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Untitled Document

Jungle Rudy, the Chronicle of a Family Jungle Rudy, Kroniek Van Een FamilieNetherlands, 2006, 89 Minutes, Dutch, German, Spanish with English subtitles

Film Website: View Site
Interests: Latin American, Venezuela
Section: World View

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Saturday, June 16, 10:45 a.m. AFI (American Film Institute) de Silver Springs

North America Premiere
Raised in luxury, Rudy turned his back on his fortune, escaped to the Venezuelan jungle, started a family and ultimately launched a tourist camp so successful that he himself had to eventually seek solace... again.

June 18th
Concierto C4 Trio
Vituoso Cuatro Players Jorge Glem, Hector Molina and Edward Ramirez at the Millenium Stage of Kennedy Center

cuatro trio

Grand Opening Concert Venezuelan Sounds 2007
C4 Trio and Afro-venezuelan band ELEGGUA at the Bolivarian Hall
June 20

sounds 07

III Salsa Party "Summer Night" - Fiesta de Salsa "Noche de Verano
At the Bolivarian Hall
Friday, June 22, 2007
7:00 PM - 12:00 AM



Music and entertainment
Salsa dance demo
Silent Auction of Ibero-American art, crafts and more!
Tickets: $30 online or through the embassies ($35 limited quatity available at the door)
Bolivarian Hall
2443 Massachusetts Ave. NW
Washington DC, 20008
Dress code: very casual

Tickets here


Grand Opening Copa America
June 26
At the Bolivarian Hall
Uruguay-Peru / 9-11 Venezuela-Bolivia


copa america

A musical voyage with the African diaspora throughout the Americas
Brother Ah and ELEGGUA
At the Lincoln Theatre
June 27






June 10: Aquiles Baez at the  Millenium Stage. Kennedy Center. Washington DC. 6pm
June 18: C4 Trio at the Millenium Stage. Kennedy Center. Washington DC. 6pm
June 20: C4  Bolivarian Hall C4 Trio and Afro-venezuelan band Elegguá, Washington DC. 7pm
June 21: C4 Trio at the Consulate of Venezuela in New York. 6:30pm
June 22: C4 Trio at the "Painted Bride Art Center". Filadelfia. 7pm
June 23: Aquiles Baez, C4 Trio and Eleggua at the Clifford Brown Jazz Festival. Wilmington, Delaware.
June 27: Eleggua at the Lincoln Theater. Washington DC. 7pm 
June 28: Eleggua at the Consulate of Venezuela in New York. 6:30pm
June 29: Elegua at the Dominican Women Development Center. New York.
June 30: Eleggua at the Riverside Church de NY. 6pm
July 3: Eleggua at the  Millenium Stage. Kennedy Center. Washington DC. 6pm
July 7: Eleggua at the Concha Acustica de Guaynabo de Puerto Rico .  
July 8: Eleggua at the Centro Cultural de Cooperativas COPI. San Juan de Puerto Rico. 
July 10: Marco Granados at the Caramoor Music Festival. New York.
July 11: Eleggua at the Station Museum. Houston, Texas. 7pm.
July 12: Eleggua at Chevron  Corporations Headquarters. Houston , Texas . 12pm
July 14, 15: Eleggua en International Folk Art Market. Santa Fe, New Mexico.
July 18: Eleggua at La Pena Cultural Center. Oakland, California . 8pm 
July 19: Eleggua at Chevron Corporation Headquarters San Ramon, California. 12pm
July 21: Eleggua at the Festival Betances of Villa Victoria. Boston. 6:30pm
August 3: Huascar Barradas at the Arturo Sandoval Club. Miami, Florida.
August 5: Huascar Barradas at the Millenium Stage. Kennedy Center. Washington DC. 6pm


Primer Gran Festival Independencia de Venezuela
1 de julio


Este 1ro de julio el Festival  Venezolano más esperado del año viene más fuerte que nunca con una nueva imagen, porque 4 Seasons Productions viene a traerte el mejor Festival Cultural Venezolano de todos los tiempos. Con más de 8 años de experiencia vamos sobre pasar todas las expectativas.

Gracias a las empresas corporativa del área metropolitana de Washington DC, te vamos a brindar un domingo familiar lleno de la mejor y profesional comida típica Venezolana, entretenimiento para los niños  y los grandes, Música en vivo Junto a los Tambores del San Juan yla producción musical de DJ LEO y DJ RAINIER.

Dirección: Seneca Creek State Park
11950 Clopper Road
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
10 am- 6 pm
Info & direciones :  1(866)-545-8135 or Email: or visit:  &

May 3rd, 2007- July 15th, 2007
9am to 1 pm- 2 pm to 5pm


Salón Andrés Bello
1099 30th Street, NW.
Washington, DC  20007

Past Events

Thrusday, June 14, 2007
The Friends of the Art Museum of the Americas
The Ibero-American Cultural Attachés Association


To view items and bid to go:

June 12th, 2007
7 pm
An Evening of South American Music

Soprano Adriana Balzan
Tenor Jose Sacin
Alturas Duo
The Oyster Bilingual School Choir


Bolivarian Hall
2443 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington DC, 20008

June 10
Aquiles Baez at the  Millenium Stage
Kennedy Center.
Washington DC.


