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Betsayda Machado y La Parranda El Clavo + VNote Ensemble, Free

June 16, 2018
1:00 pm
Yerba Buena Gardens Festival

Free. Outdoors. Fresh. | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival

While Venezuela’s devastating political crisis continues to deepen, it’s important to remember the country’s extraordinarily rich culture, an intricate skein of musical traditions embodied by this double bill. A rising force on the world stage, powerhouse Afro-Venezuelan vocalist Betsayda Machado and her percussion/vocal ensemble Parranda El Clavo play tambor, a celebratory tradition that evolved to accompany parties, parades and processions. Hailing from a central coast village founded by people escaping slavery during the colonial era, their lapidary harmonies flow over thickly textured rhythms tracing directly back to Senegal. Caracas-born, Oakland-based Jackeline Rago, a master of the four-string cuatro, opens with her Vnote Ensemble (and special guests), a group with an intoxicating fusion of Venezuelan styles and jazz, reflecting new Bay Area-cultivated roots.

Part of Yerba Buena Gardens Festival's Weekend Sessions. For our full summer schedule, visit www.ybgfestival.org.

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