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September 7th Concert

Celebrate and Sing with Us 

The rhythm pulses through the ground as the voices lift up to the heavens. Come sing, dance, and love as Avant ArtsAvejax Venezuelan-American Association of Jacksonville, and Art Museum for Private Collections welcomes 'Betsayda Machado y la Parranda El Clavo' from Venezuela to Jacksonville on Thursday, September 7th at MOCA.

The Afro Venezuelan traditions meet Afro-American culture at with traditional drums from Barlovento-Venezuela. The sound is unmistakably African in its roots, stemming from their Senegal roots.

Betsayda Machado y la Parranda El Clavo are touring the USA, Canada and Europe. The NY Times described the show as a unique experience that no one should pass up. They decided to stop in Jacksonville the night of September 7th, 2017 to share with us their music and their history.

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