2015-2016 World Music Series
Wednesday, September 23, 2015, 8:00 p.m.
Stansbury Theatre, Music Drama Center
From the cattle rearing Llanos Orientales, region of Colombia, Cimarrón performs the festive dance music of ‘joropo’, a fiercely virtuoso display of rippling melodies and powerful rhythms combining Andalusian, Indigenous Indian and African roots. Led by harpist Carlos Rojas, these musicians seek to explore and experiment with their rich heritage whilst retaining the essence of the tradition. The musical fireworks created by harp, bandola, cuatro, bass, cajon, tambora, maracas and high- pitched voices are simply breathtaking.
This engagement of Cimarron is made possible through Southern Exposure: Performing Arts of Latin America, a program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts.