World Arts West
SF Ethnic Dance Festival

Performers

JACKELINE RAGO & VENEZUELA 360š

ORIGIN: Venezuela
GENRE: Folkloric
MUSICIANS:
Jackeline Rago - Venezuelan cuatro, percussion and vocals
Anna Maria Violich-Olivier - vocals
Yonathan Gavidia - percussion
Abelardo Boloņo - Bass and percussion

Jackeline Rago is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, arranger, producer, and educator who specializes in her native Venezuelan folk music and other Latin American and Caribbean traditional and popular music. In summer 2019, Jackeline and master percussionist Yonathan Gavidia founded Rhythm Talks, a Venezuelan educational program to continue teaching, promoting, and presenting Venezuelan music. Jackeline has been a Venezuelan music performer and workshop leader nationally and internationally for over 20 years.

A musical journey through Venezuela