Venezuela http://tpr.org en At Least 15 Killed, Dozens Injured As Venezuelan Protests Swell http://tpr.org/post/least-15-killed-dozens-injured-venezuelan-protests-swell Transcript <p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST: <p>From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Melissa Block.<p>Huge protests have engulfed Venezuela for several weeks now. The protests started with students and expanded to the middle class. Venezuelans angered by an economy in freefall, high inflation, and soaring rates of crime. At least 15 people have been killed and about 150 injured during the demonstrations.<p>I'm joined now by Josh Goodman. He's the Associated Press bureau chief in the Venezuelan capital, Caracas. Tue, 25 Feb 2014 21:35:00 +0000 editor 27325 at http://tpr.org In Venezuela, Another Beauty Queen's Death Adds To Anger http://tpr.org/post/venezuela-another-beauty-queens-death-adds-anger There's a sad symmetry to the news from Venezuela, where anti-government protests in recent weeks have been fueled in part by outrage over the shooting death of a beauty queen — a death that underscored that nation's struggle to control violent crime.<p>One of the five people killed this week during protests against the socialist government of President Nicolas Maduro, it's now being reported, was another young beauty queen.<p>"The latest victims of the unrest included college student and model Genesis Carmona, 22, who was shot in the head at a protest on Tuesday in the central city of Valenci Thu, 20 Feb 2014 13:24:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 27032 at http://tpr.org In Venezuela, Another Beauty Queen's Death Adds To Anger New Year, New Discoveries From South America http://tpr.org/post/new-year-new-discoveries-south-america <p>As is so often the case, discoveries are made by the back way. I was browsing today the upcoming 2014 programming of the Orquesta Filarmonica de Buenos Aires, conducted by my old acquaintance <a href="http://enriquearturodiemecke.net/" target="_blank">Enrique Arturo Diemecke</a>. I saw many familiar composers, but a sprinkling of unknown, mostly Latin American composers as well. <a href="http://www.estebanbenzecry.com/" target="_blank">Esteban Benzecry</a>, an Argentine musician, was among them. It was a new name to me, and new music--they're playing his Violin Concerto in Buenos Aires. Thu, 09 Jan 2014 22:03:22 +0000 James Baker 24839 at http://tpr.org La Vida Boheme, 'La Vida Mejor' http://tpr.org/post/first-watch-la-vida-boheme-la-vida-mejor Titled <em>Será</em>, the most recent album by the Venezuelan band <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/144875826/la-vida-boheme" target="_blank">La Vida Boheme</a><em></em> was a Latin Grammy-nominated epic; a post-apocalyptic <em>opera prima</em> that feels like it's about love and life in Latin America, perhaps more specifically in the group's tumultuous home country. Either way, La Vida Boheme continues to play brilliantly with mixing industrial rock, punk, disco, jazz and Latin rhythms.<p>The song "La Vida Mejor" ("The Better Life") is a perfect example. Mon, 14 Oct 2013 03:34:55 +0000 editor 20134 at http://tpr.org La Vida Boheme, 'La Vida Mejor' La Vida Bohème: Dance Rockers Harness Chaos And Conflict http://tpr.org/post/la-vida-boh-me-dance-rockers-harness-chaos-and-conflict Henry D'Arthenay grew up in Caracas, Venezuela — a country currently rife with political conflict. As lead singer of the Venezuelan alt-rock band <a href="http://www.npr.org/event/music/148530375/la-vida-boheme-live-in-concert-sxsw-2012" target="_blank">La Vida Bohème</a>, D'Arthenay used that chaos for fuel in constructing the band's latest album, <em>Será</em>, which was released in April.<p>La Vida Bohème draws on a handful of musical influences, from disco to reggae. Sat, 29 Jun 2013 21:08:00 +0000 editor 13998 at http://tpr.org La Vida Bohème: Dance Rockers Harness Chaos And Conflict Can't Stop The Beat: Three New Caribbean Artists Making Waves http://tpr.org/post/cant-stop-beat-three-new-caribbean-artists-making-waves <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9M260GDnLCk</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3XwLBFfwQVk</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A-i_zv1xod0</p> Mon, 10 Jun 2013 04:06:05 +0000 editor 12875 at http://tpr.org Can't Stop The Beat: Three New Caribbean Artists Making Waves First Listen: La Vida Boheme, 'Sera' http://tpr.org/post/first-listen-la-vida-boheme-sera <em>Audio for this feature is no longer available.</em><p>A few weeks ago, I crossed the tense city of Caracas, Venezuela, to meet with <a href="http://www.npr.org/event/music/148530375/la-vida-boheme-live-in-concert-sxsw-2012">La Vida Boheme</a> singer Henry D'Arthenay. The country's presidential elections were a few days away, pitting Hugo Chavez's handpicked successor, socialist candidate Nicolas Maduro — who has since won — against conservative Henrique Capriles. Political violence was already bubbling, but in this heavily armed city, violence has long boiled over. Tue, 30 Apr 2013 14:10:19 +0000 editor 10544 at http://tpr.org First Listen: La Vida Boheme, 'Sera' Get Friendly With Los Amigos Invisibles "Repeat After Me" http://tpr.org/post/get-friendly-los-amigos-invisibles-repeat-after-me <p></p><p>In the early 1990s in Venezuela, a group of young musicians decided to compose and play music unlike any thing they heard in the clubs of Caracas.</p><p>Los Amigos' style is described as disco/funk and is definitely dance music. Amazingly, the original line up is unchanged over their twenty years of playing together.</p> Thu, 18 Apr 2013 20:19:09 +0000 Deirdre Saravia 9878 at http://tpr.org Get Friendly With Los Amigos Invisibles "Repeat After Me"