Betsayda Machado & La Parrando El Clavo – Loé Loá – Rural Recordings Under The Mango Tree

The latest release from the always on point Olinda records sees a reissue of this amazing field recording from Venezuela, originally released back in 2017.  Olinda are giving the album it’s much deserved first vinyl release aswell as a digital re-release.  The music on offer is mostly in a traditional Venezuelan style called ‘Parranda’ and features only vocals and percussion.  There are 17 singers and 12 percussionists contributing to the beautiful sounds.  You can order the vinyl or digital direct from the Olinda bandcamp below, or look out for it in the finer record stores.

There is also an NPR tiny concert which is also worth checking out

Insólito UniVerso – La Candela del Río

Olinda records, run by the Colectivo Futuro crew, have been gathering momentum with each release over the last year or so. This their fourth release is particularly special, an album from a Venezuelan quartet, based in Paris, Insólito UniVerso. The music on offer is equal parts joyous uptempo numbers mixed with deeper more melancholic moments. The album successfully fuses traditional Venezuelan styles with a more modern electronic sound. The band are also playing a gig this coming Friday at the Servant Jazz Quarters in Dalston, support on the night from the Colectivo Futura DJ’s.

Update – the band will be performing live Friday afternoon on Worldwide FM for those who didn’t get a ticket for the gig

Bandcamp

Tickets