Domingos en Arte: Changüí Majadero @ National Hispanic Cultural Center, Albuquerque [29 July]

Domingos en Arte: Changüí Majadero


58
29
July
19:30 - 22:00

 Facebook event page
National Hispanic Cultural Center
1701 4th St SW, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102
Welcome to Domingos en Arte—a summer music and dance series presented by Melaza Music, AMP Concerts, and the National Hispanic Cultural Center. After two preview shows in June, the series will run weekly from July 1 to August 19 in the NHCC's charming Fountain Courtyard. We have invited a wide range of Latin artists for family-friendly summer Sundays that will feature live music, drinks and delicious Latin cuisine. The NHCC’s new restaurant—La Fonda del Bosque—will be offering unique themed dinners before each concert and providing a cash bar and tapas throughout the night.

Playing Cuban roots music out of Los Angeles, Changüí Majadero is a blazing five-piece band that has honed a deeply informed and highly pe...rsonal take on changüí, a surging Afro-Cuban musical tradition that took shape in the late 19th century on the eastern side of the island around Guantanamo. It's one of the foundational styles that gave birth to son, salsa and timba, and in the hands of Changüí Majadero the music feels as fresh and intoxicating as a stiff shot of rum. Founded by guitarist/vocalist Gabriel García, an expert on Cuban tres guitar, the band brings Cuba's country blues to new ears.

The group's eponymous debut album adds urban grit to this rural music, the songs played at local parties and festivals, many of which have never been recorded before. "The beautiful thing about Changüí is the way the rhythm and melodic elements work together," reflects Gabriel Garcia, guitarist, tresero, and founder of Changüí Majadero. "There are these wonderful African elements in the music, the syncopation of the rhythms, the call and response, but a lot of decimas and quartetos are sung and improvised like in other Latin folk traditions. You can talk about almost any subject, from love to politics, just like the blues."

Tickets are $13 in advance, $18 day of show (plus applicable service charges). Admission is free for children 12 and younger; tickets are available online as well as from the NHCC Box Office, in person or by phone at (505) 724-4771.
Discussion
image
Only registered users may comment.
Pass a quick registration or authorization.

Upcoming events @ National Hispanic Cultural Center:

Imagine ABQ
Imagine ABQ
National Hispanic Cultural Center
Call for Art and Writing: “Lost Places”
Call for Art and Writing: “Lost Places”
National Hispanic Cultural Center
TEDxABQ Main Event
TEDxABQ Main Event
National Hispanic Cultural Center
Yoga with Breeze Sansom | TEDx ABQ
Yoga with Breeze Sansom | TEDx ABQ
National Hispanic Cultural Center
50 Years of Trails and Rivers in New Mexico, Festival
50 Years of Trails and Rivers in New Mexico, Festival
National Hispanic Cultural Center
Drag Queen Bingo
Drag Queen Bingo
National Hispanic Cultural Center
Ballet Folklorico de Mexico de Amalia Hernandez
Ballet Folklorico de Mexico de Amalia Hernandez
National Hispanic Cultural Center
Albuquerque Superhero Heart Run
Albuquerque Superhero Heart Run
National Hispanic Cultural Center
Todd Rundgren
Todd Rundgren
National Hispanic Cultural Center
David Crosby & Friends
David Crosby & Friends
National Hispanic Cultural Center
Plant a Seed Cannabis Education Tour 2018
Plant a Seed Cannabis Education Tour 2018
National Hispanic Cultural Center
Christmas in New Mexico 2018
Christmas in New Mexico 2018
National Hispanic Cultural Center
The Essie's: New Mexico's Cannabis Awards
The Essie's: New Mexico's Cannabis Awards
National Hispanic Cultural Center
Tommy Emmanuel w/ Special Guest Jerry Douglas in Albuquerque, NM
Tommy Emmanuel w/ Special Guest Jerry Douglas in Albuquerque, NM
National Hispanic Cultural Center
10th Annual Festival de Bellas Artes
10th Annual Festival de Bellas Artes
National Hispanic Cultural Center

The most anticipated events in Albuquerque :

Ozzy Osbourne: No More Tours 2
Ozzy Osbourne: No More Tours 2
Isleta Amphitheater
Twinkle Light Parade
Twinkle Light Parade
Nob Hill, Albuquerque, New Mexico
The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill 20th Anniversary Tour
The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill 20th Anniversary Tour
Isleta Amphitheater
Lantern Fest: Albuquerque Fall
Lantern Fest: Albuquerque Fall
Sandia Speedway
Ozzy in Albuquerque
Ozzy in Albuquerque
Isleta Amphitheater
26th Annual Dia de los Muertos Marigold Parade and Celebration
26th Annual Dia de los Muertos Marigold Parade and Celebration
Westside Community Center
Pitbull
Pitbull
Sandia Resort & Casino
Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta
Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta
Balloon Fiesta Park Albuquerque
Lauryn Hill Albuquerque
Lauryn Hill Albuquerque
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Wagner Farms' 5th Annual Apple & Pumpkin Festival
Wagner Farms' 5th Annual Apple & Pumpkin Festival
Wagner Farms' Annual Apple & Pumpkin Festival