ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — ¡Globalquerque! ‘goes beyond state’s borders’
It was difficult at times, growing up a descendant of African Americans, Native Americans and Europeans, as singer/songwriter Martha Redbone did.
But even as a grown woman, Redbone said she still deals with others wanting to place her identity in a box.
“We are all addicted to phenotypes,” she said at a performance at Saturday afternoon’s ¡Globalquerque! festivities at the National Hispanic Cultural Center. “How can you ask a child to choose one culture and deny another?”