AFRO-CUBAN ALL STARS (Cuba) | CALYPSO ROSE WITH KOBO TOWN (Trinidad & Tobago)
ROBERT "TREE" CODY & NATIVE WISDOM DANCE THEATRE (Multi-nation Native American)
DVA (Czech Republic) | ROCKY DAWUNI (Ghana) | GOLEM (New York)
REY VALLENATO BETO JAMAICA (Colombia) | OUMAR KONATÉ (Mali) | LIU FANG (China)
LO'JO (France) | GABY MORENO (Guatemala) | ERKAN OĞUR'S TELVIN TRIO (Turkey)
ELI SECODY (Diné) | SÖNDÖRGŐ (Hungary) | LOS TEXMANIACS (Texas)
And more to come!
2014 Poster - Art by Kerry Bergen
Please join Guanábana Productions Inc. for the Fourth Annual Albuquerque Latin Dance Festival. This community based festival celebrates Latin music, dance and culture for 3 days and 4 nights starting Thursday, August 21 at Hotel Albuquerque courtyard & Q-bar. The National Hispanic Cultural Center hosts dance classes with local and national instructors and a free Film & Lecture Series. There are free concerts in Old Town and a closing concert on August 23 at the National Hispanic Cultural Center . Enjoy salsa, bachata, merengue and cha cha cha in a stellar double bill featuring Grammy nominated musical artist TOBY LOVE (backed by his full bachata band!) AND local salsa faves Son Como Son. . In addition to great music, there will also be salsa, bachata and other Latin dance performances for your enjoyment.
Tickets are available from the NHCC Box Office and the Latin Dance Festival web site.
The NHCC is conveniently located right next to the Bosque bike path and an easy straight shot from downtown. We noticed last year that all the bike racks were completely full during the festival. This year we are teaming up with BikeABQ to make sure there is plenty of bike parking, both during the day and the evening. Avoid any parking hassles and ride right up to the gate. Please practice safe biking and if you are joining us at night, be sure to bring lights and reflective clothing! We'd love you to bike, but we want you to get home safely too!
2014 ¡Globalquerque! Poster Art
This year's poster art (shown above) was created by Kerry Bergen. You can see the ongoing tale of the evolution of the work on our Facebook page. Visit our merchandise page to enjoy and purchase all the previous festival posters.
Coming in December: ¡Globalquerque! presents DakhaBrakha!
End ¡Globalquerque!'s 10th Anniversary year with a special concert with one of the most popular acts to ever grace the festival! Founded by former underground theater performers, DakhaBrakha possesses an incredible stage presence that transcends its eclectic repertoire and instrumentation. The group's sound is at once wildly exciting and then mesmerizing and mystical, melding soulful Ukrainian folk with jazz and trance sounds. Catch them at The Dirty Bourbon on December 1.
¡Globalquerque! on "New Mexico In Focus"
The TV program "New Mexico In Focus" featured ¡Globalquerque! founders Neal Copperman and Tom Frouge. Watch their segment:
Here's a web exclusive from the episode:
Bernalillo County PSA
¡Globalquerque! Wins A Creative Bravos AwardWe are thrilled to announce that ¡Globalquerque! has received 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. We extend our heartfelt thanks to Creative ABQ and those who made this honor possible.