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Ernesto Rangel

Co-Founder of Guataca

Guataca Nights: Km2Blues

Guataca Nights: Km2Blues

El Enigmático Dr. K, y Otros Fantásticos played at the Espacio Plural in Caracas, Venezuela. The show took place on September 30th at 11:00 am. Venezuelan musician Gonzalo Micô and his band Km2Blues performed along with a movie screening. The band, composed of Micô,...
Guataca Nights: Hector Molina

Guataca Nights: Hector Molina

Originally found on Guatacanights.com and written by Gerardo Guarache Ocque. This post is in no way claiming that Ernesto Rangel is the original author. Rather, as a Co-Founder of Guataca Nights, he is spotlighting both a great musician (Hector Molina) and a great...
Guataca Nights NY: Nella Rojas

Guataca Nights NY: Nella Rojas

Originally found on Guatacanights.com and written by Juan Luis Landaeta. This post is in no way claiming that Ernesto Rangel is the original author. Rather, as a Co-Founder of Guataca Nights, he is spotlighting both a great musician (Nella Rojas) and a great writer...
Miguel Siso and the Future of Venezuelan Music

Miguel Siso and the Future of Venezuelan Music

Text published in Ladosis Magazine, and originally found on Guatacanights.com This post was originally written by Gerardo Guarache Ocque. By sharing this piece, Ernesto Rangel is in no way claiming ownership of these words. Rather, as Co-Founder of Guataca Nights, he...
Guataca Book Signing in Miami

Guataca Book Signing in Miami

Originally found on Guatacanights.com Guataca, the music platform that drives emerging talent, celebrates its first decade. The story is told in the book 10 years of pure Guataca , written and compiled by Gerardo Guarache Ocque and Juan Luis Landaeta and prefaced by...
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Welcome

Welcome to Guataca co-founder Ernesto Rangel’s site dedicated to music and entertainment in Venezuela and beyond!

About Ernesto

Ernesto Rangel is the co-founder of Guataca, a music platform that supports hundreds of emerging musicians around the world and has earned Grammy nominations and awards and Pepsi Music Awards.

Since its founding, Guataca has produced 20+ albums, provided extensive media promotions, and generated one-of-a-kind festivals and concerts for artists to share their projects and initiatives. As its co-founder, Mr. Rangel has developed Guataca into a permanent platform through which Venezuelan musicians can create and share music based on traditional roots, as well as fusion projects open to just about any genre.

The platform took its first steps as an independent record label in 2005, managing important productions for many artists. In 2010, Guataca opened the first Caracas musical stage called “Noches de Guataca” (Guataca Nights), a public space for musicians to meet each week. In 2013 Guataca launched Caracas en Contratiempo, a music festival open to the public and dedicated to sharing the emerging contemporary musical movement in all corners of Venezuela.

The following year, Mr. Rangel took the initiative to help Guataca go global. In addition to expanding Guataca Nights throughout Venezuela, he launched the inaugural “Guataca Nights” events in the city of New York. Guataca Nights have since been held in places such as Madrid, Barcelona, Miami, Houston, Orlando, and and Panama. Through Guataca Nights, Venezuelan artists have brought their music to audiences around the world, creating an integration of cultures through arts.

Music is a tool of transformation to understand us better, a space where differences are set aside.

Ernesto Rangel

Mr. Rangel and his partner also recently launched Guataca Nights Foundation, the nonprofit arm of the platform. The Guataca Nights program organizes free community shows in local communities New York, and reflects Mr. Rangel’s belief that everyone should have the chance to experiment with music and discover new artists.

Keep up with this website for Ernesto Rangel’s updates on Guataca, including photos and videos, event announcements, excerpts from the upcoming Guataca book, and more.