Betsayda Machado & La Parranda El Clavo – Loé Loá – Rural Recordings Under the Mango Tree (Odelia, 2017)
Loé Loá – Rural Recordings Under the Mango Tree is a set of Afro-Venezuelan celebratory songs. It’s vibrant, hip-shaking roots music featuring vocals and drums.
The album includes a large multigenerational cast of singers and percussionists, many of them cocoa farmers, from a small village called El Clavo in the tropical Barlovento region of Venezuela.
Betsayda Machado & La Parranda El Clavo is one of the acts selected to perform at the influential WOMEX world music showcases later this year in Poland. They are currently touring the United States and will be back in 2018.
World music festival globalFEST announced the lineup of showcase artists scheduled to perform on January 8, 2017 at Webster Hall in New York City.
The artists include Congolese rumba band L’Orchestre Afrisa (D.R. Congo/USA); Afro-Venezuelan artist Betsayda Machado; Washington DC’s go-go band Rare Essence; Ranky Tanky’s Gullah Sea Island music; Cuba’s legendary Septeto Santiaguero; the electro-Angolan roots sound of Batida; Rudresh Mahanthappa’s Indo-Pak Coalition; Korea’s SsingSsing; African nu-soul singer Jojo Abot; and the mesmerizing Estonian avant-folk violinist and singer Maarja Nuut.
Additional artists will be announced at a later time.