¡Globalquerque! is an annual music festival held each September at the National Hispanic Cultural Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Along with evening concerts, the festival also features a free community day with workshops and performances, as well as ethnic food and crafts available for sale.
The performances also reach tens of thousands of listeners in the U.S. and Canada through live broadcasts on Native Voice 1 and Southwest Stages.
The festival, first presented in 2005, has featured musicians from six continents. After an initial one-night event, ¡Globalquerque! expanded into a two-day festival with an attendance of over 4,000.
Acts that have performed at previous festivals include:
- 17 Hippies
- Baka Beyond
- The Bills
- Emeline Michel
- Kevin Locke
- Kiran Ahluwalia
- Koko Taylor
- Lila Downs
- Marta Gomez
- Mickey Hart's Global Drum Project
- Oliver Mtukudzi
- Orchid Ensemble
- Rahim AlHaj
- Red Stick Ramblers
- Thomas Mapfumo
- Vieux Farka Touré
- Zeb and Haniya
The festival has been acclaimed as "one of the country's top world music festivals." National Geographic called ¡Globalquerque! "another great regional 'microfestival' that punches far above its weight... New Mexico's ¡Globalquerque! festival offers some of the most adventurous world music programming set against one of the Southwest's most beautiful cities... the festival is becoming a destination in its own right," while the U.K. publication Songlines hailed it as "world-class."
- New Mexico Daily Lobo :: ¡Globalquerque!
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- feature : National Geographic World Music