"The Hidden Music of Venezuela" - Lucy Duran explores the Afro-Venezuelan traditions of the Caribbean coast with rare field recordings made especially for the programme.
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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Venezuelan harp music.
Lucy Duran starts the programme with a piece of Venezuelan harp music.
Lucy in Puerto Cabello.
Lucy in Puerto Cabello with Gloria Carnevali, who tells the history of the port.
Drumming tradition in Venezuela.
Lucy in the Afro-Caribbean barrio of St. Millan talks about the drumming tradition.
The beautiful Caribbean coast.
Lucy and Gloria drive along the beautiful Caribbean coast.
Lucy in Chuao.
Lucy in Chuao, known to produce the best Cocoa beans in the world.
The young drummers of Chuao.
Chipiline and the young drummers of Chuao play a song called “the cave of the lizard”.
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.
Flight to meet Carlos Orozco.
Lucy and Gloria wait to take a flight to meet Venezuela’a top harp-player Carlos Orozco.
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