While ¡Globalquerque! will not be taking place physically this year, we are going present a very special - and we think very cool - virtual program. We are not going to try to replicate the festival online, and it will not be straight concert. The ¡Globalquerque! Cross-Cultural Crossover will feature four past festival acts - Rahim AlHaj (Iraq), Nation Beat (Brazil/New Orleans), Vivalda Ndula (Angola) & Nohe & Sus Santos (Honduras/New Mexico) collaborating on one another's songs, deconstructing them and re-presenting them through a cross-cultural lense. In between musical segments, two past festival MCs, journalists Catalina Maria Johnson (Beat Latino/NPR) and Mel Minter (Musically Speaking/ABQ The Magazine), will engage in conversation with the artists on the process, collaborations, etc. Other segments will include an introduction to the new National Hispanic Cultural Center’s Executive Director Josefa Gonzalez Mariscal. (The NHCC has been the site of ¡Globalquerque! and a presenting partner since the festival's inception 16 years ago).
¡Globalquerque! New Mexico’s Annual Celebration of World Music & Culture will also team with other members of the Consortium of World Music Presenters to present the debut of Global Music Month 2020, a month-long, online festival of global music featuring concerts, presentations and panels. Running from August 29th through October 1st, Global Music Month 2020 will combine over 15 different U.S. and Canadian festivals and presenter’s events under one banner for a celebration of international music.
The ¡Globalquerque! Cross-Cultural Crossover streaming event is supported by New Mexico Humanities Council, National Endowment For the Humanites, Vivác Winery, Santa Fe Brewing Co. and a number of individual supporters. We appreciate them all!