Check Out New Venezuelan Alt-Folk Duo Anakena's Promising Video, 'Venemo'

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The distinctive sound of Latin alternative music is well-embodied in the music produced by Venezuelan singers and composers. From Los Amigos InvisiblesLa Vida Bohéme, <a href="/articles/news/international/7949087/viniloversus-so-many-stars-new-video-watch">Viniloversus</a>, Laura Guevara, <a href="/articles/columns/latin/7752414/mariana-vega-venezuela-political-crisis-essay">Mariana Vega</a>, to Mayré Martínez and more, the voices and acoustics behind this particular style all represent the great cultural manifestation occurring within the Latin American music industry.

This cultural manifestation can very well serve as the reason behind such growing success of artists whose projects are influenced by the genres of reggae, folk and pop. It is also one which alternative-folk group Anakena showcases with their new video, "Veneno," from their debut EP, El Mar.

Anakena's new video features two new artists from Caracas: Mikel Maury, recognized winner-vocalist from FILA Festival, and Santiago De La Fuente, both ex-musicians from alternative Venezuelan bands, Retrovisor and Clubhouse.

Together, they released their new video single, which very well characterizes the influences behind the project, all based on the works of Rawayana, Americania, Los Colores, John Mayer, Chet Faker, and other notable Latin American performers.

Maury and De La Fuente currently reside in Spain. This September, they are said to invade multiple Spanish cities, including Madrid, Barcelona and Segovia. They are also working on an upcoming EP, which will be followed by the release of more videos this year.

Watch Anakena's new video for "Veneno" here:
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