Betsayda Machado and Parranda El Clavo
"If theres a god it sounds like this woman," producer Juan Souki on the voice of Betsayda Machado.
Dubbed The Black Voice of Barlovento, Venezuelan singer Betayda Machado is seen as the carrier of a long tradition of nearly extinguished black music genres. In what's sure to be a stunning performance, Machado is joined by her hometown's resident percussion ensemble—La Parranda El Clavo. El Clavo began as a joyful, unstructured jam group decades ago, and has matured into a virtuoso percussion and voice ensemble. The music's raw percussive nature is reminiscent of other African-rooted music—from countries like Colombia, Cuba and Brazil—but was born of its own unique history and culture. Join us for an unforgettable summer evening at Bing Concert Hall.