The Voice of Venezuela: Betsayda Machado y La Parranda
Friday March 16, 7pm
Elebash Hall, 365 5th Ave
Betsayda Machado is the voice of Venezuela. Raised in the small village of El Clavo in the region of Barlovento, her recent rural recordings with lifelong friends Parranda El Clavo brought new attention to Venezuelan Afro-Soul genre called tambor. A spirit-shaking percussion and vocal fiesta, said to make dancers float.
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