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Return of Nano Stern: The musician says he’s inspired by Albuquerque’s energy

Chilean artist Nano Stern will perform at the National Hispanic Cultural Center.

Chilean artist Nano Stern will perform at the National Hispanic Cultural Center.

Nano Stern is running around all over Santiago, Chile. It’s not surprising considering the musician is doing press for his new album, “500 Mil Vueltas.”

“It’s been insane,” he says. “I’ve been running from one place to another. There has been no time for resting.”

Stern has had a full summer of shows as he played around Chile at some of the biggest festivals. He also spent some time in the United States, Costa Rica and Panama.

“Some of these festivals have been crazy,” he says. “The crowds were at more than 10,000. That’s still intimidating to me even after all these years.”

Stern will be returning to Albuquerque to perform at ¡Globalquerque! He will take the stage at 9:20 tonight at the National Hispanic Cultural Center.

Returning to New Mexico is something Stern wanted to accomplish this year.

“Last year’s event was so fun; we met a lot of great people,” he says. “It was my first time playing the festival and the atmosphere is completely like nothing else. There’s an energy that I was inspired by in Albuquerque. It’s something like I’ve never felt before.”

Stern recorded his album in Los Angeles and took nearly a year to write the music. After writing for eight records now, Stern says his writing process has changed immensely.

“My writing became more private as I became more of a public person,” he says. “The way I write I am less attracted to showing specific sides of my private feelings. I am also more aware of what I’m putting out into the universe. I have to think about every move I make now.”

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