New Mexico's ¡Globalquerque! to Kick Off 2013 Lineup, 9/20
National Hispanic Cultural Center
It's almost September, which means ¡Globalquerque! is just around the corner! Scroll down for more details about the lineup, and visit www.ampconcerts.org for more information.
AMP Concerts and Avokado Artists present ¡Globalquerque! - New Mexico's 9th Annual Celebration of World Music and Culture on Friday, September 20th at the National Hispanic Cultural Center, 1701 4th St SW. Gates open at 4 pm, with music starting around 6 and running until 11:30 pm. Festival opens with the legendary Leon Russell! And on Saturday, September 21st at the National Hispanic Cultural Center. Gates open at 10:30 am for the free Global Fiesta. Evening ticketed concerts start at around 6 and run until 11:30 pm.
Tickets: $12 to $60, with 2-day discounts and half-priced children's tickets. Tickets are available from www.globalquerque.org and the NHCC Box Office. Check out the full line-up at www.globalquerque.org.
AMP Concerts September/October Schedule:
Sep 4: Tom Russell - Outpost Performance Space
Sep 5: QTango - Special Collections Library
Sep 7: QTango - Ernie Pyle Library
Sep 20: ¡Globalquerque! - National Hispanic Cultural Center
Sep 21: ¡Globalquerque! - National Hispanic Cultural Center
Oct 9: Matt and Shannon Heaton - Lomas Tramway Library
Oct 9: Te Amo Argentina - National Hispanic Cultural Center, Journal Theatre
Oct 10: Matt and Shannon Heaton - Los Griegos Library
Oct 13: Jake Shimabukuro - KiMo Theatre
Oct 16: Caravan of Thieves - Low Spirits Bar and Stage
Oct 17: The Second City - KiMo Theatre
Wednesday, September 4th
Outpost Performance Space
210 Yale SE
Tickets: $22 in advance, $27 day of show (including all service charges)
Tickets are available from ampconcerts.org and Hold My Ticket, 505-886-1251.
Tom Russell is best known as a folk and country singer with a personal storytelling approach to his songwriting, but his past is checkered with interesting events that defy his country music roots, including his receiving a degree in criminology, teaching school in Nigeria, and playing music for a Puerto Rican circus. Russell's latest release, "Aztec Jazz" (2013), was recorded as a live concert in Halden, Norway with the world-renown 32-piece Norwegian Wind Ensemble. Tom continues to redefine the meaning of "Americana" music and the art of singer-songwriting.
Thursday, September 5th
Special Collections Library
423 Central NE
Saturday, September 7th
Ernie Pyle Library
900 Girard SE
Tickets: Free, but reservations are requested. For reservations, visit ampconcerts.org or call 505-232-9868.
Called "the future of tango" by Argentina-based tango teacher and author Gustavo Benzacry Saba, who added that "they sound better than some of the bands in Buenos Aires," Albuquerque's own QTango has quickly gained recognition for its high level of musicianship and original approach to tango music. Every QTango performance is sophisticated, engaging, nostalgic, and moving, with a rich sensuality that must be experienced live to truly be appreciated. This is a great way for people to get warmed up for our October Tango performance at the NHCC!
Matt and Shannon Heaton
Wednesday, October 9th
Lomas Tramway Library
908 Eastridge Rd., NE
Tickets: Free, but reservations are requested. For reservations, visit ampconcerts.org or call 505-232-9868
Having built their act from years of touring together (first with the band Siucra, then as a duo), Matt and Shannon have grown into thoroughly entertaining performers. They bring to the stage a depth of shared experience and a love for Irish music; their stage banter is comfortable, often hilarious.
Te Amo, Argentina
Wednesday, October 9th
National Hispanic Cultural Center - Journal Theatre
1701 4th St SW
Tickets: $22, $30 and $37 (including NHCC facility fee, not including on-line service charges). There will be a pre-show ticketed artist meet-and-greet cocktail party with a cash bar and Argentinian snacks as well as a free post-show Milonga featuring QTango.
Tickets are available from ampconcerts.org and the NHCC Box Office (in person and by phone at (505) 724-4771).
Te Amo, Argentina is an exotic audio-visual journey that draws audiences into the heart of Argentina and its fascinating, diverse culture. This multi-media performance features music from the Latin Grammy award-winning album "Antonio Lysy at the Broad - Music from Argentina" and one of the top tango couples in the world-Miriam Larici and Leonardo Barrionuevo (Gold Medal winners on NBC's "Superstars of Dance" and choreographers on Fox's "So You Think You Can Dance"). From the Amerindian rhythms of the Andes Mountains to the city-street cafés of Buenos Aires, the combination of music and dance performances weaves together a pulsating and inspiring homage to Argentina.