Saturday, Sept. 21, 10:30 AM - 4 PM
Get a sneak preview of ¡Globalquerque! with an afternoon of fun filled activities and workshops created in collaboration with the National Hispanic Cultural Center's Education Department. The whole NHCC campus will be full of dance, music and hands-on activities for the young and the inquisitive of all ages. Activities are geared towards both children and adults.
All events at the National Hispanic Cultural Center
(1701 4th St SW, at Avenida César Chávez)
We are still working on this year's schedule and programs. Here is last year's schedule to give you a sense of what the Global Fiesta is like.
2012 Day Programs - Download a printable map/schedule (PDF)
Demonstrations: 11 AM to 4 PM - Cottonwood Stage
MC: Hakim Bellamy
10:45 AM: Folk Roots of Modern Pakistani Music - Zeb & Haniya
11:45 AM: The Long Flutes of Colombia - Los Gaiteros de San Jacinto
12:45 PM: Tuareg Music and Culture - Bombino
1:45 PM: The Rhythms of Puerto Rico - Plena Libre
2:45 PM: Cross Cultural Collaborations - R. Carlos Nakai Earth Sounds Ensemble
NHCC Art Museum
12:30 PM: Guided tour of Fabuloso, a show celebrating a full range of Mexican Ceramics. Museum will be open and free.
Dance Workshops - Salón Ortega
Hosted by Sarita Streng
Wells Fargo Theatre - Talks & Discussions
11:00 AM: Regilaul - Estonian Runic Singing - Leanne Barbo
A short overview of both men's and women's runic singing traditions, along with information about the archaic language of these songs, and the poetic expressions they represent. This type of singing is called kalevala in Finnish or regilaul in Estonia. The workshop will include some singing.
- Leanne Barbo is a graduate of and instructor at the Estonian Academy of Music and Theater
Throat Singing Workshop - Shinetsog Dorjnyam
1:00 PM: Wordplay / World-Play
Presented by the Local Poets Guild. Hosted by Lisa Gill
Margaret Randall, renowned author of more than 70 books, will read from her latest release, a long poem rooted in Angkor Watt, Cambodia. During the reading she will also project photographs from her time there and in other parts of Southeast Asia, including Burma, Thailand, Vietnam, and Laos. Acclaimed poet, historian, essayist and fiction writer, E. A. "Tony" Mares, whose entire body of work is currently being translated into Spanish, will read poems in Spanish and English, including works of the great Spanish poet Angel Gonzalez and Mares' own translations.
2 PM: The Environmental Situation in Madagascar - Razia Said
Day long activities:
- Bone making - part of the One Million Bones project, a fundraising art installation to raise awareness about genocide.
- Hands-on crafts by Kerry Bergen, including Andes Mountain paper hats (for Los Gaiteros de San Jacinto, from Colombia) and embossed tin animalitos (for La Familia Vigil, right here in New Mexico)
- Musical Instrument making with Christopher Gibson
- Bird-related craft, educational information, live raptors and presentations by the Bandalier National Park's Park Flight Interns Lorena and Pia, who migrated with the birds from Argentina and Peru this summer.
- Interactive drumming with Heidi Alina
- Planet Music: Interactive instruments with Casey Mraz
- The wildly popular ¡GlobalCOOKIE! Contest
- Roving performances by Circo Latino and the Duke City Hoopers
- The NHCC Art Museum will be open and free
- The Global Village of Craft, Culture and Cuisine is open all day too!