Skip to main content Skip to footer site map

¡GLOBALQUERQUE Announces First Confirmed Acts; Early Bird Tickets Now On Sale

This year, ¡Globalquerque! New Mexico's Annual Celebration of World Music & Culture, the Southwest's biggest world music and culture party, enters it's "teen years", celebrating a baker's dozen of years bringing some of the finest acts from around the planet to New Mexico!

With music that moves the body, ignites the mind and fills the soul, ¡Globalquerque! brings the world to Albuquerque and the Southwest on September 22 + 23, 2017, with performances on three stages - the sublime Fountain Courtyard, the expansive Plaza Mayor and the state-of-the-art Journal Theatre. Already confirmed are acts from such diverse regions as Venezuela, Senegal, Korea, India, Georgia and Estonia, bringing with them eclectic sounds that mix the contemporary (hip hop, rock, new acoustic), with the traditional. The weekend promises to be another spectacular cultural and musical trip.

The first 10 confirmed acts include legendary Malian griot supergroup Trio da Kali, Colombia's powerful, funky, fun dance machine Puerto Candelaria, the celebrated Indian slide guitar master Debashish Bhattacharya and the incredible unique South African guitar master Derek Gripper, Chile's rising star, singer-songwriter-accordionist Pascuala Ilabaca, the creative and incredibly raucous, bagpipe-led Estonian band Trad.Attack!, Galicia, Spain's legendary master folklore interpreter, percussionist Xabier Diaz, along with his 11-piece all-female group Adufeiras de Salitre, fabulous Afro-Venezuelian diva Betsayda Machado and her group Parranda El Clavo, the Korean "East Coast Shamanism" of Hong Sung Hyun's Chobeolbi, the polyphonic vocal splendor of Georgia's Iberi Choir and the exhilarating big beat, hip hop swagger of Senegal's Bideew Bou Bess.

And that's only the tip of the global musical iceberg. Many more acts will be added including what we hope will be a couple of surprises!

Information on tickets can be found at Tickets are also available in person at the NHCC box office or by calling (505) 724-4771

More Hot Stories For You

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Albuquerque Premiere Goes On Sale October 6FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Albuquerque Premiere Goes On Sale October 6
October 4, 2022

​​​​​​​Popejoy Presents and Haverland Carter Broadway in New Mexico have announced that the individual tickets for the tour of the Tony Award-nominated Broadway revival of Fiddler on the Roof will go on sale Thursday, October 6, 2022, at 10:00am.

Santa Fe Playhouse Celebrates Centennial with Masquerade GalaSanta Fe Playhouse Celebrates Centennial with Masquerade Gala
October 3, 2022

Time travel is the theme of the evening at Santa Fe Playhouse's Party of the Century, celebrating its centennial season. The masquerade gala takes place on Saturday, November 5, at La Fonda on the Plaza (100 E. San Francisco St.). Guests are invited to dress up as their favorite theater persona from the last 100 years, dine on classic New Mexican cuisine, and become a part of the fabric of live theater.

CIRQUE MECHANICS Returns To Popejoy Hall With ZEPHYR A Whirlwind of Circus Explores the Power of WindCIRQUE MECHANICS Returns To Popejoy Hall With ZEPHYR A Whirlwind of Circus Explores the Power of Wind
September 27, 2022

For thousands of years, humanity has harnessed the power of wind to achieve incredible things. Now, through a story told with their mechanical apparatuses and acrobatic acts, Cirque Mechanics explores what happens when people harness the power of wind, laying bare the mechanics that converts a natural force into such incredible power.

Popejoy Hall's 2022-2023 Season Opens in OctoberPopejoy Hall's 2022-2023 Season Opens in October
September 20, 2022

Single tickets will be available soon for an array of popular shows coming to Popejoy Hall as part of its Ovation Series.

OUR PLANET LIVE IN CONCERT 60-City U.S. Tour To Debut In 2023OUR PLANET LIVE IN CONCERT 60-City U.S. Tour To Debut In 2023
September 20, 2022

The Emmy Award-winning Netflix Original documentary series “Our Planet” has been transformed into OUR PLANET LIVE IN CONCERT, a 60-city U.S. tour launching February 13, 2023 presented by GEALive, Silverback Films and World Wildlife Fund (WWF).