The Global Village is returning to ¡Globalquerque! 2016 and promises to be a real highlight of this year's festival. Roughly 30 booths of international crafts, culture and cuisine will be available for your browsing and shopping pleasure. Come early so you'll have plenty of time to explore the diverse offerings. Food and drink will be available until late in the evening, but the craft booths will shut down around 8 or 9. Local cultural groups are invited to bring information about their activities, put out mailing lists and free materials for distribution at the Community Booth.
- Friday: 4 PM to close
- Saturday: 10:30 AM to close
Note: The Global Village will be open during the free day programming, from 10:30 AM to 4 PM on Saturday.
Paintings by Brandon Allebach
"Born and raised in Seattle, arts and crafts were always a big part of my life. Sports didn't intrigue me, and in high school I spent a considerable amount of time drawing complex images with pen and ink. When I moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico in 2006, I went back to school for my AA Degree, and the Arts opened up a new world to me, of life, emotion, understanding, and most of all—catharsis. The process of resocialization was hard living on the outskirts of the city, but getting into painting since then has always been a preoccupation in my life."
"Embudo Fabric Design is a small, family owned business that specializes in one of a kind originally designed silk screened Potholders. We produce all of our pieces out of our home studio in Dixon, New Mexico. We hand mix our own colors and hand screen our pieces in order to insure that the colors we see in our natural surroundings can be genuinely reproduced onto our garments. By doing this we hope to bring some of the beauty we see each day to our customers."
Adorn your body in the garments that make you feel like the goddess you are! Garments are 100% rayon batiked and silk-screened in Bali. Easy to care for and washable in cold water. Perfect for casual or dressy occasions and great for travel! Also part of the Goddess Garb line are necklaces, bags made of African textiles, and scarves.
Work by Native American artists and craftspeople.
IFAA will be selling a collection of handmade folk art treasures from around the globe, including scarves from Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan, silver jewelry from Niger and Italy, beaded jewelry from Ghana and Kenya, baskets from Rwanda and Uganda, handbags from Cambodia, Myanmar, Colombia, and Uzbekistan, to name a few. There will be something for everyone with prices ranging from $10 up. This market is a part of the IFAM | Online program which offers business skills training and support for artists while creating year-round income opportunities.
Theresa Laferriere of Laughing Hare Hot Glass creates stained glass and fused stained glass mosaics. "In 1994 an old friend of mine was killed in a boating accident in Alaska. Because I could not attend her funeral, I decided to go down to the Rio Grande River and say goodbye to her there. That was the day I found the glass dump. Piles and piles of glass left over from garbage discarded many years ago. I knew instantly that I was supposed to do something with this glass. I spent that day building glass sculpture at the dump, and I came back the next day and did the same thing. Needless to say I brought some glass home and began the process of glass and me. Ten years later I've come to a whole new place with glass. Melting glass, cutting glass and creating mosaics and kaleidescopes is what it is all about now. No doubt this will change too over time. I continue to pursue creativity as a reason for living. See glass, enjoy light!"
Liz Roberts creates unique hand built pottery using techniques that she has developed over years of fun working with the glorious medium of mud.
Liz designs and carves intricate images that she embosses into the clay adding depth and texture to her work. Hand painted with a variety of ceramic stains, slips, washes and underglaze enhancing the visual imagery of each piece.
Liz gleans inspiration from cultures and traditions across the globe and is strongly influenced by her British background, her love of nature and a fascination with symbolic imagery. Peppered with patterns that span time from the ancient Celts to the modern day. Look closely and you will see Liz's work often has a story to tell...
Luminous Beauty accesses Upma Kaur's 23 years of experience and knowledge as a holistic esthetician & alchemist to create adaptive products from organic, wildcrafted ingredients that are locally and globally sourced. Skincare designed to generate and sustain healthy, vibrant skin while also feeding your luminous nature. Skincare that's real food for your skin, so much so you'll likely want to eat it. And that is the idea—feed the skin just as you would any other organ with whole, fresh, bio-diverse food.
RBI Drums is a small, owner operated drum building workshop in southern Colorado. They specialize in high quality hand drums such as Ashikos and Djembes, as well as Koras, the calabash backed harp that was played at ¡Globalquerque! 2007 by Senegalese performer Lankandia Cissoko. RBI Drums' founder, Michael Schraud, comes from a long line of woodworkers and is himself an instrument builder, wood turner and musician with many years of experience. The drums are lightweight, easy to play and stay in tune very well.
