Monday, August 28, 2017

Afro-Latino music at the Skirball (video)

Sunset Concerts (Music); Xochitl, Ashley Wells (eds.), Wisdom Quarterly

About the Program
With their “singular, passionate, and purposeful voices” (NPR), Venezuelan singer Betsayda Machado and the multi-generational band of musicians and dancers La Parranda El Clavo take the stage for the final concert of the Skirball season.

KCRW logoHailing from the tiny Venezuelan village called El Clavo -- where their music ignites parties in the town square -- these masterful performers invite audiences to discover, indulge, and celebrate the contagious beats of Afro-Venezuelan soul. Arrive early to participate in a dance and drum workshop led by the ensemble!
  • FREE: Betsayda Machado y La Parranda El Clavo
  • Thursday, August 31, 8:00 pm
  • (Doors at 6:30 pm; dance/drum workshop at 7:00 pm)
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This engagement 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.
  • Know before you go! Maximize your Sunset Concerts experience by review in these frequently asked questions before you arrive.
  • Parking: $10 per car (cash only); street parking strictly prohibited. Concertgoers must show a parking stub in order to enter the concert. Please remember to bring the stub with you after you park. Carpooling is encouraged
  • Public transportation: Take Metro Rapid 734. 
  • Rideshare and taxi drop-off: For your safety, please request to be dropped off outside the main entrance. A Skirball staff member will then provide you with a wristband for admission.
  • Note: No outside alcoholic beverages, glass containers, glassware, or chairs permitted. Be sure to dress warmly as the courtyard can become chilly in the evenings.
Los Angeles County Arts CommissionThis year’s Sunset Concerts once again showcase eclectic music, singing, and dancing in a stunning, one-of-a-kind hillside setting. Reinterpreting traditional roots music from America and around the globe, these established and emerging artists will draw music fans from across greater Los Angeles.

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