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Harp playing cowboys of the central plains

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.

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  • “Tumbling the bull".

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

    Duration: 03:48

  • Music Played

  • Lucy in Barquisimeto.

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

    Duration: 05:13

  • Music Played

    • Carlos Orozco and family

      Orozmania

  • Harp music in Venezuela.

    Gloria tells Lucy the history of harp music in Venezuela.

    Duration: 08:19

  • Music Played

  • Lucy interviews Carlos Orozco.

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

    Duration: 08:24

  • Music Played

    • Carlos Orozco and family

      La Nina de los Capachos

    • Carlos Orozco

      El Gavilan

  • “Musica llanera”.

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

    Duration: 08:00

  • Music Played

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

      Pescado del Pio

    • 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.

    Duration: 08:22

  • Music Played

    • 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.

    Duration: 04:53

  • Music Played

    • 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.

    Duration: 05:16

  • Music Played

    • : 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.

    Duration: 05:09

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