La Sardina de Naiguatá: The Music of Carnaval

Formed over fifty years ago on the Venezuelan coast, La Sardina de Naiguatá performs the music of Carnaval.

At the 2012 Smithsonian Folklife Festival, the interplay between the group’s vibrant rhythms and women’s chorus quickly proved irresistible to dancers. You can hear more from La Sardina de Naiguatá on Smithsonian Folkways Recordings.

Videography by Ashlee Duncan, Becky Squire, John Wetmore, and Kelsey Michael.
Edited by Marinna Guzy.