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MarchFourth Marching Band
Part of the 2015 Revolutions International Theatre Festival
Saturday, January 17th @ 9:00 pm
120 Central Ave SW, Albuquerque
MarchFourth Marching Band is a high-energy surrealist global-groove alternative big band, propelled by electric bass, diverse percussion ensemble, and brassy horn section. Visually enhanced by costumed dancing beauties, acrobatic stilt walkers, fire, and theatrics, Portland, OR-based M4 invokes dancing in the streets and beyond! MarchFourth writes and performs its own material, and also draws inspiration from an eclectic range of worldwide influences, such as Eastern European Gypsy Brass, Samba, Funk, Afro-Beat, Big-Band, Jazz, and Rock music, as well as television, film, circus, and Vaudeville. Discover for yourself why this band's previous Albuquerque concerts have been sell-outs!
 
Soldiers
MIHR Theatre
Part of the 2015 Revolutions International Theatre Festival
Tuesday, January 20th @ 12:00 pm
908 Eastridge NE , Albuquerque
"Soldiers" is a dance theatre piece about war—two soldiers on a similar path struggling with the notion of what they fight for. Armenia's MIHR Theatre synthesizes ethno-modern dance & new-movement theatre with action painting and history to break down barriers between genres of art, philosophy, and culture.
 
Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn
Sponsored by Rick & Gail Thaler/OGB Architectural Millwork
Wednesday, January 21st @ 7:30 pm
423 Central Ave. NW , Albuquerque
Husband and wife musical phenoms Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn have drawn rave reviews and fanatical fans throughout their separate careers—but when they get together on stage, it’s truly an event. Fleck, “one of the most accomplished banjo players of his time” (The New York Times), has explored virtually every genre, leading audiences through mind-blowing sets that leave them slack-jawed with wonder; and singer/songwriter/clawhammer banjo player Washburn has a “daring, infinite talent” (Wall Street Journal). See them together in this unforgettable show!
 
Beau & Aero
A Little Bit Off
Part of the 2015 Revolutions International Theatre Festival
Tuesday, January 27th @ 12:00 pm
1025 Broadway SE , Albuquerque
A critically acclaimed, five-time award-winning story of two bumbling, incompetent aviators. Pilot Beau and his sidekick Aero explore flight, folly, and the world around them in this family friendly physical comedy production. These acrobatic clowns live in a world where balloons are bountiful, laughs are abundant, and not a word is spoken. The show combines elements of clown, mime, acrobatics, dance, puppetry, and object theater to create a playground of the imagination. A show for all ages.
 
Acoustic East-Western Road Movie
Mariana Sadovska & Christian Thomé
Part of the 2015 Revolutions International Theatre Festival
Friday, January 30th @ 8:00 pm
UNM Center for the Arts, Albuquerque
With their duo program, Ukrainian-born composer, vocalist, multi-instrumentalist and actress Mariana Sadovska and German percussionist/electronica specialist Christian Thomé have created an acoustic east-western road movie: a meeting of cultures in poetry and melodies, telling of the confrontation of love and death, of despair and hope—always in search of freedom and identity.
 
Leo "Bud" Welch
Sunday, February 1st @ 7:30 pm
7220 Lomas Blvd NE, Albuquerque
It seems incredible that Leo "Bud" Welch has until now remained unknown to the wider musical world. Born in Sabougla, Mississippi, Welch has lived his entire life in the area. On several occasions, Welch came to the attention of professional musicians, but planned auditions or jam sessions never worked out. He finally released his debut album, "Sabougla Voices," in 2014, just two months before his 82nd birthday. The All Music Guide called it "a stunning and fiery thing to hear... Welch has found a way to make the blues and gospel speak together in one voice."
 
The Fred Eaglesmith Traveling Steam Show
Wednesday, February 4th @ 7:30 pm
7220 Lomas Blvd NE, Albuquerque
A true road dog, Fred Eaglesmith is a songwriter’s songwriter with a deep discography formed by miles of experience. Adding a touch of the theatrics to every show, Eaglesmith dubbed his band The Traveling Steam Show and they began performing in steampunk-ish outfits a few years ago. "It's a show. It’s a lot more than a concert," said Fred. "I like to pay attention to what's cutting edge and bring that into the live show." His latest album, "Tambourine," is a combination of Eaglesmith's craftsmanship in songwriting and a fusion of rock 'n’ roll circa 1966, Motown, and even Tejano influences.
 
Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks
Friday, February 6th @ 8:00 pm
1025 Broadway SE, Albuquerque
Singer-songwriter Dan Hicks is truly an American original. Since the early 1960s, Hicks has deftly blended elements of Swing, Jazz, Folk and Country music to create the appealing sound he sometimes calls "Folk Jazz." The lyrics of his songs range from the simply sublime to the sublimely ridiculous, all presented with his uniquely skewed and inscrutable touch. Dan's irresistible sense of rhythm, hip lyrical styling, laid-back vocalizing, and infamous on-stage wit will make most who listen fans for life.
 
Eliza Rickman
Monday, February 9th @ 12:00 pm
6901 Barstow NE , Albuquerque
Eliza Rickman is a playful mix of traditional folk, gothic weirdness, and crystal-clear vocals, blended together with an impressive musicality. Imagine if Tim Burton (of "The Nightmare Before Christmas") and Annie Haslam (lead vocalist of Renaissance) had a love-child—the result would be something like Eliza Rickman.
 
