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Harp playing cowboys of the central plains

Duration:
1 hour
First broadcast:
Saturday 17 July 2004

In this second programme focusing on the hidden music of Venezuela, Lucy seeks out the harp-playing cowboys of the vast central plains: a hot, lonely and unwelcoming landscape with one of Latin America's most exquisite musical traditions.

Music and featured items

20 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
  • “Tumbling the bull".

    Lucy visits a cowboy event called “tumbling the bull".

  • Music Played

  • Lucy in Barquisimeto.

    Lucy in Barquisimeto, “the musical capital of Venezuela”.

  • Music Played

    • Image for Carlos Orozco and family

      Carlos Orozco and family Orozmania

  • Harp music in Venezuela.

    Gloria tells Lucy the history of harp music in Venezuela.

  • Music Played

  • Lucy interviews Carlos Orozco.

    Lucy interviews Carlos Orozco, Venezuela’s best haprist at his home in Barquisimeto.

  • Music Played

    • Image for Carlos Orozco and family

      Carlos Orozco and family La Nina de los Capachos

    • Image for Carlos Orozco

      Carlos Orozco El Gavilan

  • “Musica llanera”.

    Lucy goes in search of “musica llanera”, the harp music of central Venezuela’s plains.

  • Music Played

    • Image for jose Ali Nieves/Edgardo Hernendez/Jose Prevez/Daniel Villanueva

      jose Ali Nieves/Edgardo Hernendez/Jose Prevez/Daniel Villanueva Pescado del Pio

    • Image for jose Ali Nieves/Edgardo Hernendez/Jose Prevez/Daniel Villanueva

      jose Ali Nieves/Edgardo Hernendez/Jose Prevez/Daniel Villanueva Aquellos Tiempos de Ayer

  • Lucy in a farm.

    Lucy in a farm of cows watching the cowboys branding the cows.

  • Music Played

    • Image for Perf jose Ali Nieves/Edgardo Hernendez/Jose Prevez/Daniel Villanueva

      Perf jose Ali Nieves/Edgardo Hernendez/Jose Prevez/Daniel Villanueva Apure en un Viaje

  • Lucy in a “fiesta llanera”.

    Lucy in a “fiesta llanera”at a ranch entertained by local musicians and singers.

  • Music Played

    • Image for Anna/Edgardo Hernendez/Jose Prevez/Daniel Villanueva

      Anna/Edgardo Hernendez/Jose Prevez/Daniel Villanueva A traditional piece (untitled)

  • Lucy enjoys the food specialities.

    Lucy and Gloria in the “fiesta llanera” enjoying the food specialities.

  • Music Played

    • Image for :  Gregorio Ortiz/jose Ali Nieves/Edgardo Hernendez/Jose Prevez/Daniel Villanueva

      : Gregorio Ortiz/jose Ali Nieves/Edgardo Hernendez/Jose Prevez/Daniel Villanueva Potpourri Llanero

  • Lucy ends her trip.

    Lucy ends her trip describing the harsh and lonely life in this vast country.

  • Music Played

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