Venezuelan Sounds 2005

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May-July 2005

"Venezuelan Sounds" was born out of the initiative of ambassador Bernardo Alvarez to create a landmark event in Washington to promote Venezuelan culture, using the Bolivarian Hall as the home for the event every year. "Venezuelan Sounds" is a cultural program of approximately one month every year, during which the most talented Venezuelan musicians of every region representing the full spectrum of all the Venezuelan musical spheres will be invited. Musicians living in Venezuela as well as those living abroad. Established artists that already have an international career as well as the young and upcoming ones. They will offer performances of the broad range of folkloric styles of each region as well as more contemporary versions of it.


· To promote the different cultural manifestations that occur in Venezuela.
· To bring together in important cities such as Washington DC, New York and Boston, Venezuelan artists who have a successful career in Venezuela or abroad, hence creating a process of inter-relations and musical exchange between them.
· To create and encourage unity through cultural values.
· To create a yearly cultural landmark event of Venezuela in the US.
· To promote the vast wealth of Venezuelan music. As much as the world knows the Argentinean "Tango" or the Brazilian "Samba" the idea is to make the Venezuelan "Joropo" part of the musical vocabulary of the world.
· To transform the image of Venezuela by way of its performing arts and artists. In a country with over 200 different musical rhythms across the territory, this program will be a vehicle of getting this fact to be out.
· To bring an opportunity to the Venezuelan artists to promote themselves with the international audience that is found in Washington DC.


- Cultural Events May 2005
- Cultural Events April 2005

- Cultural Events March 2005
- Cultural Events February 2005
- Past Cultural Events

Please send e-mail to the Cultural Affairs Office with questions or comments