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CIMARRÓN: Wild Music From The Colombian Plains

Oct 5, 2015

Mon. 10/5, 7p: The Colombian and Venezuelan plains region is home to one of most engaging musical traditions, the joropo, a musical genre created by ranching people of the Orinoco River plains to accompany their tasks with the cattle.

In this interview with harpist Carlos Rojas, founder and  leader  of CIMARRÓN, a joropo musical group from Colombia, we´ll explore their experiences that go beyond participating and winning awards in the most important international music festivals: it´s a learning community experience that attracts and educates young people about their rich cultural heritage.

Read more about CIMARRÓN here:"Cimarrón: Wild music from the Colombian Plains" by Cristina Baccin