On October 1st, Patricia and I attended a NIF (National Institute of Flamenco) Ambassador’s Circle event at the Albuquerque Museum. We saw the premier of a new documentary: “Twin Cultural Legacies Woven Together” which recounts the evolution of flamenco in Albuquerque and New Mexico and the part the Encinias family and the Ambassador’s Circle played in it. As a member of the NIF Board of Directors, I was please to see NIF, the Encinias family, and the original members of the Ambassador’s Circle tell their stories in such a compelling way.

You can see the documentary on YouTube at Twin Cultural Legacies Woven Together

Two of NIF’s student dancers, Niños and Teeños, performed before the film.

Rather than return to Santa Fe after the premier, we decided to stay in Albuquerque for the night. The place we picked to stay was, by coincidence, an ideal place to watch the first morning of the 2021 Albuquerque Balloon Festival. We saw lots of balloons in the sky on Saturday morning and were close to 3 landings. I took lots of pictures and even remembered to take some videos. The slide show above has a sample of the images. To see the full set, along with the videos, go to the album at Albuquerque Balloon Festival 2021.

Teeños performance at Albuquerque Museum

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