¡Globalquerque! - an annual dynamic three day mix of free and ticketed programs celebrating world music and culture.
Thank you for stopping by our Kickstarter page! As many of you may know ¡Globalquerque! is entering its 8th year of bringing the very best in World Music and Culture to New Mexico. Our adventurous programming includes performers from across the globe from the legendary to the up-and-coming, the traditional to the most cutting-edge and just about everything in between.
This year’s festival line-up is almost complete and we think it is a stunner. It’ll feature:
- The Big Spank (NM, USA)
- Bombino (Niger)
- Canteca de Macao (Spain)
- Daniel Kahn & The Painted Bird (Germany)
- La Familia Vigil (NM, USA)
- Bettye LaVette (USA)
- Los Gaiteros de San Jacinto (Colombia)
- Ali Akbar Moradi Ensemble (Kurdistan, Iran)
- R. Carlos Nakai Earth Sounds Ensemble (Navajo-Ute/Mongolia/ UK)
- Ozomatli (USA)
- Plena Libre (Puerto Rico)
Te-Coca & Wange
- Zeb & Haniya (Pakistan)
and there are still a few more slots to fill too!
Visit the ¡Globalquerque! web site to enjoy videos and background from each of these artists.
More than JUST a festival
¡Globalquerque! is not just a music festival. While we don’t like to beat people over the head with a message, the festival is an opportunity to embrace the similarities and differences in people from around the world. It’s a chance to experience their art and culture, to have real interactions and conversations with people from countries that we usually encounter through one-sided news stories. This year we’ll have performances and workshops with Tuaregs from Niger, Kurdish artists from Iran, a female-fronted Pakistani ensemble and freewheeling dance music from Haiti.
Free Community Programs
These experiences happen in performances, but they also happen during our free Global Fiesta – a full day of workshops and discussions, dance lessons, hands-on crafts, interactive instrument play and more. It’s a great place for adults to get a larger context on the performances and kids to get their first tastes of world culture. And that is completely free.
Another place where kids get introduced to world culture is our annual school-day minifest. Local school kids are invited to the NHCC to enjoy a mini-¡Globalquerque! featuring two of the festival’s artist. This year’s featured artists will be Zeb & Haniya and Ozomatli.
Compelling Personal Stories
Every festival performer has a story that is worth digging into and exploring. Here are just a few from the groups doing the free school show:
As a female-fronted Pakistani ensemble, Zeb & Haniya have paved the way for women performers across Central Asia. They write original tunes and new arrangements for traditional songs from Pakistan, Afghanistan and beyond, which are sung in Farsi, Turkish, Pashto and English. Their video for Bibi Sanam Janem has over 2.5 million views. Their US visit is the culmination of two years of work that involved festival co-director Neal Copperman’s visiting Pakistan as part of a State Department sponsored cultural exchange program. Look for their tour debut at the Kennedy Center to be streamed live on September 12. (Dinner with Zeb & Haniya are one of our pledge options!)
We have long dreamed of hosting Los Angeles-based Latin culture-mashers Ozomatli at the festival. While negotiating their performance, festival co-director Tom Frouge learned of the impending release of Ozokids (officially to be released days after ¡Globalquerque) and invited them to perform for the youth of Albuquerque while they are here. Everyone is guaranteed to enjoy watching Ozomatli reimagine their trademark swirl of styles and genres -- dancehall, merengue, rock steady, rock, hip hop, to name a few—for the children of 21st century, multi-racial urban America.
R. Carlos Nakai is the undisputed master of the Native American flute. He’s long pushed in a variety of directions, collaborating with Hawaiian performers and free jazz ensembles. In his newest project, he teams up with digeridoo master Stephen Kent (returning for his third straight festival visit) and musicians from Mongolia, to create a whole new sonic palette. They will be leading a discussion on cross cultural collaborations and a throat singing workshop during the free Global Fiesta.
