Betsayda Machado y La Parranda El Clavo and Sammy Figueroa and His Latin Jazz Explosion Share A Double Bill
The music continues at Princeton's Pettoranello Gardens Amphitheater (Route 206 and Mountain Ave.) with a double Bill Starring Venezuelan music icons Betsayda Machado y La Parranda El Clavo and Latin jazz superstar Sammy Figueroa and His Latin Jazz Explosion on Saturday, July 22 at 7PM.
This FREE concert is presented by Blue Curtain, in co-operation with the Princeton Recreation Department.
Multi-Grammy nominee and legendary percussionist Sammy Figueroa is considered to be the premier percussionist in today's Latin jazz. He has recorded and toured with MiLes Davis, Chet Baker, Sonny Rollins, Michel Camilo, Chaka Khan, David Bowie and countless other distinguished artists. "Sammy Figueroa is truly jazz greatness." - Miami New Times. Watch video here.
Venezuelan artist Betsayda Machado is a vocal powerhouse. Raised in the small village of El Clavo in the region of Barlovento, her music with bandmates La Parranda El Clavo is deeply rooted in their shared Afro-Venezuelan heritage. As descendants of slaves from the area's cacao plantations, the band shapes their songs around the politics and stories of their community, mixing complex polyrhythms on Venezuelan percussion instruments such as the tambora, tumbadora, culoepuya, cumaco, and furruco with call-and-response sections and thunderous vocals. Betsayda Machado y La Parranda El Clavo have been playing together for almost 30 years throughout Venezuela and the world, becoming icons of Afro-Venezuelan music along the way. Watch video here.
Betsayda Machado y La Parranda El Clavo'a appearance is sponsored in part by a grant from Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation. An informal talk and Q&A with the artists will follow their performance.
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