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Carlos Orozco Session

Lucy Duran introduces a session by Venezuelan harp virtuoso Carlos Orozco. On a rare UK visit, he performs the joropo dance music found in the vast central plains of his country.

Lucy Duran introduces a session by the Venezuelan harp virtuoso Carlos Orozco. On a rare UK visit, he performs the lively "joropo" dance music found in the vast central plains of Venezuela. He is joined by a 3-piece band which includes his son Caryas, a leading exponent of the Venezuelan maracas. Producer James Parkin.

Carlos Orozco and his band are in London for Viva Venezuela, a major celebration of dance at London's Palladium, in aid of the British Red Cross. Joropo is one of the dance forms that will feature, and, it is performing the music that accompanies this dance that has made Carlos Orozco his name. Joropo is from the Arabic, xärop, a sweet liquid.
In modern joropo the dancers mark the rhythm stamping on the floor. The man hits the floor with the full force of his whole foot, whilst the woman responds in silence, shuffling her feet in a series of intricately sweeping, high speed patterns. The man and woman never lose touch with each other. The joyful music that Carlos and his band of virtuosic musicians play is fast, infectious, and above all, uplifting.

Also in the programme Lucy talks to Fairouz Nishanova about the Aga Khan Music Initiative.

1 hour

Last on

Sun 23 Oct 2011 20:45

Music Played

  • BBC Studio Session - Carlos Orozco

    • Trad arr Carlos Orozco

      Meregaviquitapola de pajarillo

      Artist: Carlos Orozco Performers: Carlos Orozco (harp) Caryas Orosco (maracas) Edward Ramirez (cuatro) Lester Paredes (bandola)

      • BBC Studio Session.
      • Sunday 9th October 2011, Broadca.
    • Carlos Orozco

      A mi Mascota/con dos en uno

      Artist: Carlos Orozco Performers: Carlos Orozco (harp) Caryas Orosco (maracas)

      • BBC Studio Session.
      • Sunday 9th October 2011, Broadca.
  • Olucha Mualibshoev, The Badakhshan Ensemble

    Falak

    • Music of Central Asia Vol. 5: Badakshan Ensemble - Song and Dance from the Pamir Mountains.
    • Smithsonian Folkways Recordings.
    • SFW CD 40524.
  • Dilbarjan Bekturdyeva, Habibulla Kurambaev

    Birallaim (My Only God)

    • Music Of Central Asia Vol. 7: In The Shrine Of The Heart:.
    • Smithsonian Folkways Recordings.
    • SFW CD-40526.
  • Homayun Sakhi

    Zuhal's Song

    Performers: Homayun Sakhi (Afghan rubab) Mukhtor Muborakqadomov (Badakhshani setar) Sirojiddin Juraev (dutar) Salar Nader (tabla, zerbaghali)

    • Music Of Central Asia Vol. 9: In The Footsteps Of Babur:.
    • Smithsonian Folkways.
    • SFW-CD40528.
  • BBC Studio Session - Carlos Orozco

    • Carlos Orozco

      Caballo Viejo

      Composer: Simon Diaz Artist: Carlos Orozco Performers: Carlos Orozco (harp) Caryas Orosco (maracas) Edward Ramirez (cuatro) Lester Paredes (bandola)

      • BBC Studio Session.
      • Sunday 9th October 2011, Broadca.
    • Carlos Orozco

      Un diamante en seis

      Composer: Trad arr Edward Ramirez, Lester Paredes Performers: Caryas Orosco (maracas) Edward Ramirez (cuatro) Lester Paredes (bandola)

      • BBC Studio Session.
      • Sunday 9th October 2011, Broadca.
    • Carlos Orozco

      El Gavilan

      Composer: Trad arr Carlos Orozco Performers: Caryas Orosco (maracas) Edward Ramirez (cuatro) Lester Paredes (bandola)

      • BBC Studio Session.
      • Sunday 9th October 2011, Broadca.

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