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A Venezuelan Music Special

Jennifer Lucy Allan is back from a trip to Caracas with pockets full of music, from the cowboy songs of the plains to the dance-happy electronics of the barrios.

Venezuela is buckling under a severe economic crisis and in the capital, once a bohemian mecca riding high on oil prices, the streets are deserted in the evenings due to spiralling crime rates. Despite the gloomy headlines, music continues to thrive. Jennifer Lucy Allan travelled to Caracas recently and returns with pockets full of music, including: cowboy songs from the Southern plains; Changa Tuki, the hard electronic dance music of the barrios; and feverish musique concrète.

We also explore the idea of electro-shamanism with Venezuelan ambient-electronic composer Miguel Noya. He discusses how certain frequencies and binaural sound patterns can have transformative impacts on the brain, rooted in his experiences of ritual music amongst the indigenous people in the north of Venezuela.

Produced by Alannah Chance.
A Reduced Listening Production for BBC Radio 3.

2 hours

Last on

Fri 20 Mar 2020 23:00

Music Played

  • Vytas Brenner


  • Arturo García & Panchito Prim

    Pajarillo II (Joropo)

  • Miguel Noya


  • WaqWaq Kingdom

    Gift From God

  • Caroline Shaw

    Its Motion Keeps

    Choir: Brooklyn Youth Chorus.
  • Soledad Bravo

    Qué Dirá El Santo Padre

  • Jean C. Roché

    Guanare / Barinas

  • Laura Agnusdei

    Epiphyte Blues

  • Oswaldo Lares

    Canto De Pilón

  • El Khat

    Balagh Al Achbaab

  • Miguel Noya

    Huellas Circulares

  • Bill Orcutt

    Odds Against Tomorrow

  • Andrés Levell

    Décima Revelación. Caída de Lucifer

  • DJ Yirvin

    Dale culo al waperó

  • Psh-Psh

    Oigo voces (Esquizofrenia)

  • Arca


  • Sophie Cooper & Delphine Dora

    Greywood Miniatures side a

  • Arthur Russell

    Barefoot In New York

  • Lori Goldston

    Love's Bitter Strings (Bonnie Jean Cameron)

  • Ben Babbitt

    Dark Rum Noir

  • Musikautomatika


  • Simón Díaz

    Tonada De Luna Llena


  • Fri 29 Nov 2019 23:00
  • Fri 20 Mar 2020 23:00

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