The 4th Annual South American Folk Festival seeks to unite Albuquerque’s South American community in a day of cultural experience and connection through music, dance, and food. In addition to food vendors from participating countries, the festival will feature traditional dancers from Colombia, Peru, Venezuela, Chile, Brazil, Argentina, and Ecuador.
Local band Baracutanga will perform a traditional batucada to accompany the Odara Dance Ensemble in a samba routine, and the featured band will be Houston-based Bamuayā, led by Venezuelan percussionist Reinaldo Araujo. Bamuayā will be releasing their latest CD in Albuquerque. Added attractions for the entire family include children’s art workshops and opportunities for souvenir photos featuring the festival banner.