The City of Doral in partnership with The Rhythm Foundation is set to present Betsayda Machado and Parranda El Clavo at the highly anticipated 4th Annual Ritmo Doral, a multinational concert and cultural event on March 14 in Downtown Doral Park.
The free, family-friendly festival, promoting the community’s cultural, diplomatic, business, and tourism ties, will feature food and drink vendors, samplings and activities for kids, as well as arts offerings and cultural activations from Doral’s Sister Cities and the local community.
Raised in the small village of El Clavo in the Barlovento region, the Parranda El Clavo are a group of friends making music together for more than 30 years, the spirit-shaking percussive Afro-Venezuelan-soul known as tambor. South Florida audiences discovered this electrifying group last year during their month-long residency at the Colony Theater in Miami Beach. Working with Miami New Drama, they developed the musical Viva La Parranda, to share the stories of the group and their village.
Describing their 2018 NPR Tiny Desk Concert, one journalist wrote, “Watching Betsayda Machado y Parranda El Clavo perform is like peering back in time. The large bamboo cylinders, the djembe-like drums and the large friction drum together create a symphony of interlocking polyrhythms that was unlike anything I’d heard. Machado’s vocals soar over the unrelenting rhythms.”
Opening for Betsayda Machado will be two popular Miami-based alt-Latino artists, Cortadito with their traditional Cuban ensemble; and Zona de Bomba, who play traditional Puerto Rican bomba y plena; plus, much more.