Waterbury Center, VT
Billy Wylder's music weaves together American folk and rock with sensibilities from the Sahara Desert, exploring grooves informed by ancien...
Waterbury Center, VT
The sixth annual MOONSHINE MUSIC FESTIVAL at Earth Sky Time Farm in Manchester, VT featuring Billy Wylder, Mafer Bandola, and Mikahely!
Vieux Farka Toure: Often referred to as “The Hendrix of the Sahara”, from Niafunké, Mali
Dj.Henri has long specialized in the music of Mali ...
María Fernanda González (Mafer Bandola) is a bandola llanera player, educator and journalist from Barquisimeto, Venezuela. (The BandolaLalnera is a four strings traditional Venezuelan instrument). She is one of the few women (in the world) performing the bandola professionally as a solo artist, also pioneer experimenting with genres, sounds, and cultures, composing for bandola llanera, and in 2017 she became the first woman to play the electric version of this instrument. Taking both to important music festivals around the world and promoting the integration of women who perform with traditional Venezuelan instruments. (@MaferBandola)
As a core member of LADAMA, a project of 4 women from 4 countries (United States, Colombia, Venezuela and Brazil) that use music as a tool for social change, Mafer conducts workshops and masterclasses at universities, schools and institutions around the world, and already toured South America, United States, Europe and Canada. LADAMA was invited to give TED talks with the theme "How music transpasses cultures and empowers communities. " In 2018, one of their songs was selected for the soundtrack of the video game "Fifa 2019" and in 2019 recorded the web series Tiny Desk Concerts in the USA. ( www.ladamaproject.org ) that band had has released two albums, "LADAMA" 2017 , ¨OYE MUJER¨ 2020
Mafer cares strongly that women in the music industry must work collectively and believed that music builds communities and social fabric.
During July 2020- March 2021, she produced the international online conference Latínica where more than 200 Latinas working/discussing/growing completely in Spanish diferents issues of this industry,