Global Roots Festival: Betsayda Machado Y La Parranda El Clavo, Vox Sambou

Things to do The Cedar Cultural Center , Cedar-Riverside Tuesday September 19 2017
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Global Roots Festival: Betsayda Machado Y La Parranda El Clavo, Vox Sambou
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The Global Roots Festival, taking place September 18-20th 2017, connects Minnesotans to unique and innovative artistic voices through performances, educational programs, and workshops featuring international musicians. The Global Roots Festival is completely free for audiences, though reservations are encouraged for the evening performances.

Venezuelan artist Betsayda Machado is a vocal powerhouse. Raised in the small village of El Clavo in the region of Barlovento, her music with bandmates La Parranda El Clavo is deeply rooted in their shared Afro-Venezuelan heritage. As descendents of slaves from the area’s cacao plantations, the band shapes their songs around the politics and stories of their community, mixing complex polyrhythms on Venezuelan percussion instruments such as the tambora, tumbadora, culoepuya, cumaco, and furruco with call-and-response sections and thunderous vocals. Betsayda Machado y La Parranda El Clavo have been playing together for almost 30 years throughout Venezuela and the world, becoming icons of Afro-Venezuelan music along the way.

Haitian/Canadian hip-hop artist Vox Sambou uses kreyól (Haitian hip-hop) as a platform to denounce injustice, social imbalances and inequities. Performing alongside his six-piece band, Sambou’s sound is a dynamic fusion of traditional Haitian roots music, jazz, afrobeat, and reggae, with piercing lyrics in Creole, English, French and Spanish. He is a founding member of the revered Montreal hip-hop supergroup, Nomadic Massive as well as SOLID'AYITI, an initiative of artists and activists fighting for social justice in Haiti.
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By: Ticketfly Backstage Amplifier

Venue name: The Cedar Cultural Center
Address: 416 Cedar Ave S
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