Emerge from the Pandemic with Cha Wa by AMP Concerts
August 4 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
BUY TICKETS NOW! They are also available by phone through Hold My Ticket at 505-886-1251. Tickets cost $20 (including all service charges).
Emerge from the Pandemic with live music at a beautiful outdoor performance space at Casa Flamenca! The space holds 160 people. This is a great way to get used to going out again with a killer lineup of many of Albuquerque’s best artists. Come out and support local music and check out this amazing new community space. Casa Flamenca created this space in the fall while dealing with the devastating impact of the pandemic on their business. A portion of the proceeds from each show will go to help them pay for the cost of building this space (around $10K, so a substantial investment!). If you would like to make additional donations to support them, you’ll have an opportunity to do that when you buy your tickets or you can DONATE NOW.
SEATING: We have enough seating to accommodate everyone!
PARKING: There is plenty of street parking, but you are also welcome to park at Monica’s El Portal across the street. Big thanks to Monica for letting us use their lot after hours!
CONCESSIONS: We have drinks (water, soda, sparkling water), chips & cookies and sometimes light snacks and homemade goodies.
Masks are not required if vaccinated. They are encouraged for lining up, checking in and entry. Most people are not wearing masks for the majority of the evening outside.
Photo by Jim Gale
New Orleans brass band-meets-Mardi Gras Indian outfit Cha Wa radiates the energy of the city’s street culture. My People, the band’s follow-up to their Grammy-nominated album Spyboy, feels like pure joy, a distillation of generations of New Orleans expression. But it also never fails to remind us how hard-won that joy was and still is: not least in the tense, funky and explosive title track, with its declaration “My people, we’re still here.”
“Mardi Gras Indian songs are inherently songs about freedom,” the band’s drummer, Joe Gelini, says. “And that struggle is as relevant today as it’s ever been.” Popmatters describes the band as “a grand gumbo of singing, intoxicating rhythms, and deep funk grooves that are impossible to resist.”