And Now For Something Completely Defiant
It’s a new day in Venezuela, and so it’s a new day here at BoRev, tambien. And, really, nothing says “fresh start” quite like free music downloads, right? Starting today we are psyched to introduce a partnership with the University of Iowa’s own token ethno-musicologist, T.M. “Tomás” Scruggs, who got back this January from an 18-month stint in the Bolivarian Republic, where he documented, catalogued and recorded the diverse musical sounds of a revolution in progress.
You can listen to his kick-ass hour-long ethno-musical journey through the country here. And in the weeks and months ahead, you’ll also find a frequently updated archive of Venezuelan music on this site, complete with pix and Ph.D. quality descriptions, or your money back!
This week we’re starting out with streaming, but soon (i.e. “once we figure out how to do it”) we’ll be offering actual free MP3 downloads of music, never before heard outside Venezuela. Let’s kick it off with a fierce all-woman salsa band from the Caracas barrios.
Let the healing begin! After the jump…