Be a part of our Journey!
There are dozens of stories to be told, and people will create hundreds of their own when they participate in ¡Globalquerque! 2012. Hopefully we'll see you at some of the festival programs in New Mexico, but if you aren't able to join us in person, visit us on-line September 21 and 22 to enjoy live festival broadcasts. Please consider pledging your support to help us continue to make portions of the festival free and to help cover the costs of bringing hundreds of performers to New Mexico each year to participate in our cross cultural celebration.
Buying festival tickets and merchandise is easy and you can find out all the info about ticket purchases here. We wanted to make the Kickstarter campaign a little different then just offering an alternative method for buying what is already available for sale. Obviously, we encourage you to get tickets and join us, but hope you will find some of the pledge options interesting too.
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Aug 3, 2012 - Sep 4, 2012
Pledge $5 or more
ARTIST WELCOME MESSAGE - Your personal welcome/greeting to festival artists will be included in a guest book presented to each artists and made available at the festival and on-line. (included with all additional packages).Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
Pledge $10 or more
WORDPLAY/WORLD-PLAY - A mailed thank you postcard with an original ¡Globalquerque!-inspired poem from the Albuquerque-based Local Poet’s Guild (included with all additional packages).Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
Pledge $20 or more
VIRTUAL PARTY ON TURTNABLE FM - Send your avatar to a virtual ¡Globalquerque! preview as festival organizers spin tunes from this year’s festival artists, as well as favorites from past festivals. You can take a turn as a DJ and we may even have some special DJ guests too. (Date TBD)Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
Pledge $25 or more
A MUSICAL INVESTMENT - Receive a 2012 festival poster signed by artist Maria C Moya. See it at the bottom of our Kickstarter info.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
Pledge $50 or more
SHARE THE ¡GLOBALQUERQUE! EXPERIENCE - Purchase one weekend or two single day passes that will be provided to people who cannot otherwise afford to attend the festival. As an added bonus, you are welcome to attend our mini-fest for school kids featuring Ozomatli and Zeb & Haniya on Friday morning September 21, 2012Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
Pledge $75 or more
FESTIVAL POSTER PACK - Take home a beautiful collection containing all 7 ¡Globalquerque! festival posters based on original art by local New Mexican artists. You can see all the posters here: http://globalquerque.org/poster.htmlEstimated delivery: Sep 2012
Pledge $100 or more
Shoutout from the stage or on the radio program (your choice) and thank you in the festival programEstimated delivery: Sep 2012
Pledge $150 or more
THE INSIDE SCOOP - Enjoy a semi-private dinner party with festival organizers Neal Copperman and Tom Frouge (after we recover!)Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
Pledge $200 or more
Photo op with the band of your choice (Limit 5 per band)Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
Pledge $250 or more
PAKISTANI MEET & GREET: Join Zeb & Haniya and our Pakistani visitors for lunch, dinner or our private artist salon prior to ¡Globalquerque!. (Available dates will be 9/18 to 9/20)Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
Pledge $300 or more
BE THE MC! - Take center stage and introduce a band at the festival. (Limit: one per band per performance)Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
Pledge $500 or more
An ORIGINAL PAINTING from Mexican "Magical Realist" and 2009 ¡Globalquerque! poster artist Jade Leyva. See Jade's work at http://jadeleyva.com/ or Facebook: JadeLeyva ArtEstimated delivery: Nov 2012
Pledge $1,000 or more
THE DELUXE FESTIVAL PACKAGE - A pair of festival weekend passes, a reserved parking spot and two reserved seats at each of the three stages.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
Pledge $2,000 or more
THE GLOBAL TRAVELERS FESTIVAL PACKAGE - A pair of festival weekend passes, a reserved parking spot, two reserved seats at each of the three stages, two nights hotel with breakfast at Sheraton Albuquerque Airport, dinner for 2 at La Fonda del Bosque Restaurant during festival.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012