Buffy Sainte-Marie
Sunday, February 15th @ 7:30 pm
423 Central Ave. NW , Albuquerque
Born on the Canadian Piapot Cree Indian reserve, legendary singer-songwriter Buffy Sainte-Marie came to prominence during the mid-60s as part of New York's Greenwich Village folk scene alongside contemporaries Leonard Cohen and Joni Mitchell. Artists such as Elvis Presley, Janis Joplin and Taj Mahal turned her early songs into hits, while her own successful recording career has spanned eighteen albums. Buffy also has a PhD in Fine Arts and is a tireless political activist, continuing to represent the rights of indigenous peoples worldwide.
 
Small Potatoes
Tuesday, February 17th @ 12:00 pm
1 Old Tijeras Rd., Tijeras
The Chicago-based folk duo of Jacquie Manning and Rich Prezioso say it has taken them years of careful indecision to develop a repertoire they describe as "Celtic to Cowboy." Superb musicianship and showmanship, award-winning songwriting, and a strong sense of tradition has made them, as Dirty Linen Magazine once said, "one of the most polished, inventive, and entertaining shows on the circuit."
 
Small Potatoes
Tuesday, February 17th @ 6:00 pm
5700 Bogart NW , Albuquerque
Twenty-one years ago, Jacquie Manning and Rich Prezioso, the Chicago-area duo known as Small Potatoes, decided to hit the road. After a million and a half miles and 3500 shows (not to mention five Dodge Caravans), they are listed as a "favorite act" by many coffeehouses, clubs and house concerts across the U.S. They say it has taken them "years of careful indecision" to come up with a mix of music that ranges from country, blues, and swing to Irish, with songwriting that touches on all of those styles and more.
 
Claire Lynch Band
Friday, February 27th @ 8:00 pm
210 Yale SE, Albuquerque
Long recognized and praised as a creative force in acoustic music, Claire Lynch is a pioneer who continually pushes the boundaries of the bluegrass genre. Dolly Parton credits her with "one of the sweetest, purest and best lead voices in the music business today." The current Claire Lynch Band is a powerful juggernaut, a quartet that has the innate ability to perfectly interpret the beauty, subtlety, and genre-defying sophistication of Claire's music.
 
Carlos Núñez
Saturday, February 28th @ 8:00 pm
1701 4th St SW, Albuquerque
Carlos Núñez is one of Galicia's most revered artists, undisputed as the tradition's greatest piper. He is well known in Irish music circles, thanks to his early "adoption" by The Chieftains (so close was his musical and personal connection he was dubbed "The Seventh Chieftain"). Núñez's music draws on influences that range from ancient and contemporary Celtic (with a unique Spanish swing) to Medieval and Baroque, and also borrows from the sounds and styles of the places where Galicians have settled, including Cuba, Brazil, Argentina, even the United States.
 
HAPA
Saturday, March 28th @ 8:00 pm
423 Central Ave. NW , Albuquerque
Often encapsulated as the "Sound of Maui" or the "Soundtrack of Hawaii," the music and sound of the group HAPA evokes a place that many people have referred to as heavenly. The sound? Expect to hear hypnotic, liquid guitar runs woven around clear, tenor Hawaiian vocals and immaculate harmonies driven by poetic lyrics exulting the rapture of the Hawaiian landscape, history and mythology. Just add to this a dose of American folk rock and you have what has been described as "the most exciting and beautiful contemporary Hawaiian music the world knows" (Maui Times).
 
Altan
Liz Carroll
Wednesday, April 1st @ 7:30 pm
423 Central Ave. NW , Albuquerque
No Irish traditional band in the last dozen years has had a wider impact on audiences and music lovers throughout the world than Altan. With their exquisitely produced award-winning recordings, ranging dynamically from the most sensitive and touching old Irish songs all the way to hard hitting reels and jigs, and with their heartwarming, dynamic live performances, Altan have moved audiences from Donegal to Tokyo to Seattle. Acclaimed fiddler Liz Carroll will open the show.
 
Breizh Amerika Collective
Saturday, May 23rd @ 8:00 pm
210 Yale SE, Albuquerque
Breton musicians Armel an Hejer, Alain Le Clere, Thomas Moisson and Gaetan Grandjean are coming to Albuquerque from Brittany, France to share their traditions of Breton dances, singing and instrumental music. The Breizh Amerika Collective works to create and produce original music, bring awareness to endangered traditions, while developing durable Transatlantic links of cooperation and understanding.
 
AMP Concerts & Avokado Artists present
¡Globalquerque!
New Mexico's 11th Annual Celebration of World Music and Culture
Friday, September 25th @ 6:00 pm
1701 4th St SW, Albuquerque
¡Globalquerque! takes over the whole campus of the National Hispanic Cultural Center on September 25 and 26! Each night features three stages of artists from around the world. And don't forget the free Global Fiesta on Saturday from 10:30 AM-4 PM!
 
AMP Concerts & Avokado Artists present
¡Globalquerque!
New Mexico's 11th Annual Celebration of World Music and Culture
Saturday, September 26th @ 6:00 pm
1701 4th St SW, Albuquerque
¡Globalquerque! takes over the whole campus of the National Hispanic Cultural Center on September 25 and 26! Each night features three stages of artists from around the world. And don't forget the free Global Fiesta on Saturday from 10:30 AM-4 PM!

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