TRC presents: Afro-Venezuelan Music & Culture

Total Refreshment Centre, London

Monday, 21 May 2018

19:00 – 23:00

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TRC, Música Infinita & Vince Vella present a night of Afro-Venezuelan music and culture with:

Oswaldo Lares: Música de Venezuela 1972-1980 a sonic lecture with Guillermo Lares, Oswaldo’s youngest son and founder of ArchivO Lares, will be presenting the memoirs of his father’s investigative journeys and the musical universe he uncovered through a selection of original materials in a variety of formats compiled throughout the 60s, 70s, and 80s with the aim of sharing his own experience of discovery with the musics of a territory that has been often undervalued.

Belén: a film screening and conversation with Director Adriana Vila Guevara. Belén, also known as "La Reina del Quitiplá", was a cocoa farmer and musician from a small Afro-Venezuelan village that, unaware of her powers, became a main inspiration for her community and for people all over the American continent. This will be the first and only screening in London.

Live Performance: led by Venezuelan musician and vocalist Luzmira Zerpa (Family Atlantica / Soundspecies) and exploring some of the traditional rhythms of the vast musical traditions of her home country.

Afro-Venezuelan & Latin Rhythms: played by DJs Vince Vella ( and colectivo futuro (


Total Refreshment Centre , Unit 2a Foulden road , London