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BETSAYDA MACHADO Y LA PARRANDA EL CLAVO Bring the Sounds of Joy to Jacksonville


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. Called “pure joy,” by The New York Times, they’ve performed worldwide to glowing reviews; don’t miss your chance to see them live!

7 p.m. Sept. 7, Hemming Park, Downtown, $15-$25, 366-6911, avantcurious.org.

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