Dutton, KZMU-FM, Moab, UT

“It was great - all of it!! Thank you for creating such a fabulous music event and it's a bargain price considering all you provide.”  - Barbara Earley, Albuquerque, NM 

“A wonderful experience: the site was magnificent (each venue provided a unique backdrop to enjoy the music); the staggered schedule ensured a dynamic rhythm to the experience as we flowed in and out of events; the food experience was very tasty and satisfying; the artist selection was varied and truly talented providing something for everyone and then some!” - Dolores, Albuquerque, NM 

“We'll organized, great sound, caring crew and staff... beautiful audience... great musicians from around the world!”

                                                     - Latoya Aduke Ekemode (Musician, Orlando Julius), Mowe, Ogun, Nigeria

“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

“OK - just decided that the premier world music s#*t in the US is ¡Globalquerque!  Going from Susana Baca to The Flatlanders is the most amazing musical transition I've ever made”

                                                                                                         - Louis Head, Albuquerque, NM (via Twitter)

“My two favorite things about New Mexico are the weather and ¡Globalquerque!.”  

                                                                                                                     - Glenn Meizlesh, Albuquerque, NM

“We had a great time with the music. This year, we had the strongest 'fest moment' we've ever had at ¡Globalquerque! It's something we expect every year when we go to New Orleans for jazz fest, and we're coming to expect it at ¡Globalquerque!, too. It's a moment when you stumble onto something that is completely unknown and unexpected and completely overwhelming. For us this year, that was Mamak Khadem in the theater on Saturday. We went in with no expectations, just to hear a little, and we stayed for the entire set, had tears running down on our cheeks, and found ourselves clapping madly in a standing ovation or two. Then, a little later, whom do we run into as they're exiting the building but Mamak and her dulcimer player. We got to tell them how much their music touched us, and we experienced what that meant to them—how genuinely moved they were. This is how bridges get built.”  - Mel Minter


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