Zarzuela at the Bolivarian Hall
June 5 & 8, 2007
La Tabernera del Puerto


Marola: Adriana Balzan
Juan de Eguía: Jose Sacin
Leandro: Alvaro Rodriguez (5th), Pablo Henrich (8th)
Abel: Adriana Peri, Chris Herman
Antigua: Pilar Casado, Ainhoa Menchen-Mojas
Chinchorro: Fernando Delgado, Jaime Salazar
Ripalda: Luís Wanderlinder
Simpson: Félix Fernández-Pizzi, Fernando Delgado
Verdier: Olivier Delille, Guillermo Almada
Directed by Lucrecia Basualdo

At the Salon Bolivariano
2443 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, D.C. 20007

La Embajada de la República Bolivariana de Venezuela le invita cordialmente a la
Presentación y lectura del libro

Pasajeros en el tiempo
por Vladimir Monge


Fecha: miércoles 2 de mayo, 2007
Hora: 6:30 p.m.
Lugar: Embajada de Venezuela. Salón Bolivariano.
2443 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, D.C. 20007

RSVP: (202) 342-6828

Correo del autor: 

April 30th, 2007
Book Presentation
Charles Hardy author of the new book
"Cowboy in Caracas"


Charles Hardy’s Cowboy in Caracas gives the reader a view of recent Venezuelan history from a barrio perspective. When Hugo Chavez was elected in a landslide in 1998, he promised a peaceful revolution. That peaceful dream became a nightmare when Chávez was overthrown in a coup d'état in 2002. Surprisingly, he was brought back to power by his supporters, mostly barrio dwellers, within forty-eight hours. In Cowboy in Caracas, Charles Hardy draws on his experiences living and working in Venezuela for more than 20 years, of which 8 of those years were spent in a cardboard and thin shack in one of Caracas’ barrios. Although Chávez continues to be dogged by controversy, he stays in power because of these supporters who see themselves as active participants in a democratic revolution.

“This book is an antidote to the poisonous US government mantra against Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez. Ironically, Cowboy in Caracas isn’t about Chavez, but about the exciting processes he has helped initiate and about the awakening of Venezuela’s poor whom the US media neglects.”—Saul Landau, author of A Bush & Botox World

Currently residing in Venezuela, Charles Hardy has been writing and speaking about the political and social reality of Latin America for over forty years. Born in Wyoming, he has visited almost every Central and South American country, and, as a Catholic priest, lived eight years in a cardboard shack in a Venezuelan barrio.

More (PDF)

Monday April 30th, 2007
7 pm
Bolivarian Hall
2443 Massachusetts Ave. NW
Washington DC, 20008

The Erin Currier Exhibition
will be at the Bolivarian Hall
From Monday April 30th through Friday May 11th, 2007



From New Mexico, the artist has "chosen materials that are readily available: the refuse and the packaging of products produced and consumed by every nation, for every nation, and translated in every language, on the planet. She has "traveled the world’s streets collecting the discarded with which to portray the discarded: the women, the mothers, the martyrs,the mothers of martyrs, barrio dwellers, day laborers, forced laborers, slave-wage laborers, shoeshine boys, lady boys, schoolgirls, gang girls, cholos, guerilla poets, Sandinistas, Zapatistas, Chavistas, the indigenous, the indigent, imprisoned, objectified, nullified, vilified, unfortified, unrecognized, silent, forgotten, and ordinary".  She has made a "special attempt to lend voice to those who fight for human rights, social change, and who resist unjust established orders.  I thus seek to discover humanity and to transform reality by humanizing it through art".

Bolivarian Hall
2443 Massachusetts Ave. NW
Washington DC, 20008

Documentary "Ingerencia" - in Spanish-

April 26, 7pm.
Bolivarian Hall
2443 Massachusetts Ave. NW
Washington DC 20008


La Embajada de la Repúblca Bolivariana de Venezuela en Estados Unidos y la Fundación Biblioteca Ayacucho
tienen el placer de invitarle a la charla

Biblioteca Ayacucho y la Integración Latinoamericana a cargo del Dr. Luis Edgar Páez

y la Presentación del libro

Miranda y la Emancipación Suramericana de José María Antepara



Viernes 13 de abril, 2007
6 pm
Salón Andrés Bello
Embajada de la República de Venezuela
Washington DC, 20007

The Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela cordially invites you to


Saturday April 14, 2007 at 8PM
Bolivarian Hall
2443 Massachusetts Ave. NW
Washington DC, 20007
For more information:


21 de marzo, 2007
La Embajada de la República Bolivariana de Venezuela presenta:

Los documentales - en español- sobre el gran artista venezolano Armando Reverón
-"Armando Reverón" de Edgar Anzola 16 min. 1934
-"Armando Reverón'" de Roberto Lucca 16 min. 1945
-"Reverón" de Margot Benacerraf 30 min. 1951-1952

21 de Marzo, 2007
Salón Bolivariano
2443 Massachusetts Ave. NW
Washington DC, 20007


"Beneath the Surface" 
March 23th, 2007

"Beneath the Surface"  a show involving "TEN" African American artists who as shown at International Visions. The artist work all have underling meanings that lie "Beneath the Surface".

