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Music Research in the Colombian Plains

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 '?CIMARR?N! JOROPO MUSIC FROM THE PLAINS OF COLOMBIA', by the Grammy-nominated Colombian ensemble Cimarr?n. The fast-paced, explosive m?sica 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 Cimarr?n- the wild bull.Listen to "Cimarroneando" free here: Cimarr?n 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". Cimarr?n is an all-star team of instrumentalists and singers from Colombia. To learn more about their grammy nominated album from Smithsonian Folkways, "S?, soy llanero: Joropo Music from the Orinoco Plains of Colombia" (part of the Tradiciones/Traditions series of Latin American recordings), please visit Smithsonian Folkways esta emocionado de anunciar el lanzamiento del '?CIMARR?N! JOROPO MUSIC FROM THE PLAINS OF COLOMBIA' en 26 de Julio, por el conjunto Colombiano nominado al Grammy Grupo Cimarr?n. El conjunto se conoce por su explosiva m?sica llanera y acelerado joropo del comp?s triple, de la m?sica m?s exitosa de Am?rica Latina. Por su sonido poderoso, emotivo, y desenfrenado, cumplen con el sentido del nombre Cimarr?n— el toro salvaje.Grupo Cimarr?n es un conjunto de instrumentalistas y cantantes Colombianos. Para aprender m?s sobre "S?, soy llanero: Joropo Music from the Orinoco Plains of Colombia", el ?lbum Grammy-nominado de Grupo Cimarr?n, lanzado por Smithsonian Folkways (parte de la serie "Tradiciones/Traditions" de grabaciones Latino-Americanas), visite Cimarr?n actuar? gratis en el Festival Smithsonian Folklife el 2 de Julio en la Explanada Nacional en Washington, D.C. Este ser? su tercera performance en el Festival Smithsonian Folklife. Su performance es parte del programa Colombia: The Nature of Culture, que durar? diez d?as.Smithsonian Folklife Festival: Folkways: content and comments posted here are subject to the Smithsonian Institution copyright and privacy policy ( Smithsonian reserves the right in its sole discretion to remove any content at any time.
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