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  • blog February 13, 2015

    Guyanese Mixtape Double Feature

    The nation of Guyana is an intensely diverse place: It has ethnic groups from every continent–India, Africa, China, and Europe, as well as its indigenous peoples. It’s in South America, but very much part of the English-speaking Caribbean. And you … Read more »

  • blog May 30, 2013

    Tambor Santo Vol. 2

    One listen to Don Beto’s newest mix-tape, Tambor Santo Vol. 2, could serve as your weekly dosage of Venezuelan musical fire! (and yes, that is doctor recommended) Mixing, matching, and slicing tracks to create a rolling groove jam-packed with hypnotic, … Read more »

  • blog December 11, 2012

    La Gallera Social Club releases “Ecos del tercer Mundo Vol. 2″

    Ecos del tercer Mundo Vol. 1, the first release by La Gallera Social Club, a group of young musicians creating a thrillingly dreamy hybrid of Venezuelan roots, modern electronics, and laid-back indy coo, was easily one of the best things we heard … Read more »

  • interview July 25, 2012

    An Interview with La Gallera Social Club: A Charge of Afro-Venezuelan Energy

    A couple of weeks ago we stumbled upon a relatively-unknown musical gem from Venezuela called the La Gallera Social Club. The group effortlessly ties together folkloric elements of Venezuela’s musical past and contemporary styles, creating a well-crafted sound that is … Read more »

  • hip-deep September 15, 2007

    Venezuela: The Rise of Afro-Venezuelan Music to the Present Day Hugo Chavez Era

    Venezuela has the longest Caribbean coastline of any nation, and yet the vibrant African musical heritage thriving along that coast has been largely ignored by the nation’s media and music industry, and remains under-recognized internationally. That is now changing rapidly. … Read more »

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