Calendar of Events

Thursday, April 19th, 2012. 4:30pm-6:30pm

Kick Off Reception
Miguel Mejia’s Drawing Exhibit
Latin American and Iberian Institute
University of New Mexico
801 Yale Blvd NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87131

Consul of México in Albuquerque: Mauricio Ibarra Ponce de León
Latin American and Iberian Institute Director: Susan Tiano

Miguel Mejia's Drawing Exhibit will run until May 19th

For Miguel Mejia's work please visit

Friday, April 20th, 2012, 9am-1pm

Poetry Competition:  Poesía Eres Tú
Event Organized by Spanish Resource Center
Bank of America Theatre, National Hispanic Cultural Center
1701 4th Street SW. Albuquerque, 87102


Elementary school students are invited to memorize a poem in Spanish and participate in this friendly competition celebrating the power of poetry and the beauty of language. For further information:

Friday, April 20th, 2012. 12pm-1pm

Speaker: Israel Centeno
Latin American and Iberian Institute

University of New Mexico
801 Yale Blvd NE, ABQ

«Pocos resultados ciertos» 

La gobernabilidad y la violencia en Latinoamérica. A partir de una de las últimas cartas escritas por un desencantado Simón Bolivar al general Flores, presidente del Ecuador, se busca un acercamiento para explicar la violencia endemica en América Latina, tomando como patrón a Venezuela. Al confrontar bibliografías aparecerán los nombres de Francisco Herrera Luque y Roberto Bolaño. El ensayo trabajará la figura del salvador o caudillo militar en las historias comunes de algunos pueblos de la región.

Friday, April 20th,  8-11pm @ Marble Brewery

Concert by Félix y los Gatos 9pm-11pm/Burque Sonidero 8pm

Félix y Los Gatos

Were an Albuquerque based roots band who Santa Fe has ranked 2nd best! We have been featured on 89.1KANW, 94ROCK, 89.9KUNM, 98.1KBAC, 101.1KFSR. 

We are currently playing at StClairsWinery, Zinc, Scalos, OneUp, Savoy, MonteVistaFirestation, Route66 Casino, CowgirlsHallofFame, ElFarol, TinStar, Evangeloes, SantaFeBandStand, BuffaloThunder Casino, Taos Inn, as far north as Telluride"Telluride Blues Fest" andDenver and south by way of Tuscon. 

We have played at Thirsty Ear Festival and the Taos music festival and have opened up for the likes of "BigBadVooDooDaddy, FishBone, DikkiDu&theZydecoCrew, WayneTheTrainHancock, Beausoleil, Ozomatli, and many others"  

Our last CD "Green Chili Gumbo" Grammy Award winner John Popper of Blues Traveler makes a guest appearance on the track "Hot Damn"

Burque Sonidero

Burque Sonidero is an alternative hip-hop/reggaeton group comprised of two native Burquenios, Zoner and Nate-oh8. Both hail from the North Valley but their paths didn’t cross until high school and their creative endeavors much later. Burque Sonidero’s musical style can be described as a mix of American hip-hop and Reggaeton. Having both lived in Spanish speaking countries, they find inspiration in Latin American rhythm and culture. They’re music describes border culture,  the hipster lifestyle, bicycles, love, social issues and the human condition. And you probably haven't heard anything like them.

Marble Brewery
111 Marble Avenue Northwest,
Albuquerque, NM

(505) 243-2739

Saturday, April 21st, 2012. 10:30am-1:30pm

Creative Writing Workshop for teachers and anyone interested in writing
(In Spanish) Free
by Jorge Argueta and Israel Centeno
Pete V Domenici Education Center, National Hispanic Cultural Center

1701 4th Street SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102
Register at 505-724-4743/724-4777 by Friday 20th

 Escritura Infantil Bilingue (Jorge Argueta)
10:30-11:30 am

  • Ejemplos de lectura del currículo estudiantil que están trabajando.
  • Técnicas de como leer a los estudiantes libros de una manera amena y creativa
  • Ejercicios de vocalización, pausas, claridad expresiva, y sello emotivo en algunas frases.
  • Orientación para seleccionar los materiales para agilizar y volver la lectura más amena.
  • Dar ejemplos de cómo cautivar a los estudiantes con diferentes materiales afines a un libro concreto.
  • Compartir técnicas y ofrecer ejemplos de cómo enseñar a partir del interés y uso de elementos lúdicos para el aprendizaje (aprender jugando y aprender a aprender).

