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Published: 05/25/2007
CONTACT(s):
Tom Frouge, tom@avokado.net

Globalquerque welcomes musical talent from around the globe

Albuquerque, NM - ¡Globalquerque! is pleased to announce the additon of legendary blues singer KOKO TAYLOR to it's 2007 lineup.  Other additions to the lineup include visionary Lakota/Anishinabe hoop dancer and indigenous Northern Plains flute player KEVIN LOCKE,  Afro-Colombian legend PETRONA MARTINEZ  and her 7 piece ensemble,
Mande Djele kora master LAKANDIA CISSOKO. 
 
They will be joining the following previously confirmed acts:
 
Mickey Hart's GLOBAL DRUM PROJECT with Zakir Hussain, Giovanni Hildago and Sikiru Adepoju
(USA/India/Puerto Rico/Nigeria)
BAKA BEYOND (UK/Cameroon)
FIAMMA FUMANA (Italy)
ILGI (Latvia)
YUNGCHEN LLHAMO (Tibet). 
 
More acts TBA.
 
Save on Early Bird Tickets (until June 23)! Now on sale at The National Hispanic Cultural Center and all Ticketmaster outlets.
 
¡Globalquerque! New Mexico's 3rd Annual Celebration of  World Music and Culture will take place September 21 and 22 at the National Hispanic Cultural Center in Albuquerque, NM.  Mark your calendars!
 
Presenting acts from 5 continents on 3 distinct stages over two days plus free community, family-focused educational day programming on Saturday, ¡Globalquerque! has become one of New Mexico's as well as the Southwest and Rocky Mountain Region's premiere festivals. Booths are avaiable to artisans in our Global Village.  For more information on the festival, Global Village booths and affiliated events please visit www.globalquerque.com
 
This year's ¡Globalquerque! is the official New Mexico event for the 25th Anniversary of National Endowment for the Arts Fellowhsip Program. Ms. Taylor, Mr. Hussain and Mr. Locke are all NEA Fellows.  It is also once again a recognized Featured Destination Event by the Albuquerque Convention and Visitors Bureau (ACVB).
 
¡Globalquerque! is sponsored in part by The City Of Albuquerque, The Bernallilo County Commisioners, The McCune Charitable Trust, Urban Enhancement Trust Fund, Sennheiser USA, WorldFolkArt.org and Advantage Car Rental .
 
Our Media Sponsors include Telemundo, KUNM-FM, Southwest Stages and Albuquerque Convention and Visitors Bureau. 
 
Special thanks to our presenting partner The National Hispanic Cultural Center in Albuquerque, NM
 
For more info please visit www.globalquerque.com
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