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San Juan's Night, a celebration of Venezuela's Heritage and Traditions
Sat 24 June 2017, 19:00 – 23:30 BST
Celebration of Venezuela's most iconic symbol of Freedom!
Join us for a great party with Chebeto and Kinacho, two talented musicians that will make you dance all night long. They have an amazing repertoire of Latin American music.
A group of venezuelans friends are getting together to bring the dances of the San Juan's drums, but you can join us during the performances. Just open to a new experience that melts the African rhythms with lots of energy and happiness.
We are going to have a cash bar and venezuelan typical finger food like empanadas and tequeños!
A little history:
San Juan drums frenzy mark the festivities on June 24, when it celebrated the day of San Juan Bautista in populations of African heritage in Venezuela; date that closes the cycle drought of Venezuelan traditional parties, when collected the best cocoa harvest of the year, after the summer solstice. The roots of this tradition is maintained in the populations of several States: Miranda (BArlovento, Cúpira and Rio Chicor), Vargas (Naiguatá), Aragua (Cata and Curiepe), Carabobo and Yaracuy; his veneration features vary according to the town, but the element of cohesion are the peals of drum. The 23rd streets of the villages are decorated with colorful altars in honor to San Juan; who is greeted with peals of drums on June 24 while they sing the verse San Juan todo lo tiene, San Juan to Loda (San Juan have it all ! San Juan give it all !