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Afro-Venezuelan music of the coast

Duration:
1 hour
First broadcast:
Saturday 10 July 2004

Lucy Duran introduces two programmes called "The Hidden Music of Venezuela".

It is a country frequently in the news for political unrest, but little known for its immensely rich music and culture. She explores the Afro-Venezuelan traditions of the Caribbean coast with rare field recordings made especially for the programme.

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20 items
  • Venezuelan harp music.

    Lucy Duran starts the programme with a piece of Venezuelan harp music.

  • Music Played

    • Image for Carlos Orozco

      Carlos Orozco Concierto en la Llanura

    • Image for Unknown Vocalists, St Milan, Venezuela

      Unknown Vocalists, St Milan, Venezuela A traditional piece

  • Lucy in Puerto Cabello.

    Lucy in Puerto Cabello with Gloria Carnevali, who tells the history of the port.

  • Music Played

    • Image for Drummers of St Millan

      Drummers of St Millan A traditional piece

  • Drumming tradition in Venezuela.

    Lucy in the Afro-Caribbean barrio of St. Millan talks about the drumming tradition.

  • Music Played

    • Image for Drummers of St Millan

      Drummers of St Millan A traditional piece

  • The beautiful Caribbean coast.

    Lucy and Gloria drive along the beautiful Caribbean coast.

  • Music Played

    • Image for Drummers of St Millan

      Drummers of St Millan A traditional piece

  • Lucy in Chuao.

    Lucy in Chuao, known to produce the best Cocoa beans in the world.

  • Music Played

    • Image for A traditional song

      A traditional song Chipoline

  • The young drummers of Chuao.

    Chipiline and the young drummers of Chuao play a song called “the cave of the lizard”.

  • Music Played

    • Image for Drummers of Chuao

      Drummers of Chuao Máquina Sesenta

    • Image for Drummers of Chuao

      Drummers of Chuao La Cueva del Mato

  • Lucy with Oswaldo Lares.

    Lucy with Oswaldo Lares, a collector and preserver of Venezuelan music.

  • Lucy moves on to Curiepe.

    Lucy moves on to Curiepe, a village with a unique drumming tradition.

  • Music Played

    • Image for Drummers of Chuao

      Drummers of Chuao Culve puya

    • Image for Drummers of Chuao

      Drummers of Chuao Tonada de mina

  • Flight to meet Carlos Orozco.

    Lucy and Gloria wait to take a flight to meet Venezuela’a top harp-player Carlos Orozco.

  • Music Played

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