Alibi V.18 No.43 • Oct 22-28, 2009 
“Antbear and Acacia,” lithograph by Thamae Setshogo

Culture Shock

Into Africa

The VSA North Fourth Arts Center (4904 Fourth Street NW) brings southern Africa to Albuquerque with Global DanceFest / JourneysAFRICA, Oct. 23 through Oct. 31. Since 2001, Global DanceFest has hosted groundbreaking contemporary dance from around the world, incorporating into the experience film, gallery exhibits and discussion. There's a lot to enjoy, so hang on to your unitard.

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“Globalization Bridge” from   The Cold War Is Over Let’s Enjoy Globalization   by Abel Barroso

Gallery Review

Cuban Convergence

Confluencias: Inside Arte Cubano Contemporáneo

Impressions of Cuban culture are typically confined to two extremes—an island dystopia vs. an idyllic people frozen in time. The exhibition Confluencias: Inside Arte Cubano Contemporáneo, now at the National Hispanic Cultural Center, challenges these notions by peeling back the protective coating to offer a rare glimpse of contemporary Cuban art. The exhibition brings together the work of 40 artists who are creating within Cuba, employing an array of media and themes. 

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Arts Interview

In a Landscape

DJ Spooky on Antarctica, economics and sound art

“I think of my work as a collision between philosophy and music and art, just like a mix.”

Read the complete interview.

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Hot Tropic

Pacific Mambo Orchestra

This powerhouse ensemble from San Francisco, led by pianist Christian Tumalan and trumpeter Steffen Kuehn, rejuvenates the Latin big band sounds of the '40s through '60s.
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Balanced on the Biggest Wave

Pink Floyd Laser Spectacular

Hear the psychedelic sounds of the classic rock band with laser lights to please the eyes.
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