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The Temporary Tattoos
Wednesday, October 1st @ 12:00 pm
908 Eastridge NE , Albuquerque
The Temporary Tattoos Duo, featuring Seth Hoffman on guitar and harmonica and Debo Orlofsky on accordion, play a singular brand of eclectic folk. Their original songs spin a tapestry of sweet psychedelic-tinged sound packed with harmonies galore and foot-tappin' sing-alongs!
 
Johnny Boyd
Friday, October 3rd @ 8:00 pm
7220 Lomas Blvd NE, Albuquerque
Johnny Boyd has the romanticism of a crooner and the boyish good looks of a classic, golden-era matinee idol, but it’s his highly distinctive, smooth as silk vocal style that truly defines him. Long-acclaimed as one of the most versatile vocal performers of today, singer-songwriter Boyd seamlessly blends swing, jazz, pop, country, gospel and rock, bringing back the nostalgic charisma of a bygone era. Come early for a pre-show swing dance lesson!
 
Ribab Fusion
Tuesday, October 7th @ 12:30 pm
4904 4th St. NW, Albuquerque
With wild flourishes of keyboard, a local instrument (outar) that's a dead ringer for the banjo ("L'Fichta"), and Foulane Bouhssine's virtuosic playing, Ribab Fusion can sound as sweetly Mediterranean as the Gipsy Kings, as raucous and rhythmically intense as the best Afropop, while never losing sight of their distinct Southwestern Moroccan traditions.
 
Ribab Fusion
On tour as part of Center Stage
A Pay What You Wish Concert!
Wednesday, October 8th @ 7:30 pm
9800 Montgomery Blvd NE, Albuquerque
A feverishly funky sign of a new era, Ribab Fusion celebrates Morocco's Amazigh (Berber) culture as it flies from 70s-style funk to Afropop dance vibes, from slow jams to high-energy call-and-responses choruses. The one-stringed bowed ribab weaves all the madcap diversity together, sometimes gritty, sometimes soothing as a well-played sax. It's a jazzy mix that wows technically and sets people celebrating.
 
David Francey
Thursday, October 16th @ 12:00 pm
8205 Apache NE, Albuquerque
Scottish-born Canadian David Francey is recognized as one of today’s finest singer-songwriters. A three-time JUNO Award winner, Francey's wry humor and astute observations, combined with his openhearted singing style, have earned him a loyal following. The Toronto Star called him "one of Canada's most revered folk poets and singers… [His songs] are small and beautifully crafted pieces of work that have made Francey both a folk festival favorite and something of a latter-day Canadian poet laureate."
 
David Francey
Friday, October 17th @ 12:00 pm
7704 2nd Street NW, Albuquerque
At the age of 45, David Francey began an astonishing journey from manual laborer to award-winning folk troubadour—renowned for writing with heart-wrenching honesty about the struggles of the poor and working class. Francey's wry humor and astute observations, combined with his openhearted singing style, have earned him a loyal following.
 
Caravan of Thieves
Sunday, October 26th @ 7:30 pm
7220 Lomas Blvd NE, Albuquerque
Driving gypsy jazz rhythms, acoustic guitars, upright bass and violin lay the foundation for mesmerizing vocal harmonies and fantastic stories. It's theatrical and humorous. It's musical and intense. It entertains, dazzles and defies classification while welcoming the spectator to join the band throughout the performance in momentary fits of claps, snaps and sing-alongs. If Django Reinhardt, the cast of "Stomp" and the Beatles all had a party at Tim Burton's house, Caravan of Thieves would be the band they hired.
 
Jim Malcolm
Tuesday, October 28th @ 7:30 pm
7220 Lomas Blvd NE, Albuquerque
Jim Malcolm is the ultimate Scots troubadour. Traveling the world with his guitar, harmonicas, and engaging wit, he sings the traditional songs of Scotland and his own masterfully crafted songs in a style which is modern and accessible, yet utterly authentic. He is highly regarded as an interpreter of the songs of Robert Burns, and has been described as "one of the finest singers in Scotland in any style."
 
