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

globalquerque-2013¡Globalquerque! New Mexico’s 9th Annual Celebration of World Music & Culture opens today Friday September 20, 2013 at the National Hispanic Cultural Center. Gates open at 4:00 PM.

In addition to the world music concerts by prominent international acts, ¡Globalquerque! Includes The Global Village of Craft Culture & Cuisine, where you can sample Egyptian specialties from The Nile Cafe, offerings from Gauchito Catering’s Argentinian grill, South Indian Masala Dosas from Dosa Dosa or Firenze Wood Fired Pizza’s authentic Italian street apizza!

The festival also features the ¡Globalquerque! Silent Auction where visitors find incredible stuff from original artwork to roundtrip airfare from Jet Blue to gift certificates for fab restaurants, services, classes, hotels and a much more including live chickens! All the proceeds go towards keeping the festival moderately priced and much of its programming free!

At 6:20 PM, music legend Leon Russell hits the Plaza Mayor Stage, followed by nine outstanding acts from around the world

Friday Line-up:

Leon Russell (at 6:20!)
Los Flores del Valle (New Mexico)
Rhythm of Rajasthan (India)
A Moving Sound (Taiwan)
T.O. Combo (Tohono O’odham)
DakhaBrakha (Ukraine)
Kinky (México)
Christine Salem (La Reunion)
Solas (Ireland/USA)
Sierra Leone’s Refugee Allstars

On Saturday, ¡Globalquerque! kicks off its Free Global Fiesta at 10:30 AM – Workshops, Dance Lessons, Interactive Outreach, Film Street Performance, and much more.
Music starts up again a 6:00 PM

Saturday Line-up:

Poncho Sanchez (USA)
Christine Salem (La Reunion)
Sons of The Rio Grande (New Mexico)
Kardemimmit (Finland)
Nora Mint Seymali (Mauritania)
Sihasin (Diné/Navajo)
A Moving Sound (Taiwan)
Rhythm of Rajasthan (India)
Krar Collective (Ethiopia)
Sofia Rei (Argentina)

Tickets and more information at
Box Office: 505.724.4771

Author: World Music Central News Department

World music news from the editors at World Music Central


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