Third International Percussion Festival in Barlovento, Venezuela

More than 350 percussionists from Chile, Colombia, Peru, South Africa and several states of Venezuela took part in the third  International Percussion Festival of Barlovento 2014 (FIPBAR).

By Rachel Boothroyd- TeleSur-AVN

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The festival celebrations began on August 27th (teleSUR/Rachael Boothroyd)
The festival celebrations began on August 27th (teleSUR/Rachael Boothroyd)

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There is a mix of all ages at the festival (teleSUR/Rachael Boothroyd)
There is a mix of all ages at the festival (teleSUR/Rachael Boothroyd)

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Palacios was the first drum maker in his community (teleSUR/Rachael Boothroyd)
Palacios was the first drum maker in his community (teleSUR/Rachael Boothroyd)

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Traditional ¨taparas¨from Venezuela, used from holding everything from spices to alcohol. (teleSUR/Rachael Boothroyd)
Traditional ¨taparas¨from Venezuela, used from holding everything from spices to alcohol. (teleSUR/Rachael Boothroyd)

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Nicolas Palacios explained that this drum takes less than a week to make (teleSUR/Rachael Boothroyd)
Nicolas Palacios explained that this drum takes less than a week to make (teleSUR/Rachael Boothroyd)

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Percussion as used for anger management! (teleSUR/Rachael Boothroyd)
Percussion as used for anger management! (teleSUR/Rachael Boothroyd)

The International Percussion Festival in Barlovento was born in 2012 to create a space to exchange the musical traditions of the Barlovento region and share new percussion techniques developed in Venezuela and the world.

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