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Afropop Exclusive Mix: Afro-Venezuela

We’re back with another installment in our Afropop exclusive mixtape series! This one comes courtesy of Ricardo Vergara, who put together a mix of some terrific Venezuelan music in styles ranging from the African influenced tambor to the folk styles gaita and llanera. You can check out our Hip Deep show “Venezuela: The Rise of Afro-Venezuelan Music to the Present Day Hugo Chavez Era” for an in-depth history of the African influence on Venezuelan music.

Track List:
0:00 Tambor Urbano – El Hacha
5:17 Los Amigos Invisibles – Loco Por Tu Amor
8:59 VHG – La Voy a Tocar a Pie
12:30 María Rivas – El Manduco
15:36 Oscar D’León – Llorarás
19:21 Las Chicas del Can – El Negro No Puede (Waka Waka)
23:24 Reynaldo Armas – La Muerte del Rucio Moro

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    Disclaimer: Las Chicas del Can are originally Dominican but their music is key within Venezuelan culture.