Musical instruments professionally hand-built and designed by Lucinda Ellison. "My mbiras, and other percussion instruments, are used by professional studio and touring musicians, in schools, by storytellers, by music and sound therapy practitioners, art collectors, gourd enthusiasts, and by people from all walks of life who enjoy the beautiful, relaxing qualities of their sounds."
Will be selling adult coloring books, fantasy art, and the Foster Kitten Coloring Book, which helps homeless kittens in the Albuquerque area.
¡Globalquerque! Community Booth
A clearinghouse for local activities and events. Local cultural groups are invited (and encouraged!) to drop off information in the booth to share with the public, including mailing lists and free materials for distribution at the Community Booth.
Kadampa Meditation Center New Mexico is located in Albuquerque and is the main center for Kadampa Buddhism in New Mexico. Everyone is welcome to find refuge from the challenges of busy modern life, receive clear, practical advice from Buddha’s teachings, and gain inspiration from spiritual friends including Buddhist monks and nuns. We invite you to relax, reflect and rejuvenate at this spiritual oasis in the heart of the city.
Visit the booth of KUNM 89.9 FM, New Mexico's premiere public radio station, and pick up free bumper stickers and program guides. Meet the staff and DJs. KUNM—one station, many voices.
A fresh idea in street food, Firenze's Wood Fired Pizzas are done just like you'd find on the streets in Italy. The 10" individual sized pizzas start with fresh (local when possible) ingredients and house made dough, sauces and specialty toppings. After assembly by Firenze's "pizzaioli" the pies make their way to the tiles of the Italian constructed oven for a delicate firing at temperatures in excess of 850 degrees Fahrenheit. This "old world" baking technique cooks the pizza in about 90 seconds and creates a tasty char that you can't get from conventional pizza ovens.
Food Karma is a Not for Profit Food Organization serving the greater Albuquerque area. We serve food using ingredients from our local farmers that is organic and grown sustainably; and made from scratch. We believe that anyone should have better access to quality foods regardless of income. Food Karma will be serving Indian food at ¡Globalquerque!
The exotic locale of Lamu Island, off the coast of Kenya, with its fusion of Swahili of European, Arabic and Indian influences, is at the heart of Owner-Chef Ahmed Obo's spirited cuisine. It was there, in his mother's aromatic kitchen, that Ahmed mastered his homeland's unique gastronomic delights, beginning a culinary adventure that would ultimately lead him to New Mexico. Come dine with us and enjoy a journey into Africa and the Caribbean!
Santa Fe Brewing Company is New Mexico's oldest microbrewery, distributing only naturally conditioned beers in its home state of New Mexico and surrounding states. Santa Fe Brewing Company brews their beer in Santa Fe, New Mexico. All of their beers are made from the finest hops shipped directly from the grower in Washington along with specialty malts imported from the UK. They pride themselves on not only using high quality ingredients but also using no preservatives or pasteurization. Look for the SFBC ¡Globalquerque! Pale Ale!
Experience delicious global offerings made from fresh, natural, whole foods. We mill our organic flours on-site daily, prepare meals by hand, and source responsibly produced seasonal ingredients.
With V Roast's Air Roasted Coffee, you taste the coffee, not the roaster. It’s the air that roasts the coffee, not the surface of the roaster. The coffee has a very clean taste that is intensely aromatic, minus the acids and bitter tars that are produced by conventional roasters. V Roast sources quality organic beans.
Vivác Winery is the creation of brothers Jesse and Chris Padberg, along with their wives, Michele and Liliana Padberg, respectively. In November of 1998 Jesse and Chris embarked on a new mission: "to make the best wine possible and have a good time doing it!" This meant professionally crafted, world-ranked, dry red wines—a first for New Mexico. Through extensive travel around the world and mentorships with other local winemakers, they learned about the wine business in general and more specifically about the wine business in Northern New Mexico. The word "Vivác" is a Spanish term meaning "high-altitude refuge," and Vivác Winery is just that. With record-breaking ratings in Wine Enthusiast Magazine, Vivác Winery has earned the title of "Highest Rated Red Wine Producer in New Mexico's History." Sunset Magazine has named Vivác "Notable up and coming wine makers" and "Winery to discover now!" With a commitment to excellence, the Vivác Winery family has pushed the boundaries of what New Mexico wine can be!