Las Cantoras Album Release Party • VIRTUAL
Between 1960 and 1980, Venezuelan architect and folklorist Oswaldo Lares recorded more than 1,000 tracks of rural songs throughout his native Venezuela. In them, he captured little known genres and singers that would later become emblems of Venezuelan folklore. In the forthcoming album Las Cantoras, Venezuelan Afro-soul artist Betsayda Machado collaborates with Lares to curate a compilation of these archival recordings featuring female singers. Through this unique collaboration, the two will release a rarely seen side of Venezuela. This virtual album release party includes dynamic conversation and album teasers of Las Cantoras.
The album is produced in collaboration with Guillermo Lares, Odelia Artists founder Juan Souki and The Arts Center at NYU Abu Dhabi. As part of this album release party, Machado will conduct a virtual residency with The Clarice live from Venezuela and visit with ethnomusicology and Spanish literature students at the University of Maryland.
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