The artists chosen are: Preston Sampson, Kevin Cole, Tim Davis, Betty Murchison, Frank Smith , Ron Walton, Lester Gunter, Verna Hart, Michael Platt, and Nestor Hernandez

Dates-March 15-April 28, 2007
Bolivarian Hall
Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela
2443 Massachusetts Ave. NW 20008
Opening reception March 23- 6:30-9:00

Guitarrist Aquiles Baez CD release concert
Presenting his new solo guitar album "Ana Maria"


March 15th, 7pm
Bolivarian Hall
2443 Massachusetts Ave. NW
Washington DC 20008

In celebration of International Women's Day, tribute concert to Venezuelan Composer Modesta Bor

dc festival

A program of music by Modesta Bor performed by Adriana Linares on viola, Romulo Benavides on violin, Daniel Pereira on cello and Antonio Fermin on piano  

March 9th, 7pm.
Bolivarian Hall
2443 Massachusetts Ave. NW 20008


* Venezuela Rising, (Documentary, F26, Reality Bites/Docs, 11:30am, Sun, Mar 11 )


A political documentary which portrays the 5 days before the world’s first popular presidential referendum and most in Venezuela feel that no less than the entire future of their country is at stake. Get behind the headlines and onto the streets of Caracas to find out participatory democracy works on the ground.  Directed by Jennifer Wager, 2006,  30 mins (dc filmmaker)

Washington, DC Independent Film Festival

March 1 - 11, 2007




5 X 5 
5 New York artist and 5 Venezuelan artists
Curated by Juana Valdes
Opening Reception: Thursday, March 1st 2007 from 6:00-9:00 PM


Participating artists from Venezuela and USA: Victor Asuaje, Benjamin Arenas, Tulio Diaz, Engelbert Peña, Gregson Zambrano, David Snyder, YaQin Betty Chou, Robert Gray, Jessica Hankey, Austin Shull

March 1st, 2007 – April 5th, 2007
Salon Andres Bello
1099 30th Street, NW.
Washington, DC  20007

(202) 342 2214  

The exhibition was organized by: Museo de Arte Acarigua-Araure, Venezuela.
Sponsored by: ACC Insurance Brokers Group and the Venezuelan American Endowment for the Arts


The Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela has the pleasure to invite you to an evening with St. Louis' band CITY FOLK

Saturday February 24th at 7pm at the Salon Bolivariano 2443 Massachusetts Ave NW
RSVP (202) 342-6828.
About City Folk:

City Folk was born in 2003 when Chris Pin and Sharon Hall met at jam sessions around St. Louis. The tight vocal harmonies they created led them them to pursue playing together on a regular basis.

Chris Pin, a native of New Jersey, is a skilled singer, guitarist and banjo player who toured with various bands in New York City. City Folk was fortunate to have such a rare talent join the local music scene.

Sharon Hall has a pure and beautiful singing voice and is also a very talented instrumentalist on dulcimer, guitar and hand drum. Sharon grew up singing Gospel songs in southern Missouri, a rich sound and tradition she instills into many of her City Folk performances.

In 2004, Gen Obata brought his varied background in acoustic music and songwriting to City Folk, and the band's sound reached a new level. Besides writing the band's original music, Gen plays mandolin, guitar and sings with City Folk.

City Folk plays a wide range of music from folk to rock and roll to bluegrass with unforgettable vocals and acoustic arrangements.

We will be joined by special guest Dan Hellinger, the fiery Mandolin player and vocalist from the band Maple Jam. Dan is one of the founders of a weekly open Acoustic Jam session at the Focal Point Arts Center in St. Louis. As a Political Science Professor at Webster University, Dan can be heard on local St Louis radio and television.


Celebration of Black History Month

Dear friends,

We are very excited to invite you to this year's first Venezuelan cultural event:

In celebration of Black History Month, The Smithsonian Institute, The Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and Petroleos de Venezuela present:


an all women percussion and vocal group from Barlovento, from the central coast of Venezuela.

Saturday, February 10th, 2007.
Baird Auditorium  at the National Museum of Natural History  
6pm. Free 

Percussion and Dance Workshop:
Sunday, February 11th, 2007.
Bolivarian Hall
2pm. Free

This program celebrates the influence of African culture on the music of the Americas. Brother Ah, founding director of World Music Ensemble, and a variety of guests explore the continuum of African traditional music by focusing on the blues idiom. Then the vocal and percussion group Elegua -- 9 women who are direct descedants of African slaves who cultivated cocoa and coffee in the Barlovento region on the central coast of Venezuela -- perform. These women are dedicated to researching and rescuing the purest African roots in their music. All the evening's performers come together for a finale.

