October

Venezuela
  • From September 15th to October 15th, we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month! This is why we chose to learn about music from Venezuela.

     

    About Venezuelan Music

    The music from Venezuela aries among different regions. The country is primarily known for its own salsa, merengue, and joropo styles. The Joropo is the national dance and it derives from the Spanis Fandango, which means "party" or "dance". Two intruments that are widely used are the guitar and mandolin. Other instruments include the harp, drums, and other percussion instruments. The music of Venezuela has African, Native South American, and European influences.

     

    Music Artists

    • Aldemaro Romero

    • Enrique Hidalgo

    • Teresa Carreno

    • Roberto Ruscitti

    • Edgar Ojeda

    • Conny Mendez

    • Ruben Cedeno

    • Percujazz Ensemble

    • Desorden Publico

    • Los Amigos Invisibles

    • Caramelos de Cianuro

     

    Audio and Videos

    In class, we will be listening to a different track every week. Here is what we have learned about so far: