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Afro-Venezuelan music of the coast

"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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1 hour

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Sat 19 Feb 2005 15:00

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  • Venezuelan harp music.

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

    Duration: 04:50

  • Music Played

    • Carlos Orozco

      Concierto en la Llanura

    • 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.

    Duration: 05:51

  • Music Played

    • 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.

    Duration: 03:28

  • Music Played

    • Drummers of St Millan

      A traditional piece

  • The beautiful Caribbean coast.

    Lucy and Gloria drive along the beautiful Caribbean coast.

    Duration: 06:23

  • Music Played

    • Drummers of St Millan

      A traditional piece

  • Lucy in Chuao.

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

    Duration: 05:55

  • Music Played

    • 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”.

    Duration: 06:24

  • Music Played

    • Drummers of Chuao

      Máquina Sesenta

    • Drummers of Chuao

      La Cueva del Mato

  • Lucy with Oswaldo Lares.

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

    Duration: 10:05

  • Lucy moves on to Curiepe.

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

    Duration: 09:20

  • Music Played

    • Drummers of Chuao

      Culve puya

    • 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.

    Duration: 05:17

  • Music Played

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