New Album Grupo Cimarrón Coming July 26
¡Cimarrón! Joropo Music from the Plains of Colombia, the new "full-throttle" album by the GRAMMY-nominated ensemble Grupo Cimarrón, will be in stores July 26. The album will be available for advance purchase at the 2011 Smithsonian Folklife Festival (see below) and via folkways.si.edu in June. This is the group's second release for Smithsonian Folkways
Listen to "Cimarroneando"
The ensemble is known for their explosive música llanera (plains music) and fast-paced, triple-meter joropo, some of the most exciting music of Latin America. Through their powerful, moody, and unbridled sound, they live up to the meaning of their name Cimarrón: "wild bull".
Free Concert on the National Mall in Washington, DC - Saturday, July 2, 6pm Grupo Cimarrón will make its third Smithsonian Folklife Festival appearance, performing the powerful, unbridled music.