Escritura Creativa (Israel Centeno)
·         Escribir un buen comienzo
·         Mantener al lector atento a la historia que se cuenta
·         Diferencia entre un mero incidente y una historia
·         Los perfiles de carácter
·         Insertar la idea en la historia de un solo golpe
·         Distribución del movimiento desde la estructura del relato
·         Insertar mayor información y más interés
·         Mostrar y no decir.
·         Los cinco mejores tipos de conflictos que fortalecen una historia.
·         Insertar explicaciones que no detengan la acción
·         Diferencia entre diálogo y conversación.
·         La transición efectiva entre una escena y otra
·         Trama y argumento
·         Dos o tres decálogos.

Al final de la presentación habrá un espacio para preguntas y respuestas. Se extenderá un certificado de asistencia.
Event Organized in collaboration with the Spanish Resource Center

Saturday, April 21st, 2012. 3:30pm-4:30pm

Children's Book Presentation: Guacamole, a cooking poem by Jorge Argueta
Wells Fargo Auditorium, National Hispanic Cultural Center
1701 4th Street SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102

Guacamole originated in Mexico with the Aztecs and has long been popular in North America, especially in recent years due to the many health benefits of avocados. This version of the recipe is easy to make, calling for just avocados, limes, cilantro and salt. A little girl chef dons her apron, singing and dancing around the kitchen as she shows us what to do. Argueta’s gift in seeing beauty, magic and fun in everything around him makes this book a treasure — avocados are like green precious stones, salt falls like rain, cilantro looks like a little tree and the spoon that scoops the avocado from its skin is like an excavating tractor.

As in the previous cooking poems, GGuuaaccaammoollee conveys the fun and pleasure of making something delicious and healthy to eat for people you really love. A great book for families to enjoy together.

is an award-winning author of picture books and poetry for young children. He has won the
Américas Book Award, the NPPA Gold Award, the Independent Publishers Book Award for Multicultural Fiction for Juveniles, second place for best bilingual picture book in the International Latino Book Awards, and he was a finalist for the Northern California Book Award. His books have also been named to the Américas Award Commended List, the USBBY Outstanding International Books Honor List, Kirkus Reviews Best Children’s Books and the Cooperative Children’s Book Centre Choices. A native Salvadoran and Pipil Nahua Indian, Jorge spent much of his life in rural El Salvador. He now lives in San Francisco, California.

Saturday, April 21st, 2012. 2pm-3pm

Cuentistas Award Ceremony

Event Organized by Spanish Resource Center
Bank of America Theater, National Hispanic Cultural Center

Students in grades 6-12 are invited to participate in this Spanish creative writing contest.  First prize is a scholarship to study in Spain for two weeks during the summer.  Deadline for entries is February 28, 2011. For further information:

Saturday, April 21st, 2012. 3pm-4pm

Concert by Mala Maña
Event Organized by Spanish Resource Center
Bank of America Theater, National Hispanic Cultural Center.

Come move to the rythm of Albuquerque´s drum and vocal cumbia band Mala MañaThis all-women´s band will delight you with their Afro-Colombian and traditional African American rythms, as well as Caribbean-influenced European pop original compositions.

Saturday, April 21st, 4:15 - 6:15pm

Graduation: Sello Bilingüe
Bank of America Theater, National Hispanic Cultural Center
Event Organized by Spanish Resource Center

Saturday, April 21st, 2012. 4 -8pm. Marble Brewery

Festival Cervantes, Writing Art proposes an urban art project based on what we (as Spanish speakers) call “popular story telling culture”. Mexican Urban Artist Neuzz (Miguel Mejia) will paint a graffiti mural based on stories and legends his grandfather used to tell him when he was a child. This graffiti art is part of the Abuelo Goyito series, which has been already displayed in several venues. The beats of avant-garde DJs from Albuquerque and San Francisco will create an environment of creativity.

Dj's session

-          4PM DJ Ill Audia
-          5PM DJ Ch’osh
-          6PM DJ Zenova
-          7PM DJ Sarah Cat
*sound provided by Workingmen Gigs

Sunday  April 22nd,  2012

Concert: Paco de Lucía

Popejoy Hall, UNM

One of the world's greatest guitarists, Paco de Lucía is a living legend of flamenco music. Considered by many to be the most innovative and influential flamenco artist of the last 40 years, he has had a revolutionary impact on the art form, infusing it with new life and bringing it worldwide attention.

Monday, April 23rd, 212

Open Microphone: Readings of Miguel de Cervantes Literature 

Wells Fargo Auditorium, Natinal Hispanic Cultural Center

The Spanish and Portuguese Department of UNM will be presenting readings of Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra.

Public is welcome to share their favorite poems!


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