The rhythm pulses through the ground as the voices lift up to the heavens. Come sing, dance, and love as Avant Arts, Avejax 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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