Betsayda Machado y La Parranda El Clavo + VNote EnsembleThe rolling tragedy of Venezuela’s political and economic unraveling continues apace as the pervasive privation stands in stark contrast to the nation’s extraordinary cultural riches. This double bill introduces the charismatic Afro-Venezuelan vocalist Betsayda Machado and her percussion/vocal ensemble Parranda El Clavo, which is dedicated to a celebratory tradition known as tambor. Caracas-born, Oakland-based Jackeline Rago, percussionist, vocalist and master of the four-string cuatro, opens with an expanded version of her long-running VNote Ensemble, a group that blends traditional Venezuelan styles and jazz. 1 p.m. June 16.
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Nope, not 1978. Just a couple of weeks ago. Welcome to the Church of 8 Wheels, formerly known as Sacred Heart Church, which David (“call me D”) Miles Jr. has turned into the funkiest former Catholic church in the land. A sign on the front door points out that some still consider this sacred ground, so there is no smoking or drinking. But getting one’s groove on under the stained-glass windows, while crazy colored lights flash to a big beat and roller skaters zip about, is definitely encouraged.
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