For complete schedule of February heritage events

and for more Venezuelan cultural events, check our website at:

Sponsored by: 

La Misión Permanente de la República Bolivariana de Venezuela ante la Organización de Estados Americanos y la Embajada de la República Bolivariana de Venezuela en Washington DC


Presentan la Clausura de la Muestra Pictórica
"Mendigo de Sueños"

Florencio Antonio Guzmán Sequeda
14 de diciembre de 2006
6:00 PM

Salón Andrés Bello
Embajada de la República Bolivariana de Venezuela
1099 30th Street NW
Washington DC 20007


For any questions, please send an email to



The Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela
Cordially invites you to celebrate the release of

Saturday, December 9, 2006 – 7:00 PM


Bolivarian Hall
The Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela
2443 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20008

After the concert there will be a cocktail
RSVP: (202) 342-6828
or E-mail:

We hope you will enjoy this collection of wonderful songs from ten countries, all favorites of World Children’s Choir singers. The singers range in age from five to seventeen. Let Us Be United is being released to celebrate the World Children’s Choir Seventeenth Anniversary Season, and WCC’s new program, Music at the Heart of Literacy that provides free cultural activities for children age 8 - 12 from financially disadvantaged families living in Washington, DC and northern Virginia. Activities include instruction in singing, choreography, and West African drumming and dancing, and performance opportunities. The Initial rehearsal location in DC is the Bolivarian Hall at the Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.

Sondra Harnes, WCC Founder/Artistic Director


This wonderful collection of international folk songs, classical vocal repertoire, and inspirational songs is filled with an engaging variety of style, mood, and message. These songs from many lands, in many languages, are filled with the sheer joy of being alive and of being able to celebrate life together. In these songs the children share the stories and the truths that remind us that inside we are all the same.

James Selway, WCC Associate Director




The Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela
Cordially invites youn to

Concert of Wilmington's Childrens Choir

Bolivarian Hall

December 2nd, 7pm


Bolivarian Hall
The Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela
2443 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20008

The Embassy Series & The Embassy of Venezuela
proudly present
Vanessa Pérez, Piano

Tickets available at

Embassy of Venezuela
Bolivarian Hall
2443 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Thursday, November 30, 2006 at 8 PM



The Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela & The Venezuela Information Office
present a film and panel on:

Venezuela's Electoral System
and the 2006 Presidential Election

Panel Discussion with:
Skipper Bailey- Film Maker and Producer of Venezuela Rising
Catherine Murphy- Producer of Venezuela Rising
Olivia B. Goumbri- Associate Director, Venezuela Information Office

A film on the 2004 Referendum Vote to Recall President Chavez

Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2006 at 7pm
Bolivarian Hall, 2443 Massachustetts Ave, NW
Washington, D.C. 20008

As seen through the eyes of grandmother and community organizer Gladys Bolivar, the documentary follows her and her compatriots five days before it is to be decided by popular referendum whether Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez will continue in office or step down. The entire nation has been mobilized will it be SI yes he will be recalled, or NO he will remain in office. Most in Venezuela feel that no less than the entire future of their country is at stake. Issues of democracy and politics are addressed -- what constitutes a free and fair election -- and is that enough to ensure citizen participation? How are elections the ultimate measure of a thriving democracy? Venezuela Rising gets behind the headlines and into the neighborhoods of Caracas to find out how participatory democracy works on the ground.

A discussion with the producers and staff from the Venezuela Information Office on Venezuela's upcoming presidential election will follow the screening. With presidential elections scheduled for December 3, understanding Venezuela's electoral system and civic participation is relevant now more than ever.

Space is limited, PLEASE RSVP: (202) 347-8081 x602



The Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela invites you to

Celebrate Francisco de Miranda

Please join us on Wednesday November 20th at 6 pm,
we honor the memory of the 10 American men who gave their lives in Venezuela's struggle for independence

November 20th
Library of Congress
Montpelier Room, 6th Floor
Madison Building

Hope you can join us!


Premios Ministerio de la Cultura serán entregados el próximo domingo

(Caracas, 14 de noviembre de 2006).-El Caracazo, de Román Chalbaud; El día que me quieras, de José Ignacio Cabrujas, Pabellón de Gimnasia en San Cristóbal, del arquitecto Jorge Rigamonti, son algunos de los premiados.

Más Información





This Wednesday November 15th at 7pm

Los Diablos is an original play written as a reflection about Los Diablos Danzantes of Venezuela. Through interviews and folk stories, the play tries to explore why the devils dance, and the ever- changing conception of good versus evil.

This program is presented thanks to the generous support of: The Law Office of Pertierra & Toro, P.C.

