Global Notes: Music Of Venezuela
Recent news coming out of Venezuela has been dominated by humanitarian issues, blackouts and a political power struggle for the country’s presidency. Worldview’s music contributor and host/producer on Vocalo’s "Beat Latino" Catalina Maria Johnson joins us on Wednesdays for "Global Notes." Today, we’ll explore with her another side of Venezuela — its vibrant culture of folk and protest music. Tune in to hear samples of artists like Simon Diaz, who toured the country collecting the work ballads of cowboys, fishermen and other day laborers, and Betsayda Machado, the leading voice of Afro-Venezuelan music.