NHCC Celebrates Our Lady of Guadalupe During Annual Event

ALBUQUERQUE – The National Hispanic Cultural Center (NHCC) is proud to
announce its annual Feast of Guadalupe Festival & Concert on Tuesday,
December 15th at 7 pm in its Roy E. Disney Center for Performing Arts.
Tickets are $10 general admission and $8 for NHCC members, seniors
and students.  The NHCC is located at 1701 4th Street SW on the corner
of Avenida César Chávez and 4th Street.  Tickets can be purchased in
person at the NHCC box office, Ticketmaster locations and at
Ticketmaster.com

This annual event is based on centuries-old celebrations from both
Latin America and Europe.  The Feast Day of Guadalupe commemorates the
appearances of Santa María de Guadalupe in 13th century Spain and 16th
century Mexico, where it is celebrated on December 12, as it is by
Hispanic and Native American Catholics in the U.S.  The NHCC’s concert
showcases the talents of a number of New Mexico musicians and dance
companies to present works comprised in honor of Guadalupe from the
16th century to the present.  It is designed to provide a unique
insight into one of the many facets of Hispanic culture worldwide.
This year’s festival and concert will feature the following musicians
and dance groups:  The Danza Azteca Chichimeca, La Rondalla de
Alburquerque, Ballet Folklórico of Albuquerque, Los Matchines de
Cochiti, Mariachi San José, Chuy Martínez, Otilio Ruiz and Antonio
Aragon.  In addition to this concert the NHCC is featuring collected
works of Our Lady of Guadalupe in a temporary art exhibition entitled
Guadalupe: Goddess of the Americas.  This exhibition which is on view
through January 7th, 2010 in the NHCC’s Roy E. Disney for Performing
Arts, features 17 works by a number of Hispanic artists and is free
for viewing.

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