Orchid Ensemble
Sunday, November 2nd @ 3:00 pm
210 Yale SE, Albuquerque
Established in 1997, the Orchid Ensemble blends ancient musical instruments and traditions from China and beyond, creating a beautiful new sound. The ensemble has embraced a variety of musical styles to its repertoire, ranging from the traditional and contemporary music of China, World Music, New Music to Jazz and Creative Improvisation. The energetic yet endearing performance style of the ensemble consistently intrigues and delights its audiences. Acclaimed as "one of the brightest blossoms on the world music scene" (Georgia Straight), the Orchid Ensemble has been tirelessly developing an innovative musical genre based on the cultural exchange between Western and Asian musicians.
 
AMP Concerts and Chamber Music Albuquerque present
Time for Three
Sunday, November 16th @ 3:00 pm
423 Central Ave. NW , Albuquerque
Time for Three defies traditional classification. Performing music from Bach and Brahms to their own arrangements of The Beatles, Katy Perry, Kanye West and Justin Timberlake, the "classically trained garage band" has performed everywhere from Carnegie Hall to jazz clubs, European festivals, NFL games and the Indy 500. What started as a trio of musicians who played together for fun while students at Philadelphia’s Curtis Institute for Music evolved into a charismatic ensemble with a reputation for limitless enthusiasm and no musical boundaries.
 
AMP Concerts and DLeNM present
La Santa Cecilia
Friday, November 21st @ 8:00 pm
100 E. San Francisco St., Santa Fe
La Santa Cecilia exemplifies the modern-day creative hybrid of Latin culture, rock and world music. This six-member group draws inspiration from all over the world, utilizing Pan-American rhythms like cumbia, bossa nova, rumba, bolero, tango, jazz, rock and klezmer music. Their unique sound and the experience of their colorful, passionate performance leaves fans and new listeners mesmerized.
 
¡Globalquerque! presents
DakhaBrakha
Monday, December 1st @ 7:30 pm
9800 Montgomery Blvd NE, Albuquerque
End ¡Globalquerque!'s 10th Anniversary year with a special concert with one of the most popular acts to ever grace the festival! Founded by former underground theater performers, DakhaBrakha possesses an incredible stage presence that transcends its eclectic repertoire and instrumentation. The group's sound is at once wildly exciting and then mesmerizing and mystical, melding soulful Ukrainian folk with jazz and trance sounds.
 
Leo Kottke
Thursday, December 4th @ 7:30 pm
423 Central Ave. NW , Albuquerque
For more than four decades, Leo Kottke's innovative fingerpicking style of guitar-playing has earned him five "Best Folk Guitarist" wins (Guitar Player magazine), a "Best Instrumentalist" win (Performance magazine), an induction into the Guitar Player Hall of Fame, two Grammy nods, and an honorary doctorate. His Americana style has evolved to include classical and jazz-oriented compositional and playing techniques. Combined with his dry wit and droll banter, an evening of musical eloquence is guaranteed!
 
Christmas from Ireland with Lúnasa & Karan Casey
Saturday, December 13th @ 4:00 pm
1701 4th St SW, Albuquerque
Called "the hottest Irish acoustic group on the planet" (New York Times), Lúnasa delivers music with a passion that informs every note. Their innovative arrangements and unique approach propels Irish acoustic music into surprising and exciting new territory. In this special holiday performance, the all-star quintet will be joined by vocalist Karan Casey, an influential voice in contemporary Irish music, and former member of the Irish "supergroup" Solas.
 
Christmas from Ireland with Lúnasa & Karan Casey
Saturday, December 13th @ 8:00 pm
1701 4th St SW, Albuquerque
Lúnasa, one of the greatest bands in contemporary Irish music, will present a Celtic celebration of the holidays, featuring a guest appearance by the acclaimed folk singer Karan Casey. Internationally acknowledged as being the finest traditional Irish instrumental outfit of recent times, Lúnasa is renowned for their stunning shows honed by superb musicianship and a constant touring cycle. Karan Casey has been called "the best Irish traditional woman singer today... Karan Casey has no vocal peer" (Irish Times).
 
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!
 
Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn
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!
 
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.
 
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
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. Altan have always believed that Irish traditional music is a modern music in every sense and its growing influence and popularity have proved them right.

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