Calipso of El Callao

Calipso of El Callao

The origin of the Calipso of El Callao dates back to the time when the Antilleans arrived in Venezuela from the year 1870, they were mainly Trinidadians who were the largest population in the African-American Caribbean, but they also migrated from other Caribbean...

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Venezuelan Drums

Venezuelan Drums

The drums in Venezuela are a musical expression that has its origin in the African slaves that were established mainly by the coasts of the country, brought by the Spanish colonizers. In this way, religious practices and African traditions merged to mold a mixture of...

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San Pedro Parranda

San Pedro Parranda

San Pedro festivity begins mid-nineteenth century as a mockery of the political struggle between liberals and conservatives. Painting their faces in black with shoe polish and dressed in frock coat and top hat accompanied by cuatro and maracas. The most striking...

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Diablos Danzantes

Diablos Danzantes

It is a popular religious manifestation with over 300 years tradition embedded in several Venezuelan coastal states, it is a mixture of indigenous, black and Spanish cultures. As an act of good against evil in which the devils with their red costumes and colorful...

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Cruz de Mayo

Cruz de Mayo

The Cruz de Mayo festival has been declared Venezuela’s cultural heritage in 2014, is a tradition celebrated throughout the country since colonial times and which has been passed for over 150 years. Every May 3, Venezuelans dress the cross with bright flowers as an...

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