"Pure joy."
—New York Times

Betsayda Machado is the voice of Venezuela.  Raised in the small village of El Clavo in the region of Barlovento,  her recent recordings with lifelong friends Parranda El Clavo brought new attention to Venezuelan Afro-Soul genre called tambor, a spirit-shaking percussion and voice fiesta, said to make dancers float.

FREE Afro-Venezuelan Dance Workshop Bing Concert Hall | 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM      
Prior to the show, join us for a 60-minute dance session accompanied by the master drummers of the ensemble La Parranda El Clavo.
  For more information, email frandzel@stanford.edu.


This engagement of Betsayda Machado and La Parranda El Clavo is funded through Southern Exposure: Performing Arts of Latin America, a program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts.