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Fun-filled fiesta

Josh Baca of the Tex-Mex band Los Texmaniacs laughs after playing "Sweet Child O' Mine" by Guns N' Roses at Globalquerque on Saturday. Baca, originally from Albuquerque, lives in San Antonio and tours with the band. (Marla Brose/Albuquerque Journal)

Josh Baca of the Tex-Mex band Los Texmaniacs laughs after playing “Sweet Child O’ Mine” by Guns N’ Roses at Globalquerque on Saturday. Baca, originally from Albuquerque, lives in San Antonio and tours with the band. (Marla Brose/Albuquerque Journal)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The National Hispanic Cultural Center’s grounds were a swirl of color Saturday as musicians, jugglers and dancers gathered for the last day of Globalquerque, an annual music festival featuring artists from across the world.

Attendees of the Global Fiesta watched performances of all kinds and were able to make crafts such as Guatemalan worry dolls, learn about beekeeping and make egg shaker instruments, similar to maracas.

Pottery demonstrations, drum circles and even a cookie decorating competition were also held, along with film showings.

The free celebration was the second and final day of the festival, which began Friday and attracted musicians from as far away as Cuba, Ghana and the Czech Republic.

Young circus performers, including Sepha Seidel-Zieher, top left, standing on Benjamin Rubin, and Ragi Seidel-Zieher, top right, standing on Dahveed Torres, juggle during the two-day festival. (Marla Brose/Albuquerque Journal)

Young circus performers, including Sepha Seidel-Zieher, top left, standing on Benjamin Rubin, and Ragi Seidel-Zieher, top right, standing on Dahveed Torres, juggle during the two-day festival. (Marla Brose/Albuquerque Journal)

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