Country of the month: Venezuela
Presenter: David Jimenez
Ocupation: Information Technology
"Venezuela: The best kept secret in the Caribbean"
David Jimenez as our special guest talking to us about Venezuela. This South American country is considered a state of extremely high biodiversity with numerous attractive touristic places and rich in culture, history, food and music.
Meal of the Month
Name: Arepa with shredded beef
Ingredients: Corn flour, water, vegetable oil, salt, beef skirt, onion, capsicum, leek, garlic, tomato paste, pepper.
Preparation: In a large bowl, place the water, salt and oil. Slowly pour the flour and mix thoroughly. Take a tennis-ball sized portion of dough and place in a grill or very lightly oiled pan.
The beef must be cooked with a little bit of onion and salt in abundant water and allow to cool down. Cook onion, capsicum, leek, spring onion and
garlic in oil. Add the shredded beef, tomato, salt and pepper with the beef stock.
"Cambúr Pintón” is a musical project born in 2011, the ensemble interprets Afro-Caribbean music, a style with a rich history of Venezuelan music post Spanish colonisation.
Joropo, Aguinaldo, Parranda, Golpe, Gaita, Calipso and
Fulia are some of the genres that best tell our people’s stories and the European influence on an indigenous culture. We hope our music can give you a glimpse of a rhythm first performed by slaves, but progressively turned into a joyful expression that knows no geographic boundaries.
Music and Dance