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Free Global Fiesta

Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014 - 10:30 AM - 4 PM

A fun-filled day packed with educational workshops, activities and performances created in collaboration with the NHCC’s Education Department and geared towards both children and adults.

All events at the National Hispanic Cultural Center
(1701 4th St SW, at Avenida César Chávez)

Cottonwood Stage
Liu FangMC: Hakim Bellamy

10:45-11:30 AM: Conjunto Made Simple – Los Texmaniacs
11:45 AM-12:30 PM: Updating African Roots – Oumar Konaté
12:30 PM: Circo Radical performs on the Plaza Mayor
1-1:45 PM: Intertribal Explorations – Native Wisdom Dancers
2-2:45 PM: Getting to know the Pipa – Liu Fang
3-3:45 PM: Bridging Cultures – Lo’Jo
3:45 PM: Exit Parade – The Lost Tribes of Mardi Gras (Albuquerque, NM USA)

NHCC Art Museum

Chilean Arpillera2 PM: Getting Up Pa'l Pueblo: Tagging ASAR-Oaxaca Prints and Stencils
Guided tour of exhibit

Features block prints and stencils from the ASARO (Assembly of Revolutionary Artists of Oaxaca) collection in the University of New Mexico's College of University Libraries and Learning Science, Zimmerman Library, Center for Southwest Research and Special Collections (CSWR). "Getting up" is slang for posting and applying images in public places; generally, the expression refers to street art. ASARO is a contemporary Mexican artists' collective working in block prints, stencils, and graffiti murals. The group was formed in 2006 after riot police repressed annual teachers' demonstrations in the state capital of Oaxaca.

Dance Workshops - Salón Ortega
Hosted by Sarita Streng

11:45 AM: Conjunto
12:45 PM: Vallenato & Cumbia with Beto Jamaica
1:45 PM: Native Dances with Native Wisdom Dancers
2:45 PM: Turkish Rom with Joan Kafri

Chilean ArpilleraWells Fargo Theatre

11 AM: A Thousand Voices (Film, 60 minutes)

A Thousand Voices comes from the proverb "It takes a thousand voices to tell a single story" and is the journey of New Mexico’s Native American women from creation to now. The voices of past and present strong tribal women mingle and lead us from the power inherent from the beginning of time, through the history of European, Mexican and United States invasion, past Boarding schools and imprisonment, to the reaffirmation of the beauty and strength and vigor that sustains the culture and language of New Mexican Tribes.

12:15 PM: Yezidis in Peril – A photographic presentation and discussion by Robert Leutheuser

1:15 PM: Voices Remembered: A Tribute to Hispanic Old-Timers Nasario Garcia

2:15 PM: We Are Together (Film, 86 minutes)

We Are Together tells the remarkable and moving story of a group of children who use music to overcome hardship and loss. Filmed over a period of three years, it is the story of an orphanage unlike any you've ever seen, where the young singers of the Agape Choir lift their voices to create the home and family they so very much need.

Ongoing activities:

  • SEEDS: A Collective Voice

    Join seed preservationists, artists and farmers at this interactive booth which will feature an educational program around the "three sisters": corn, beans and squash. The tradition of interplanting the three sisters in the same mounds is widespread among Native American and ancient farming societies. Learn about sustainability and seed preservation and help create a bean and seed art mural! You can even take home three sister seeds to start you own sustainable garden!

    Chilean Arpillera
  • Celebrate Culture! Hands-on crafts with Kerry Bergen, 2014 ¡Globalquerque! Poster Artist:

    What kind of crafts do people make in other countries? Visit the Global Fiesta Crafts Courtyard for a creative journey to Africa, Guatemala and Mexico. Make a Guatemalan worry doll with fabric and yarn to put under your pillow! Recycle bottle caps, beads and wire to craft an African tambourine and play along with your favorite band! Like puppet shows? Color, cut and assemble your very own colorful Mexican animalitos tiny animal stick puppets! Imagine what you can do!

  • Musical Instrument making with Christopher Gibson

  • Red Turtle Dancers (Pojoaque, NM):
    11:30 AM – Plaza Mayor
    12:30 PM – Global Village
    1:45 PM – Fountain Courtyard

  • Santa Clara Pottery Demonstration with Merton Sisneros
  • Hands-on Indian-style pottery with the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
  • Open Drum Circle with members of Mala Maña (Torreon)
  • Planet Music: Interactive instruments with Casey Mraz
  • ¡GlobalCookie! Decorating and Competition (D)
  • Street Performance with Circo Latino, Circo Radical and the Ritzy Rouge Hoop Troop (NHCC-wide)

Red Turtle Dancers and Merton Sisneros participation is sponsored by the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center

The Global Village is OPEN throughout the day!


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