Dec1

Betsayda Machado @ Aguinaldos y Parrandas

Aguinaldos y Parrandas, Princeton, NJ

Everyone is invited for a musical party with venerated Afro-Venezuelan folk music singer Betsayda Machado – the voice of Venezuela - and Grammy-nominated cuatro/mandolin virtuoso Jorge Glem to celebrate the start of Maestro Gustavo Dudamel’s residency at Princeton University Concerts! In a program called “Aguinaldos y Parrandas,” the duo, alongside Maestro Dudamel’s colleagues Diego Álvarez on percussion and Gonzalo Teppa on bass, gives us a taste of timeless holiday traditions that are to this day celebrated throughout Latin American villages in a performance described on NPR as “one of the most joyful shows I’ve seen in years.”
Dec5

Betsayda Machado @ World Music Collider: Aguinaldos, Parrandas and Gaitas

World Music Collider: Aguinaldos, Parrandas and Gaitas, Williamsburg, MA

Betsayda Machado, the Voice of Venezuela, returns to the Valley for an intimate session at New City Brewery with the peerless cuatro player Jorge Glem (C4 TRIO), Latin Grammy winner Diego Alvarez “El Negro” on percussion, and jazz bassist Rodner Padilla. While each of these musicians is separately renowned in Venezuela, they’ve partnered together for a special year-end tour to share their holiday traditions with us. For this special event, we’re delighted to be partnering again with the Pioneer Valley Workers Center to celebrate their transformative work in the Valley. $15 adv / $20 door. Limited seating available. Handicapped accessible. Children under 12 FREE.
Dec8

Betsayda Machado @ Aguinaldos, Gaitas & Parrandas!

Aguinaldos, Gaitas & Parrandas!, Miami, FL

The “Voice of Venezuela” makes her triumphant return to the Koubek Center, together with renowned cuatro player Jorge Glem, to ring in the season with her country’s joyous holiday music. Join us for this festive celebration honoring Latin American holiday traditions and songs.