Afro-Venezuelan Culture in San Agustín.
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San Agustín is a south-central Caracas, Venezuela, district that began to form in the late 1800s. People from Margarita Island and the Venezuelan Andes, but especially from the Black areas of Venezuela, populated this culturally rich community known as the musical district of Caracas. This video portrays the history and mixture that shaped the art, music, and identity of San Agustín in the voices of its cultural leaders and musicians who keep alive the Afro-Venezuelan culture. A dance teacher, drum students, teachers, a flutist, and percussionists of Afro-Venezuelan music talk about their careers, music projects, and digital strategies to continue making art, despite the significant impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
By Trópico 70 Diggin Lab.
San Agustín, Venezuela, 2021