Even though folks had the telegram, news was slow coming to Texas after the Civil War. Freedmen there didn't hear of Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation until June 19, 1865. That day of discovery and freedom is a time to celebrate black history. Juneteenth is celebrated in Albuquerque with a variety of events. Foremost is Gospelfest, which manifests at the African American Performing Arts Center (310 San Pedro NE) on tomorrow at 7pm. The concert features performances by the Faith Tabernacle Full Gospel Church Choir, The Sons of Shiloh, One Accord and solo artists Norell Banks and Lemar. Traditionally these sorts of commemorative concerts feature a reading of Lincoln’s historic proclamation as well as presentations of work by notable African-American writers and artists. Admission to this popular yearly event is free, and the gathering serves as a poignant reminder to reflect on the outcome of that terrible war and to ensure the battle for civil rights continues unabated. For more information, call 453-4865. African American Performing Arts Center, Expo NM • Fri Jun 20 • 7pm • FREE • View on Alibi calendar
African American Performing Arts Center
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The Beat of Time
Saturday, Feb 4: A Journey Through Black Music
Performances from WaMba African Drummers, Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church Inspirational Choir, dancer Trey "Vision" Pickett and vocalists Tracey Whitney, Zenobia Conkerite and Raven Rutherford.
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Armed with Knowledge
Sunday, Dec 4: Third Annual Nelson Mandela Commemoration
Learn more about the life and ideals of the South African patriot and president who changed the world.
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Friday, Oct 28: TEDxABQ Women
Influential women share their expertise on topics ranging from gender parody to finding long term solutions to climate change.
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Friday, Sep 23: Albuquerque Ukekopelli Festival
A three-day celebration of the ukulele, featuring eight instructors and two island dance workshops.
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Black Culture and Black Futures
Thursday, Aug 25: NM Black Expo 2
Discuss shared cultural experiences regarding health care advocacy, education advancement, policy advocacy, community development and celebrate Black culture.
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Burlesque to the Q
Friday, Aug 19: Hellraisers Burlesque and Sideshow Spectacular
Belly dancing, drag artists, aerialists and more. Performers include Sweetpea and Armitage Shanks.
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All Students (ahem, properly filled-in scantrons) Matter
Wednesday, Apr 13: First We Walked Out, Now We Opt Out
A town hall on standardized testing. Featuring special guest Janelle Astorga, co-leader of the Albuquerque High School PARCC walk outs.
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No Equality Found (Yet)
Friday, Mar 25: TEDxABQ: Equity in Education
Lectures on how education can progress in a positive way.
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Kiss and Tale
Friday, Dec 25: The Little Mermaid
In a magical kingdom under the sea, the beautiful mermaid Ariel longs to leave the ocean and live on land with a handsome prince.
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Shaken and Stirred: ABurlyQ! A Burlesque & Sideshow Spectacular!
Escape your daily grind with some good old-fashioned bump’n’grind this weekend.