Bolivarian Hall
2443 Massachusetts Ave, NW
RSVP(202) 342-6828


November 8- December 6: Art and photography exhibit. "Horizons" by Colombian artists Marta Gutierrez and Adriana Echavarría


Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela
Andres Bello Hall 6-8pm.
1099 30th Street NW
Washington DC, 20007




November 7: Lecture. Greg Grandin. Georgetown University, ICC 450

Profesor Greg Gradin teaches at New York University and is the author of "Empire's Workshop: Latin America, the United States and the rise of new imperialism".


November 2
Recital "Adriana Balzan, Soprano

Bolivarian Hall. 7pm

2443 Massachusetts Ave. NW
Washington DC 20008
RSVP 202 342-6828


The Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and
The Embassy of Portugal

cordially invites you to the opening of the art exhibit

"O mar que nos une, o mar que nos separa"

by three Portuguese artists
Leonor Alvim, Ana Boulain and Leonor Brazão.
October 11 through November 1, 2006

The artists’ opening reception will be held on Wednesday
October 11th 6 to 8 pm, Portuguese music by José Maria. During the cocktail will be served Portuguese wine and food.

Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela
Andres Bello Hall
1099 30th Street NW
Washington, D.C.
RSVP 202 342-6828


The Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic Of Venezuela cordially invites you a book presentation this Saturday October 21st at 7pm.

Pirates of the Caribbean: Axis of Hope

Since 1998, the Bolivarian revolution in Venezuela has brought Hugo Chavez to world attention as the foremost challenger of the neoliberal consensus and American foreign policy. Drawing on first-hand experience of Venezuela and meetings with Chavez, Tariq Ali shows how Chavez’s views have polarized Latin American and examines the hostility directed against his administration.

Ali also discusses the enormous influence of Fidel Castro on both Chavez and Evo Morales of Bolivia. Infused with references to the culture and poetry of South America, Pirates of the Caribbean guides us through a world divided between privilege and poverty, a continent that is once again on the march.

Hope you can join us!

Saturday October 21st at 7pm
Bolivarian Hall 2443 Massachusetts Ave, NW.
Please RSVP at (202) 342-6828 due to limited space


Venezuelan Film Maroa this Weekend in Washington DC

MAROA: Great performances from the young cast highlight this hard-hitting melodrama. Yorlis Dominguez plays 11-year-old Maroa, who struggles with the lure of the Caracas streets and a fractious life at home with her violent granny.

When granny’s ne’er-do- well boyfriend is implicated in a shooting, Maroa is arrested and sent to reform school. At first she doesn’t fit in, but the youth orchestra teacher brings her out of her shell.


Friday Oct 6: 07:00 at the Erique Iglesias Auditorium at the IDB. Free Admission Saturday Oct 7: 12:15 at the American Film Institute in Silver Springs
Sunday Oct 8: 12:15 at the American Film Institute in Silver Springs

Sorry to inform that the event "Celebrating Francisco de Miranda" schedule for September 28th at the Library of Congress has been postponed until next month

Estreno de nueva obra para flauta del compositor cubano Paquito D'Rivera

El 2 de septiembre, el flautista venezolano Marco Granados estrenó una nueva obra para flauta del famoso compositor Cubano Paquito D'Rivera en el Festival Internacional De Moab, en el estado de Utah, Estados Unidos.





Painting Exhibition Tony Fink
Salon Andres Bello
1099 30th Street NW
Washington DC 20007
9 am to 1pm- 2pm to 5pm
Until October 6
, 2006

Antonio Fink was born in Mexico City, Mexico in 1964. He went to U.T. Pan American in Texas, U.S.A. in 1984 to study fine arts. His first exhibit happens in 1986, and in 1988 he receives awards for his black and white photography about socio-economic injustice in Mexico from the local museum in South Texas. Fink returns to Mexico City in 1989 where he exhibits acrylics on canvas and ceramic objects in private galleries.




“Pinturas” by Rafael Gallardo at the Embassy of Venezuela


The Venezuelan artist Rafael Gallardo is introducing his paintings in Washington DC by courtesy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. With the denomination “Pinturas (Paintings)”, the show will take place at the Embassy gallery, Andres Bello Hall, from July 27th to August 28th, Monday thru Friday, 9 am to 5 pm.

Andres Bello Hall
Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic Of Venezuela
1099 30th Street NW. Washington DC


Venezuelan Sounds 2006

"Venezuelan Sounds"sponsored by Chevron Corporation is a cultural program during which the most talented Venezuelan musicians of every region representing the full spectrum of all the Venezuelan musical spheres will be invited. Musicians living in Venezuela as well as those living abroad. Established artists that already have an international career as well as the young and upcoming ones. They will offer performances of the broad range of folkloric styles of each region as well as more contemporary versions of it.


Venezuelan Sounds 2006: Closing Concert Reception Thursday July 20th, 7 pm

The Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela invites you to the Closing Concert Reception of Venezuelan Sounds 2006.

