Presented by the National Institute of Flamenco, the University of New Mexico, PNC Bank and the National Hispanic Cultural Center, Festival Flamenco Alburquerque, the oldest and largest flamenco festival outside of Spain, will take place from June 21-29. 

The Festival will include 20 performances, over 60 free and paid workshops, 13 internationally based performance companies, one New Mexican company, two world premiere shows and over 90 performers.

Now in its 37th year, Festival Flamenco Alburquerque (FFABQ) is regarded as one of the most prestigious festivals of its kind, having hosted many of the world's most prominent flamenco artists. 

Expect unforgettable performances from an incredible range of artists, including traditional interpreters. The Festival presents diverse interpretations of flamenco, including groundbreaking avant-garde and upcoming artists. Thrilling new performances from visionary artists such as Manuel Liñán, winner of the 2017 Spanish National Dance Prize, Estévez y Paños, winners of the 2019 Spanish National Dance Prize for Creation, Mercedes de Córdoba, and María Moreno push the boundaries of the art form. 

All of the scheduled concerts will make their United States premiere during FFABQ37. Festival venues include the Journal Theatre at the National Hispanic Cultural Center, and UNM's Rodey and

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Experimental Theatres, as well as late-night tablaos at Tablao Flamenco Albuquerque located inside of Hotel Albuquerque. With the city involved, the 2023 Festival Flamenco Alburquerque had an estimated $12 million dollar economic impact.

Children and youth can join during the 25th Annual Flamenco Kids Camp and the 5th Annual Festival Juvenil. Festival Flamenco Alburquerque has something for everyone, including the Flamenco in Your Neighborhood Series, featuring free classes and outdoor concerts produced in partnership with Bernalillo County, the City of Albuquerque, and the Wildflower Playhouse in Taos. 

The National Institute of Flamenco (NIF) is a 501c3 non-profit that has developed into an internationally significant arts organization, unparalleled in its breadth and depth of programming. NIF was established in 1982 by Eva Encinias, a 2022 National Endowment for the Arts National Heritage Fellow and lifelong flamenco artist. 

NIF is home to the Conservatory of Flamenco Arts and Yjastros: The American Flamenco Repertory Company, the current dance company in residence at UNM’s Department of Theatre and Dance. The Institute proudly partners with UNM, whose Department of Theatre and Dance is home to the only accredited dance program in the United States in which flamenco is a concentration.

Ticket packages and workshop passes are now available at FFABQ37. See some of the excitement which takes place during this festival at UNM here.