When: Sept. 19 & 20
Location: National Hispanic Cultural Center
In Conjunction with Spanish Market
Purchase Tickets by phone at (505) 982-2226 ext 111
Tickets: $40 per person.
Anna Maria Cardinalli, classical flamenco guitarist and accomplished scholar, will share her passion for the richness of Latino culture at the Loretto Chapel, Thursday, July 25, 2013. Seats are $40 per person. This is a 62nd Annual Traditional Spanish Market Week event.
Very Limited Seating available. Call (505) 982-2226 ext 111 for reservations.
Cardinalli is an 18th-generation native of Santa Fe, NM, and considers herself an original link to Spanish colonial culture. She recorded her first album at age 15. Shortly after, she successfully launched her own label, Musica Mundial Productions. Her musical talent has gained her international acclaim, with performances at the Kennedy Center for the prince of Spain and with the Santa Fe Opera. Cardinalli also provided vocals for a Kanye West and Malik Yusef album, titled “Good Morning, Good Night.” She was awarded the Mother Theresa Award, which recognizes the achievements of “those who beautify the world,” for her artistic efforts.
Cardinalli is a professor of intelligence and national security studies at American Military University. She completed her bachelor’s degree summa cum laude at St. Mary’s College of California at age 18; her master’s degree at St. John’s College at 20; and became the youngest person to receive a Ph.D. from the University of Notre Dame at the age of 25.
Following article written by Tim Talley, Willimantic, Conn. - Anna Maria Cardinalli-Padilla, an internationally known classical flamenco guitarist and opera singer… is of Spanish and Sicilian descent, and captures her proud heritage in her musical style. She is an 18th-generation Santa Fean, an original link to the Spanish colonial culture. Cardinalli-Padilla recorded her first album and successfully launched her own label, Musica Mundial Productions at the age 15. Her musical talents have brought her international recognition as she has performed at the Kennedy Center, for the Prince of Spain and with the Santa Fe Opera. Cardinalli-Padilla has also provided vocals for an album featuring Kanye West and John Legend, “Good Morning Good Night.” She was awarded the Mother Theresa Award for her artistic efforts.Cardinalli-Padilla has a great passion for her country. During her doctoral dissertation, Cardinalli-Padilla became an expert in the cultural relationships between Islam, Judaism and Christianity. Following the events of Sept. 11, 2001, she used her expertise to assist U.S. government efforts to improve cultural understanding and aid in combating terrorism. Cardinalli-Padilla also served as a senior social scientist with the U.S. Army on an Army Human Terrain Team, where she was embedded with the U.S. Marines, and has travelled to Iraq and Afghanistan while working for the FBI. She has received the Joint Service Civilian Commendation Medal and the Secretary of Defense Medal for the Global War on Terrorism for her service to her country. Cardinalli-Padilla’s interaction with Afghan communities was filmed by National Geographic Explorer for its opening piece next season. Cardinalli-Padilla is currently a professor of Intelligence and National Security Studies at American Military University. She completed her bachelor’s degree summa cum laude at St. Mary’s College of California at age 18. At 20, she completed her master’s degree at St. John’s College in New Mexico. At age 25, Cardinalli-Padilla also became the youngest person, 25, to receive a Ph.D. from the University of Notre Dame.