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It’s time for ¡Globalquerque!, which attracts performers from all over the globe

Cimarrón is coming from Colombia for a show in Albuquerque.

Cimarrón is coming from Colombia for a show in Albuquerque.

Eleven years strong and ¡Globalquerque! still brings some of the brightest international stars to the Duke City.

The two-day event will be held at the National Hispanic Cultural Center today and Saturday, Sept. 26.

This year’s festival features three stages of music from five continents.

Some of the artists include Aurelio (Honduras), Fareed Ayaz & Abu Muhammad (Pakistan), Cimarrón (Colombia), Kassé Mady Diabaté (Mali), Tony Duncan (Apache/Arikara/Hidatsa), Alejandro Escovedo (Texas), Joy Harjo (Mvskoke Nation), JAH9 (Jamaica), Orlando Julius & the Afrosoundz (Nigeria), Ricardo Lemvo & Makina Loca (Angola/Congo), Lone Piñon (New Mexico), Emel Mathlouthi (Tunisia), Maarja Nuut (Estonia), Otava Yo (Russian Federation) and Nano Stern (Chile).

In addition to the evening performances, ¡Globalquerque! hosts a free daytime Global Fiesta on Saturday with family-focused workshops with visiting performers, international dance lessons, films, instrument-building for kids of all ages, other hands-on cultural craft-making and many more musical and cultural surprises.

The Global Village of Craft, Cuisine and Culture also will be open throughout the festival with booths featuring artwork, artisan crafts and gourmet international cuisine.

For a complete schedule, visit

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