ASUNM Student Special Events (SSE) is the branch of student government (ASUNM) that provides the University of New Mexico with multicultural, diverse events that include concerts, speakers, a spring festival (Fiestas), and community outreach activities. For an idea of what types of events SSE produces, please go to our events section.
The 11th Annual UNM Fight for Fiestas Applications are available in the Additional Information section below. Applications are due January 27th to SUB Room 1064. Each band must be comprised of at least one currently enrolled UNM
student, some alumni exceptions.
Each band will be allotted a maximum of 15 minutes to play, this does NOT
include set-up or sound check time. That will be determined after all
applications are turned in.
There will be a mandatory meeting for the selected artists on Tuesday,
February 7th @ 5PM in the SSE office in Room 1064 in the Student Union Building.
At least one band member must attend.
Judging will be part audience vote and part staff choice.
*The winner* will have a spot at this year’s music and art festival, Fiestas–
April 8th 2017.
ASUNM Student Special Events welcomes back to UNM - Step Afrika!
Step Afrika! was founded in 1994 as the first professional company dedicated to the tradition of stepping. It now ranks as one of the top ten African American dance companies in the United States.
The Company blends percussive dance styles practiced by historically African American fraternities and sororities, African traditional dance and influences from a variety of other dance and art forms. Performances are much more than dance shows; they integrate songs, storytelling, humor, and audience participation. The blend of technique, agility, and pure energy makes each performance unique and leaves the audience with their hearts pounding.
Step Afrika! promotes stepping as an educational tool for young people, focusing on teamwork, academic achievement and cross-cultural understanding. It reaches tens of thousands of Americans each year through a 50-city tour of colleges and theatres and performs globally as a cultural ambassador.
FIESTAS is ASUNM Student Special Event's end of the year all-day outdoor concert on Johnson Field. Past headliners have included Carnage, Brother Ali, Flosstradamus, Calexico, Twista, Breathe Carolina and more! Check back in the spring for an update on performers and activities.