Music Research in the Colombian Plains





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Uploaded on Jan 26, 2012

In 2011, researchers for the Smithsonian Folklife Festival traveled to the Orinoco Plains of Colombia. Their van broke down, leading to an unplanned performance of improvised trovas verses in the joropo style by Felix Chaparro Rivas, Victor Espinel Sanchez, and Carlos Rojas.

Smithsonian Folkways announces the July 26th release of '¡CIMARRÓN! JOROPO MUSIC FROM THE PLAINS OF COLOMBIA', by the Grammy-nominated Colombian ensemble Cimarrón. The fast-paced, explosive música llanera (plains music) played by the ensemble is some the most exciting music to come from Latin America. Through their powerful, moody, and unbridled sound, they live up to the meaning of their name Cimarrón- the wild bull.

Listen to "Cimarroneando" free here:

Grupo Cimarrón will be performing free at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival on July 2nd on the National Mall in Washington, DC. This is the group's third performance at the Smithsonian Folklife festival. The 2011 performance is part of a 10-day program "Colombia: The Nature of Culture".


Grupo Cimarrón is an all-star team of instrumentalists and singers from Colombia. To learn more about their grammy nominated album from Smithsonian Folkways, "Sí, soy llanero: Joropo Music from the Orinoco Plains of Colombia" (part of the Tradiciones/Traditions series of Latin American recordings), please visit http://www.folkways.si.edu/albumdetai...

El Smithsonian Folkways esta emocionado de anunciar el lanzamiento del '¡CIMARRÓN! JOROPO MUSIC FROM THE PLAINS OF COLOMBIA' en 26 de Julio, por el conjunto Colombiano nominado al Grammy Grupo Cimarrón. El conjunto se conoce por su explosiva música llanera y acelerado joropo del compás triple, de la música más exitosa de América Latina. Por su sonido poderoso, emotivo, y desenfrenado, cumplen con el sentido del nombre Cimarrón— el toro salvaje.

Grupo Cimarrón es un conjunto de instrumentalistas y cantantes Colombianos. Para aprender más sobre "Sí, soy llanero: Joropo Music from the Orinoco Plains of Colombia", el álbum Grammy-nominado de Grupo Cimarrón, lanzado por Smithsonian Folkways (parte de la serie "Tradiciones/Traditions" de grabaciones Latino-Americanas), visite http://www.folkways.si.edu/albumdetai...

Grupo Cimarrón actuará gratis en el Festival Smithsonian Folklife el 2 de Julio en la Explanada Nacional en Washington, D.C. Este será su tercera performance en el Festival Smithsonian Folklife. Su performance es parte del programa Colombia: The Nature of Culture, que durará diez días.

Smithsonian Folklife Festival: http://festival.si.edu/
Smithsonian Folkways: http://folkways.si.edu/

The content and comments posted here are subject to the Smithsonian Institution copyright and privacy policy (www.si.edu/copyright/). Smithsonian reserves the right in its sole discretion to remove any content at any time.

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