As the cold starts to hit us, we’ve been trying to reminisce on the beautiful sounds and mood of summer through the discovery of Venezualan group La Gallera Social Club. The group’s Afro Latino flavor is infused with sounds straight from small towns and they say they do this deliberately to paint a colorful picture of the diversity and joy of Venezuelan life. Listen closely and you can hear clapping, chirping, ambulances and radio annoucnements. Visually, La Gallera Social Club imagines the social townsquares, the coral-painted houses, and the natural beauty depicted across the land. They are inspired by the melody in the sonorous Venezuelan speech and the rhythm of the music in relationship to the movement of bodies. They channel the spontaneity of expressions and relationships celebrated by the innocence of Creole life.
‘La Gallera’ is the country, the happiness, the fun, the place where the roosters don’t come to fight, but rather to sing and to dance, recovering the cadence of the melodic roots, those typically Venezuelan, and playing their own instruments to show the greatness of its soul.” (translated into English)
Here is their latest track of their newest EP Ecos del Tercero Mundo Vol. 2:
And here is the video for their single “Junk Venite” from their earlier EP (Vol. 1):