Juan Tomas Martinez (baritone), Aquiles Baez (guitar) and the Cuatro Trio at the Bolivarian Hall this coming Thursday at 7pm. Reception to follow.

Hope you can join us!

Bolivarian Hall
2443 Massachusetts Ave. NW
Washington DC 20008

Venezuela inaugura hoy III Festival Mundial de Poesía

Venezuela nuevamente será sede del Festival Mundial de Poesía, evento que se celebrará desde este lunes 17 hasta el domingo 23 julio, y cuyo acto inaugural será en el Teatro Teresa Carreño.

El evento internacional, organizado por el Ministerio de la Cultura a través del Centro Nacional del Libro (Cenal).

Más información

Ambassadors of a Vibrant Sound

Boston Globe
Andrew Gilbert, Globe Correspondent
July 9, 2006
Page: N5
Section: Arts / Entertainment

BERKELEY, Calif. - When petroleum prices hit record highs last year, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez made headlines by selling more than 12 million gallons of home-heating oil to low-income Americans in the Northeast at below-market prices.

Now Venezuela is offering Bostonians an option on another natural resource: The Venezuelan Sounds 2006 tour, which includes concerts in Washington, D.C., New York, Berkeley, and Puerto Rico, showcases some of the South American nation's finest musicians. It comes to the Regattabar on Wednesday. The Boston portion of the festival features two stellar bands led by Venezuelan players who have settled in the United States. On the bill are multi-instrumentalist Jackeline Rago and her band Snake Trio, based in the San Francisco area, and Boston-based pianist Leo Blanco's jazz trio with bassist Peter Slavov and percussionist Jamey Haddad.



Cuatro Trio: Four Strings, Six Hands

Wed., July 12, 7:30 p.m.

Venezula’s national instrument takes the stage in the form of Cuatro Trio, a 3-man ensemble playing the cuatro, a 4-stringed, small-bodied guitar. The sound of the cuatro is as light & airy as the diminutive instrument itself, played with quick strumming, lightweight bursts of sound, and shifting intervals, emphasizing both rhythm & bright harmonies characteristic of Venezuelan folk music.

The trio, composed of Jorge Glem, Edward Ramirez, and Hector Molina, has collectively been awarded 4 of the top awards for solo artists in 2004 & 2005 at the International Siembra del Cuatro Awards in Bolivar. Cuatro Trio represents a new generation of musicians raising the level of complexity in Venezuelan music, showcasing recent advances in cuatro technique. Sample a slice of Venezuelan culture that hails back to the tiny guitarrillo and guitarra requinta of medieval Spain, as modern musicians update both sound & standards of the craft in an evening of unforgettable virtuosity.

Tickets: Gen. Admission $20, RAP Members $15

Location: S. Dillon Ripley Center, Lecture Hall; 1100 Jefferson Drive, S.W.

Art and Culture: Exhibit of Venezuelan Folk Art

Weaver Center, Institute of the Americas Complex
La Jolla, California

A rich popular arts movement steeped in cultural tradition exists throughout the cordillera of the Andes. The movement’s epicenter is in the city of Mérida, but nearby towns of San Rafael de Tabay, Ejido, Tovar, Bailadores and La Grita offer excellent opportunities to explore a fascinating culture lively in wood carving, painting, textiles and ceramics. Handicrafts found here rival any produced by other Latin American artisans. At this exhibit you will be able to appreciate various forms of Venezuelan popular art. The pieces are part of the Latin American art collection of Institute member Larry Kent.

“Popular” art is a symbolic explanation of the artist’s universe, encompassing a wide variety of themes in ways that are neither superficial nor naive. The works are manifestations of the spontaneity of the beautiful, simple yet profound, and bound by the creator’s life experiences and circumstances. The exhibit will be on display until Tuesday, August 1, 2006.

More information:

- June 16th to July 16th: "Palafitos" a photography exhibit

Ver: "Los Palafitos del Sur del Lago en Washington DC"

Past Events

Noche de Baile
June 9, 2006
7 pm-midnight
300 tickets available

The Association of Ibero-American Cultural Attachés invites you to celebrate the opening of the Soccer World Cup with a NOCHE DE BAILE, featuring:


Bolivarian Hall at the Venezuelan Embassy:
2443 Massachussetts Ave. NW,
Washington, DC.
Dress code: Business Casual

Tickets Reservation

Profits after taxes go to events promoting Ibero American culture - The Association of Ibero American Cultural Attachés is a non-profit organization.


"Crossroads Ensemble"

Tuesday, May 16th, 2006. 7pm

About the band: Award winning instrumentalists Juancho Herrera of Caracas-Venezuela and Mattan Klein of Jerusalem-Israel were born over 6000 miles apart. Their roads however, have crossed in the United States and their musical and cultural backgrounds created the foundations for one of the most exquisite world music collaborations in North America. Juancho and Mattan's love and admiration for each other's musical tradition and rich religious culture brought together two of New York's busiest composers and performers to create a true world music cross-over project, which involves latin, jewish, brazilian, ladino and jazz elements but all the while preserves the innovative voices they both carry as representatives of their nations.

