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2015 Fiestas: Albuquerque Celebrates Its 309th Birthday

Apr 3, 2015

Dancers performing in the 2014 Albuquerque Fiestas
Credit www.cabq.gov/culturalservices/

Every spring, the City of Albuquerque commemorates its founding in 1706 with live performances representing the City's cultural heritage.  Musician and historian Chuy Martinez, Events Supervisor for the Cultural Services Department, discusses how he has organized the musical performances for this year's Fiestas de Albuquerque, which will be offered free to the community on Saturday afternoon, April 18, in Historic Old Town Plaza.

In this more complete version of the conversation, Chuy Martinez talks about the significance of the Fiestas and about other events the Cultural Services Department has planned for Old Town Plaza this year.