Justin Schatz is The Paper's daily news reporter. He has reported on New Mexico for KRQE News, Searchlight NM and the Santa Fe Reporter.



The Albuquerque Art & History Museum will be open late on Thursday for a special event that will include live music and art. Local South American band Baracutanga is set to play while Santa Fe artist Gaseli Adeyemo will die fabric indigo in a traditional Yoruba tie-dye technique.

For anyone unfamiliar with Baracutanga, the seven-member South American band blends traditional South American sound with a refreshingly contemporary approach. The majority of their tracks are quintessentially salsa, with nods to other burgeoning South American genres. “Rumba de Burque,” currently their number one track on Spotify, is undeniably easy on the ears and begs any listener to hit the dance floor. 

Gaseli Adeyemo will be dying fabrics until 8 pm. The Nigerian-born and now Santa Fe-based artist honed his craft at the Nike Center for Arts and Culture in Lagos and has dedicated his time to the medium ever since. The featured exhibit at the museum is Indelible Blue: Indigo Across the Globe, which highlights the history, techniques and influence of indigo dying across the world. The exhibit will be on show until April 24. 

The free special event will be open from 6 pm to 8 pm. For more information head to https://www.cabq.gov/artsculture/albuquerque-museum.