Machado and her band, La Parranda El Clavo, hail from a tiny town of 1,500 souls–Afro-Venezuelan descendants of slaves who worked the cacao plantations, and the inheritors of a rich musical tradition steeped in polyrhythms and percussion, call-and-response singing with politically charged lyrics.
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Though the band’s name is a little on the nose (we get it: y’all are wanderers, like bards of old) the music is anything but typical.
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