Koko Taylor Added to Globalquerque Festival

Koko Taylor


Albuquerque (New Mexico), USA – ¡Globalquerque! announced the addition of legendary blues singer Koko Taylor to its 2007 lineup. Other additions to the lineup include visionary Lakota/Anishinabe hoop dancer and indigenous Northern Plains flute player Kevin Locke, Afro-Colombian legend Petrona Martínez and her 7 piece ensemble, Mande Djele kora master Lakandia Cissoko. They will be joining previously confirmed acts Mickey Hart’s Global Drum Project with Zakir Hussain, Giovanni Hildago and Sikiru Adepoju (USA/India/Puerto Rico/Nigeria), Baka Beyond (UK/Cameroon), Fiamma Fumana (Italy), Ilgi (Latvia), Yungchen Lhamo (Tibet).

Save on Early Bird Tickets (until June 23)! Now on sale at The National Hispanic Cultural Center and all Ticketmaster outlets. ¡Globalquerque! New Mexico’s 3rd Annual Celebration of World Music and Culture will take place  September 21 and 22 at the National Hispanic Cultural Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Presenting acts from 5 continents on 3 distinct stages over two days plus free community, family-focused educational day programming on Saturday, ¡Globalquerque! has become one of New Mexico’s as well as the Southwest and Rocky Mountain Region’s premiere festivals. Booths are available to artisans in its Global Village.

¡Globalquerque! is sponsored in part by The City Of Albuquerque, The Bernallilo County Commisioners, The McCune Charitable Trust, Urban Enhancement Trust Fund, Sennheiser USA, WorldFolkArt.org and Advantage Car Rental .

The Media Sponsors include Telemundo, KUNM-FM, Southwest Stages and Albuquerque Convention and Visitors Bureau.

More information at: www.globalquerque.com.

Author: World Music Central News Department

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