Loé Loá - Rural Recordings Under The Mango Tree

by Betsayda Machado & La Parrando El Clavo

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We're absolutely thrilled to present a landmark album in Afro-Venezuelan music on vinyl for the first time. Originally released in 2017 on CD and Digital formats, Loé Loá gained critical acclaim in North America and Europe from the likes of NPR, The New York Times, and Songlines.

Most of the music on the album is in the style of 'Parranda', a traditional Venezuelan genre that literally translates into party. However, not every song is about joy and celebration as the band often sing about many of the most painful topics of daily life in Venezuela, as prevalent in 2019 as they were in 2017 when originally released: hunger, poverty, and shortages of basic medicine.

The entire album was recorded out in the open in Betsayda's home town of El Clavo in Barlovento, a region in the central Caribbean coast of Venezuela known for its cacao plantations and African heritage. It features 17 singers and 12 percussionists compared to the hundred or so that might be part of a real-life celebration. Yet the spirit, one of defiant survival and sheer joy, resounds the moment they strike the drum or sing the first note.

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released July 19, 2019

Produced by Juan Souki
Recorded by Dario Peñaloza & Javier Aponte
Assistant Recording Engineer: Fran Malavé
Mixed by Jose Luis Pardo aka DJ Afro
Assistant Mixing Engineer: Alejandro Silva
Re-mastered by Frank Merritt at The Carvery
Field Production by Imaginarios
Field Production Coordinator: Juan Jimenez
Field Production Team: Luis Roberto Acosta, Oscar Zambrano, Emile Massieu, Freddy Mendoza, Héctor Guerra, Jacobo Van Bochove
Photography by Vladimir Marcano
Cover Design by Chocotoy
Additional Design by Brunella Giannangeli

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Olindo Records is born in London from the music obsessives behind Colectivo Futuro, a cultural node where art forms and people converge.

The label will provide snapshots of the music championed by the label’s founders on their Boom Music show for Music Is My Sanctuary.

With Olindo Records, we hope to cover a wide variety of music for and from the soul.
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