Hispanic Heritage Celebration featuring Son Como Son
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Join us for an all-ages, family-friendly, festival including: live music, storytelling, poetry, nature-themed carnival performers, hands-on activities, and more!
(Schedule and vendors subject to change.)
3 PM: Doors
3:15: Michelle Adam - Bilingual Storyteller
4:30-5:30: Conservation Carnivale; Poet Laureate Emeriti Manuel Gonzalez & Jessica Helen Lopez
6-7:30: Son Como Son
Vendors will be setup in the courtyard and outside the visitor center from 3-6 PM.
- City of Albuquerque Open Space Division
- City of Albuquerque BioPark
- City of Albuquerque Parks & Recreation Aquatics Division
- Conservation Carnivale
- Ciudad Soil and Water Conservation District’s Rolling River
- Rock Your Body Face and Body Art
The New Mexican Marimba Band will be performing in the courtyard during that time as well. Come play the marimba with them!
Register for the event and we'll send you updates, as well as info on future free programs and events around Santa Fe and Albuquerque.
Founded in 1993, soon after band director and renowned trombonist, vocalist, percussionist, composer, and arranger César Bauvallet moved from Havana, Cuba to Albuquerque, Son Como Son performs Salsa Cuban Style. Playing regularly over the years to packed audiences comprising highly animated and dedicated salseros at the NM Jazz Workshop's Salsa Under the Stars Series, The Cooperage, and the Telluride Jazz Festival, Son Como Son features some of Albuquerque's most accomplished and busiest musicians, most of whom have been with the band for over 25 years! Along with Bauvallet on trombone and vocals, the band consists of Janet Harman, bass and vocals; Mary Wommack, piano and vocals; Víctor Rodríguez, vocals and congas; Tomás White, drums and timbale; Lester Rodríguez, vocals; John Simms, trumpet and vocals; Jim Firkins, trombone and background vocals; Paul Gonzales, trumpet and background vocals; and Martin Carlucci, trumpet and background vocals.