Bale Folclorico da Bahia, The Hollands! and More Set for AMP Concerts, Nov-Dec 2013

AMP Concerts has announced its November/December lineup. Details below!


Nov 10: Brazilian Dinner - Pasión Latin Fusion

Nov 12: Portland Cello Project - Main Library

Nov 14: Balé Folclórico da Bahia - National Hispanic Cultural Center

Nov 19: Gaelic Storm - KiMo Theatre

Nov 21: Moria Ensemble - N4th Theatre

Nov 21: Soriba Fofana - Tony Hillerman Library

Nov 23: Peter Case - Outpost Performance Space


Dec 12: The Hollands! - Erna Fergusson Library

Dec 13: Vienna Teng - Outpost Performance Space

Dec 14: The Hollands! - Main Library

Dec 15: "Holidaze in Hicksville" - Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks - South Broadway Cultural Center

In-Depth Listings:


Balé Folclórico da Bahia

Thursday, November 14

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).

Tickets are available from and the NHCC Box Office (in person and by phone at (505) 724-4771).

Balé Folclórico da Bahia, the only professional folk Dance Company in Brazil, has earned acclaim for its high-energy, spectacularly-produced live performances and a repertory based on Bahian folkloric dances of African origin, including samba and capoeira. "When the Balé Folclórico da Bahia comes to town, it's time to party... [they offer] an experience that is pure theater, intoxicating in its sensuality, vibrant energy, and commitment." (New Jersey Star-Ledger) This magnificent 30+ ensemble of musicians and dancers is a colorful and dynamic show that will blow the roof off the NHCC.

Gaelic Storm

Tuesday, November 19

KiMo Theatre

423 Central Ave, NW


Tickets: $15, $20 and $25 (plus applicable service charges).

Tickets are available from, the KiMo Box Office and 505-886-1251.

Gaelic Storm has earned a reputation as one of the world-music scene's preeminent Celtic bands. With catalog sales of more than 1 million, the group has now had three albums debut at #1 on the Billboard World Albums Chart, and the group's ability to deftly incorporate a rock sensibility into their sound affords them rare crossover appeal. But while many of their songs fit comfortably on contemporary radio, the band also has a knack for writing songs that sound as if they've been sung in Irish pubs for generations.

Moria Ensemble

Thursday, November 21

N4th Theater

4904 4th St. NW


Soriba Fofana

Thursday, November 12

Tony Hillerman Library

8205 Apache Dr NE

Tickets: Free, but reservations are requested. For reservations, visit or call 505-232-9868

Moria was founded in 2010 by master artists Ibrahimasory "Soriba" Fofana and Alhassane Camara from Guinea, West Africa. Moria is the name of Camara's home village, and the ensemble was born out of both artists' life work as dancer and musician in the city of Conakry, Guinea. New Mexico drummers and dancers create a full ensemble which portrays the essence and spirit of West Africa. Moria's vision is to bring people together and share happiness through music, dance, song, and theater.

The N4th show will have the full drum and dance ensemble, while the library show will be a smaller group focusing on the music and songs of Guinea.

Peter Case

Saturday, November 23rd

Outpost Performance Space

210 Yale SE


Tickets: $17 in advance, $22 day of show (including a $2 service charge)

Tickets are available from and Hold My Ticket, 505-886-1251

Peter Case is a Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter and producer, a mighty fine guitarist and a well-reviewed published author, and yet he's most at home on the stage. For 25 years, Peter, his guitar and his songs have mesmerized audiences from coast to coast. Playing a blend of vintage rock 'n' roll, blues, traditional and contemporary folk and soul, he remains an original modern troubadour. He's passionate about writing songs and connecting to real audiences, no matter the size; his hardcore fans everywhere bring a deep connection to the songs and to the artist.


The Hollands!

Thursday, December 12 Erna Fergusson Library 3700 San Mateo Blvd NE6:00 pm
Saturday, December 14 Main Library501 Copper, NW 12:00 (noon)

Tickets: Free, but reservations are requested. For reservations, visit or call 505-232-9868.

The Hollands! are a full-time internationally touring family based in the U.S. via Australia with a knack for engaging audiences and rousing a sing-a-long. They are 21st century nomadic travelers who frolic in the organic folk revival scene. Jana, Craig, and kids Graciana and Banjo bring their home wherever they go, sharing their Celtic, multi-instrumental music.

Vienna Teng

Friday, December 13

Outpost Performance Space

210 Yale SE


Tickets: $28 in advance, $33 day of show, $55 VIP (including all service charges)

Tickets are available from and Hold My Ticket, 505-886-1251

Three years after stepping away from a full-time music career to attend graduate school, Vienna Teng returns with a new sound and a new approach to songwriting and recording. What emerged from that process is her most uptempo, pop-influenced album yet-and full of surprises, even to its creators. "This album ("Aims") is rekindling my love affair with music, and with the world, really," says Teng. The evening will start with a live on-stage interview by Art of the Song hosts John Dillon and Vivian Nesbitt.

Dan Hicks and The Hot Licks - "Holidaze in Hicksville"

Sunday, December 15

South Broadway Cultural Center

1025 Broadway Blvd SE

7:30 pm

Tickets: $27 and $33 (including all service charges)

Tickets are available from and Hold My Ticket, 505-886-1251

Singer-songwriter Dan Hicks is truly an American original. Since the early 1960s, Hicks has deftly blended elements of Swing, Jazz, Folk and Country music to create the appealing sound he sometimes calls "Folk Jazz." The lyrics of his songs range from the simply sublime to the sublimely ridiculous, all presented with his uniquely skewed and inscrutable touch. Dan's irresistible sense of rhythm, hip lyrical styling, laid-back vocalizing, and infamous on-stage wit will make most who listen fans for life. His long-awaited Christmas album, "Crazy for Christmas," is "necessary for any holiday hipster... a good fit for those who love the holiday, but are absolutely sick of what comes out speakers everywhere each December." (The Mountain Times, North Carolina)

And into the future:

January 25: George Kahumoku Jr. & Ledward Kaapana - South Broadway Cultural Center

January 26: Leon Russell - The Dirty Bourbon

February 13: Fred Eaglesmith's Traveling Steam Show - The Cooperage

February 21: John McCutcheon - Outpost Performance Space

February 25: Pixies with Best Coast - Kiva Auditorium

February 26: Carlos Nuñez - National Hispanic Cultural Center

March 29: Donna the Buffalo - South Broadway Cultural Center

April 3: Arlo Guthrie - KiMo Theater

April 5: Pavlo - Outpost Performance Space

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