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¡Parranda! Venezuelan Carnival Music by La Sardina de Naiguatá on Smithsonian Folkways

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Published on Apr 13, 2012

Venezuela's Caribbean coastal town of Naiguatá is home to one of that country's most celebrated Carnival musical traditions. In the 1970's, trumpeter Ricardo Díaz augmented the local legacy of Afro-Caribbean drumming traditions with brass, electric bass, keyboard, and women's chorus to create La Sardina de Naiguatá, the musical group that drives the town's annual cycle of public celebrations, including Carnival, Corpus Christi, and St. John the Baptist. ¡Parranda! brings us the contemporary, joyous sounds of the pre-Christian rite of "burying the sardine" to promote an abundant harvest of fish and crops. 20 tracks, 53 minutes, 40-page booklet with extensive bilingual notes.

Naiguatá, la ciudad costera caribe de Venezuela, es casa de uno de los mas celebrado tradiciones musicales del país, el Carnaval. En los 1970's, el trompetista Ricardo Díaz aumentó la legecia de las tradiciones de tamboreo afro caribes y incluyo tales instrumentos como el latón, bajo eléctrico, teclado, y el coro femenino para componer La Sardina de Naiguatá, el grupo musical que conduce las celebraciones públicas de la ciudad como el Carnaval, Corpus Christi, y St. John el Bautista cada año. ¡Parranda! nos trae los sonidos contemporaneous del rito precristiano "de sepultar a la sardina" para promover un cultivo abundante de pescado y cosechas. 20 canciones, 53 minutos, librito de 40 páginas con notas bilingües extensas.

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