Sat. 5 July, 3p: Las Alegres Ambulancias (Happy Ambulances) originally from San Basilio de Palenque, Colombia, are bringing their Afro Colombian culture to New Mexico.
In their first day in the USA, they ´ll share their music with RAÍCES LIVE! en vivo! We will chat about their 500-year old cabildo/lumbalu culture and traditions. Their drummers will shake KUNM!
They´ll perform and teach:
Sunday, JULY 6th, 2:00 pm, Dance Workshop, National Hispanic Cultural Center - Salón Ortega, 17o1 4th St. SW, Albuquerque
Sunday, JULY 6th, 7:30pm, Performance, National Hispanic Cultural Center, Fountain Courtyard, 1701 4th St SW, Albuquerque
Tuesday, JULY 8th, 1pm, Santa Fe Community College, Main Courtyard, 6401 S. Richards, Santa Fe
Wednesday, JULY 9th, 7pm, Santa Fe University of Art and Design, 1600 Michaels Dr., Santa Fe
Thursday, JULY 10th, 8:15pm, Santa Fe´s Railyard Park, Corner of Cerillos Road and Montezuma Avenue, Santa Fe
Friday, JULY 11th, 7pm, Santa Fe International Folk Art Market, Museum Hill, 725 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe http://www.folkartalliance.org
Las Alegres Ambulancias tour is funded by Southern Exposure, a partnership of the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Robert Sterling Clark Foundation. The New Mexico residency is a collaboration between the International Folk Art Alliance, AMP Concerts, and the National Hispanic Cultural Center with presenting partners at the Old Town School of Folk Music in Chicago and the Center for Traditional Music and Dance in New York City.