Hispanic Heritage Celebration
Kick off National Hispanic Heritage Month in Historic Old Town on September 16 from 6-9 p.m. Experience live entertainment celebrating history, culture and diversity. Enjoy delicious food from local restaurants and explore local shops for handcrafted goods and more!
This New Mexico quartet has over 150 years of combined musical experience.They add a unique flavor to any variety of music from Latin, pop, oldies and soft jazz. Two of the members have been inducted onto the New Mexico Music Hall of Fame Award.
Founded in 1990, this local dance academy educates students of all ages on a variety of dance genres emphasizing on Traditional Mexican Folk Dance. In addition the academy also offers classes, including SalsaerobicsTM, through the University Of New Mexico Division of Continuing Education. They are active in the community granting many shows as benefit performances for fundraisers and community programs. Baila! Baila! Dance Academy also works closely with the City of Albuquerque’s Public Housing and Drug Elimination Program (PHDEP) to offer children an alternative to drugs.
Baracutanga's live sound has been a staple in New Mexico's music scene since its conception. The seven-piece band – representing four different countries – prides itself on arranging traditional South American rhythms in interesting ways, such as huayño and cumbia with Middle-Eastern derbuka or the Afro-Cuban bata and Afro-Peruvian festejo blended with Andean zampoñas, among countless other rhythmic combinations.