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While researching the anglophone migration in Hispanophone America, I discovered that Venezuela was a destination for Caribbean migrant workers in oil fields and gold mines, especially Trinidadians. I also discovered the many influences they had in the region. Found this facebook page: Carnavales de El Callao
LOS ESPERAMOS EN LOS MEJORES CARNAVALES DE VENEZUELA EL CALLAO 2013 A BAILAR CALIPSO DEL BUENO LOS ORIGINALES…..!
And came across “La Negra Isidora”
Born August 8, 1923, “Isidora Agnew better known as the Black Isidora , soul and life of the carnival of Callao. Lucia Isidora , full name, survivor of the five children of the union of her parents, as a child, she learned from songs in English, patois and Caribbean rhythms that her mother sang, a native of the island of St. Lucia and her father from Martinique. The discovery of gold mines in El Callao brought profuse immigration of French , Corsican , British West Indians and mostly from Granada , Martinique , Barbados, Saint Vincent, Carriacou , Dominica , Saint Lucia, St. Kitts and Nevis, and Trinidad , came not only blacks, there were also whites, mestizos , mulattos, Indians and Chinese . This immigration contributed to the establishment of very large colonies of West Indian families who brought traditions and cultures of their homeland and their languages : English, French , Creole and patois. Among their customs influenced Carnival celebration with parades of calypso, the name given to the musical expression of infectious rhythm developed in the Lesser Antilles ; these well-organized troupes marching through the streets of town singing and dancing until the end of 1940 were a continuation of the celebrations of Martinique , St. Lucia , Granada , Carriacou and Dominica. Agnew died on March, 5 1986”