Friday Music Series: Betsayda Machado & Parranda El Clavo
Betsayda Machado is the voice of Venezuela. Raised in the small village of El Clavo in the region of Barlovento, her recent rural recordings with lifelong friends Parranda El Clavo brought new attention to the Venezuelan Afro-Soul genre “Tambor,” a spirit-shaking percussion and voice fiesta, said to make dancers float. After their New York City debut in January 2017, New York Times' Jon Pareles called Betsayda and Parranda: "The kind of group that world-music fans have always been thrilled to discover: Vital, accomplished, local, unplugged, deeply rooted." The ensemble is celebrating its 30th anniversary. The Georgetown University Friday Music Series features acclaimed artists in free concerts at 1:15 p.m. on select Fridays.
McNEIR HALL, NEW NORTH BUILDING
Friday, April 6 at 1:15pm
37th and O St., N.W., Washington