Back in 2007, Welsh harpist Catrin Finch met with Colombian joropo band Cimarrón and embarked on an exhilarating tour of Wales. Twelve years later, Finch and Cimarrón meet again. The 6-piece Grammy-nominated Cimarrón perform joropo dance music from the cattle-rearing plains of the Orinoco, rooted in a deep tradition defined by the mestizo mixed heritage of African, Spanish and indigenous cultures, and led by harpist and composer Carlos Rojas. They make wild, untamed music that preserves the spirit of freedom found in one of the world’s most untouched regions. Alongside the remarkable and fearless artistry of Finch, one of the world’s leading harp players, this will be a rare chance to witness a thrilling collaboration marked by fierce instrumental virtuosity, impetuous singing and amazing stomp dancing.
“They matched furious songs and wild dance routines with subtle instrumental work” (Guardian)
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