They will be joined by very special guest vocalist Anath. French-Israeli performer, she spent her childhood years in Tel Aviv and Paris, where she would later decide to live. Anath grew up listening to the classics of egyptian music, like Farid El Atrash and Oum Kaltoum, but also to music in the tradition of the “Chanson Française”.

Hope you can join us!

Bolivarian Hall
Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic Of Venezuela
2443 Massachusetts Ave NW. Washington DC

RSVP: (202)342-6828.

For more information:

Coming up this summer "Venezuelan Sounds 2006"


"Woodcut Prints and Paintings" by Gloria Calderon

At age 20, Mrs Calderon left her native Colombia to live in Paris where she studied at the Atelier 17 and the Atelier Adac. There, she met her husband, a Venezuelan ecologist with whom she cultivated her passion for nature, which is evident in her work.

Andres Bello Hall
Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic Of Venezuela
1099 30th Street NW. Washington DC

"Miradas" by Venezuelan Painter Edgar Alvarez Estrada

In celebration of the anniversary of the birthdate of General Francisco de
Miranda and in commemoration of the anniversary of the first Revolutionist

The Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela presented the exhibition:"Miradas" by Venezuelan Painter Edgar Alvarez Estrada

Francisco de Miranda: Venezuelan revolutionist. Precursor and
hero of the struggle for independence from Spain, he involved himself in a
number of adventures. He was part of the independence wars in the United
States when, as an officer in the Spanish army, he served in the Spanish
attack on Pensacola, Florida (1781), when Spain was an ally of the rebels in
the American Revolution.

He traveled widely in Europe, particularly in Russia, where
he became a favorite of Catherine the Great. In France he fought in the
French Revolutionary Wars. 2006 marks the 200 year anniversary of the first
liberating expedition of Gen. Miranda in search of support for his dream of
independence, when he visited Philadelphia and Boston and met George
Washington, Alexander Hamilton, and other notables.


February Film Series: The Venezuelan Process Through the Eyes of Foreign
Film Makers

Every wednesday of February we will be screening a documentary by diverse
film makers of all over the world:

- "The Fourth World War" by Marcelo Andrade (US/ Venezuela)
A documentary that explores Venezuela's social divisions, presenting the
conditions and policies that led to the election of President Chavez.
Essential viewing to help understand the context of the Bolivarian

- "The Revolution will not be Televised" by Kim Bartley and Donnacha O'Briain
Two Irish documentarians were in Caracas to make a movie about President
Hugo Chavez when the shoot was interrupted by a coup d'etat. Kim Bartley
and Donnacha O'Briain's film capture on film the remarkable 2-day period
when the people of Venezuela rose up to reinstate their president to office.

- "Conversations with Hugo Chavez" by Aleida Guevara (Cuba/ Australia)
An exploration of modern Venezuelan politics through interviews with
President Chavez and the people of Venezuela. The interviews were conducted
by Aleida Guevara, daughter of Ernesto "Che" Guevara

- "Turmoil" by Rhett Muse (US)
This documentary delves into Venezuela's chaotic world of coup d'etat,
strikes, oil production shutdown, poverty, political reform, foreign
intervention and violent street clashes.

7pm at the Bolivarian Hall
2443 Massachustetts Ave, NW
Washington DC 20008
RSVP: (202) 342-6828

Museum of Latinamerican Arts

Jesús Soto
Sunday, Nov. 6, 2005 - Sunday, March 19, 2006

628 Alamitos Ave., Long Beach, CA 90802
Phone: 562/437-1689

Jesús Rafael Soto adopted Kinetic art as his means of artistic expression. His objects are virtual volumes installed in space that seem to interact with their environments (nature, urban space, etc.). Born in Ciudad Bolívar, Venezuela in 1923, Soto studied at the Escuela de Artes Plásticas ( School of Fine Arts) in Caracas with Carlos Cruz-Diez and Alejandro Otero, two Venezuelan pioneers of Kinetic art. With the advent in Venezuela of Marcos Pérez-Jimenéz’s dictatorship, Soto resigned as director of Escuela de Artes Plásticas in Maracaibo, a position he held from 1947 to 1950. Consequently, he moved to Paris where he joined the circle of abstract artists associated with the Salon des Realités Nouvelles.

Soto developed a kinetic vocabulary with origins in serializations that produced optical vibrations, these in turn, modified both space and the viewer’s perception. He also experimented with chromatic planes and the transformable qualities of color, exploring the relationship between parallel lines and the figure/background and foreground.

In 1973 he founded Museo de Arte Moderno Jesús Soto ( Museum of Modern Art Jesús Soto) in Ciudad Bolívar, Venezuela, with works from his collection; Villanueva designed the building for the museum. In 1997 Soto received the National French Prize for Sculpture. Soto died in January 2005.

His work has been exhibited in different countries around the world and can be found in the hall of the UNESCO building in Paris (1969), the Bank of Toronto (1977) and at the Forum of the Centre Pompidou in Paris (1987).

December 15th, 2005
Venezuelan Painter Gabriel Bracho


The Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic Of Venezuela cordially invite you to the opening of exhibition of Venezuelan painter GABRIEL BRACHO

The most polemic and committed painter of modern art's social movement in Venezuela, Gabriel Bracho is confirmed and affirmed for his courage and his esthetics within the panorama of 20th century Venezuelan plastic arts.

1099 30th Street NW, Washington DC 20007
"Andres Bello" Hall.
RSVP (202)342-6828

December 9th, 7pm
Carpentier Quartet
Latin music in a classical quartet setting

The Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic Of Venezuela cordially invite you to an evening with the Carpentier

Date: December 9th
"Bolivarian Hall" 2443 Massachusetts Ave, NW
Tickets required:

The Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela
World Children's Choir

Let Us Be United

Saturday, December 10, 2005 7:00 PM
Bolivarian Hall
The Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela
2443 Massachusetts Ave. NW.
Washington DC, 20008

RSVP: (202)342-6828

The concert includes international folk songs from Brazil, Russia, Scotland, South Africa, and Venezuela; songs of peace and inspiration; Gospel and Spiritual; European classical and opera; and Broadway musical selections. The World Children's Choir has been appointed to the Artists Roster of the Kennedy Center, has performed for three US Presidents, UN Sec. General Kofi Anan, other world leaders, at embassies, on Capital Hill, and in national and international radio and television broadcasts.

For more info:


"The History of Radio in Venezuela" presented by the Museo de la Radio

Exhibition: October 20th- November 17th, 2005
Monday to Friday: 9 am-1pm
1099 30th Street NW, Washington DC 20007
"Andrés Bello" Hall

November 10th, 6pm
Lecture: Francisco de Miranda
Bolivarian Hall
2443 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington DC 20008


Miranda is remembered in Venezuela for his ill-fated landing in la Vela de Coro (Falcon) on August 3, 1806 to launch a Revolution ... the apathy of local inhabitants forced him to beat a retreat to fight for another day. A monument showing the Venezuelan flag Miranda brought with him when his small but determined group landed hoping to spark off the rebellion against Mother Spain.

Miranda is an important personality in Venezuela's War of Independence and has the distinction of having fought in the American Civil War

- Francisco de Miranda
- Cónsul General Vinicio Romero, Historiador
- Historiador Vinicio Romero aboga por integración con el pueblo norteamericano

October 27th
Chiara Civello

The Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic Of Venezuela cordially invite you to a Cafe Concert with Italian singer Chiara Civello

Date: October 27th, 2005
"Bolivarian Hall" Salón Bolivariano
2443 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington DC 20008

Aquiles Báez triunfa en el Duke Ellington Jazz Festival de Washington DC

(Washington DC, 5 de octubre, 2005).-Con gran éxito se presentó el reconocido guitarrista y compositor venezolano Aquiles Báez, en el Festival Duke Ellington Jazz que se realizó por primera vez en Washington DC del 28 de septiembre al 2 de octubre.

En este Festival de Jazz que se realizará todos los años en la capital de Estados Unidos, participaron artistas de la talla de Wayne Shorter, Jerry Gonzalez y el Fort Apache jazz band; Brian Blade, Rodney Wallace , John Patitucci, Danilo Perez, Arturo O'Farril, Larry Coryell y el venezolano Aquiles Báez.


Duke Ellington Jazz Festival: Aquiles Baez Trio on Friday 30, 2005

Aquiles Baez Trio
Bohemian Caverns
Washington, DC
Friday, September 30, 2005 8:00 PM

Aquiles Baez will also playing a solo show on Saturday, October 1st, 2005
ALERO: 1301 U Street.
Tel: 202-462-2322


Classical and Latinamerican guitar music with Jesús Álvarez

Date: September 23rd 2005. Time: 7pm.
RSVP (202) 342-6828
Salón Bolivariano
2443 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington DC 20008

May-July 2005

See Calendar


- Thurs., July 21st 2005The Caracas Clarinet Quartet
Thurs., July 14, 7:30 p.m. The Snake Trio
"Gala Concert in celebration of Venezuela's Independence Day" July 5th, 2005
Claudia Calderon "El Piano Llanero", Thurs., June 30th, 2005
Thurs.,June 23rd, 2005 Cecilia Todd and Marco Granados
June 15th, 7 PM: Aquiles Baéz (More)
May 26, 2005: Arpa, cuatro y maracas en el
Salón Bolivariano

- Cultural Events May 2005
- Cultural Events April 2005

- Cultural Events March 2005
- Cultural Events February 2005
- Past Cultural Events

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