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Venezuela: Its people hear it and see it

 Two original artists from this country are the protagonists in the production of a documentary and in the direction of a radio program, respectively. Being an example of Latin American cultural expansion.


jose-martinelli-fuego-miedo-oscuridad-noche-pixabayJuanjo Andrés Cuervo


They are Adriana Villa Guevara, artist, cinematographer and anthropologist; and singer and composer, José Delgado.

She has made the film “Belen”, that tells the story of a cacao farmer who inspired so many people through his music.

On the other hand, he will be in charge of directing the music programme, Nodo Sur, a radio platform made in conjunction with Chile and Venezuela.

Both have achieved an extensive record of work in their respective fields, based on their efforts during the last few years.

In fact, to create the documentary “Belen”, Adriana was living with the protagonist of the story, Belén Paclacios, for 4 months in Tapipa, their native community.

chile artesania pixabayBecause, thanks to the sound of their bamboo, this farmer from an Afro-Venezuelan town, was acting in theaters in different cities like New York, Washington, Fortaleza, Quito, Caracas and La Habana.

But this is not a conventional documentary, in that it doesn’t explain the protagonist’s life in a chronological fashion. Rather, it recounts the details using apparently disordered forms, mixing the different time periods.

Currently, Adriana Villa Guevara is working on a doctoral thesis in Anthropology and Ethnography related to this film, at the University of Barcelona.

On the other hand, Jose Delagado, who has more than a decade or artistic experience, will debut as an executive producer in the Nodo Sur program.

This programme tries to find cultural products from the continent [of South America], to share with the people living there, while they are aware of the importance of expanding their horizons to look for new areas of learning.

Directed by the Venezuelan, Rolando Rivas Casallas, and produced by ‘Enlaces Musicals’, it will provide an important meeting point for this region of South America.

artesania-colores-pixabay-2All this, through a music program, in which there is space for dialogue, photography and film.

Previously, the Caracas duo formed by José Delgado and Ronald Rivas Casallas, performed in the radio programme “The ladder is falling” for more than two years.

In it, they helped Latino, Indian, and African-Americans expand their goalsgold for integration in order to achieve a greater sense of identity.

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