By: Takierra Taylor and Sedan Washington. F L A G. * Venezuelan Flag indicates the overall background is Red, blue and yellow.
*Venezuelan Flag indicates the overall background is Red, blue and yellow.
*The Venezuelan flag description is three equal horizontal bands of yellow (top), blue, and red with an arc of seven white five-pointed stars centered in the blue band.
*The seven stars were added in 1836 and represent the seven provinces that supported Venezuela's independence in 1830
Yellow - a symbol of generosity
Red - hardiness, bravery, strength & valour
Blue - vigilance, truth and loyalty, perseverance & justice
From drumming with its roots in Africa, to Spanish-influenced guitar and harp music and the indigenous contribution of maracas, Venezuelan music is largely unknown outside the country. With a blog based on videos of key groups and individuals I hope this music will reach a wider public and get the attention it deserves. Joropo, calypso, tambores, salsa, cumbia, pop, rock, Latin jazz, electronica - even slushy love songs by soap opera stars - Venezuela has it all.
The population of Venezuela is 20.2 Million with an ethnic makeup of 70 percent mestizo, and the rest – Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Arab, German, and African. Only 2 percent of the population is pure-blooded Amerindian. The capital of Caracas, has approximately 3.2 Million people within its city limits.
Venezuela is a federal multiparty republic, with a president who is both chief of state and head of government. The cabinet, or Council of Ministers, has twenty-six members. There is a bicameral congress, composed of the Chamber of Deputies and the Senate, and the judiciary is represented by the Supreme Court. Elections are held every five years.
The official language is Spanish. English and a variety of Amerindian dialects are spoken. There is no official religion, but the vast majority of people are Roman Catholic (96 percent).