HPU Hosts Free Concert Featuring Venezuelan Singer Betsayda Machado

HIGH POINT, N.C., June 8, 2018 – High Point University will host an evening of free music featuring Venezuelan singer Betsayda Machado from 6 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. on June 24 at the Cottrell Amphitheater. The concert is part of the Arts Splash summer concert series organized by the High Point Arts Council. It is free and open to the public; tickets are not required.

Machado, known as “the voice of Venezuela,” was raised in the small village of El Clavo in the region of Barlovento. Her recent recordings with Parranda El Clavo have brought new attention to the Venezuelan Afro-soul genre of tambor, which features percussion and voice in a way that is said to “make dancers float.” The New York Times’ Jon Pareles referred to this music as, “The kind of group that world-music fans have always been thrilled to discover: vital, accomplished, local, unplugged, deeply rooted.”

HPU partners with the High Point Arts Council each year to host one of the performances in the Arts Splash series. This season’s lineup features concerts in the genres of R&B, soul, folk, blues, Latin and funk held at various locations across High Point throughout the summer.

Attendees are invited to bring lawn chairs, blankets and picnic baskets to the family-friendly concert. In the event of rain, call 336-889-ARTS after 4 p.m. on the day of the concert to get the latest update on the event.

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