Joropo Music (from The Plains of Colombia)

Joropo Music (from The Plains of Colombia)

CD | Smithsonian Folkways | 0093074055724 | SFW 40557 |

About the album

Cimarron is one of the leading exponents of Colombian musica llanera, the music of the Orinoco River plains. The plains of Colombia and Venezuela are cowboy country and the most popular genre is joropo, a fast paced harp-driven music, which is accompanied by guitars and percussion.

Group leader, harpist and joropo innovator Carlos Rojas has assembled an excellent line-up of virtuoso musicians, including Freyman Rolando Cárdenas Pulido on percussion, dance, vocals; Carlos Andrés Cedeño Delgado, bass; Darwin Rafael Medina Fonseca, cuatro; Luis Eduardo Moreno Rojas on vocals; Ferney Rojas Cabezas on bandola llanera; Óscar José Oviedo Osorio on percussion and dance; Ana Veydó Ordóñez on vocals, dance; and Edison Fernandez Torres Ramirez on percussion. “The cimarrón is the bull that knows no rope, corral, nor iron, the steer that has not been lassoed nor branded and ranges free on the savannas and surrounding forests,” says Carlos Rojas Hernández, leader of group Cimarrón. “That concept always struck me; nothing can be closer to the creative spirit that constitutes the essence of plains music, than that feeling of freedom.” The CD comes with an extensive booklet in English and Spanish that includes track notes, an introduction to música llanera and artist biographies


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January 11th 2012 09:16
Judith Levine:
I heard a brief selection on KRCB tonight and the announcer said it was called Cimmaron by Carlos Rojas. It's the most wonderful music I ever heard. Please tell me where I can buy it. Thank you