Yerba Buena Gardens Festival Presents Betsayda Machado y La Parranda El Clavo + VNote Ensemble

When
Sat Jun 16
Where
Yerba Buena Gardens
Time
1:00pm-3:00pm
Cost
Free
Tags
Music

Description

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 y La Parranda El Clavo 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.

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Location

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  1. Yerba Buena Gardens Yerba Buena Gardens, San Francisco, CA