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Cimarrón performs "Joropo Quitapesares" at 2011 Smithsonian Folklife Festival

Cimarr?n performed July 2nd at the 2011 Smithsonian Folklife Festival on the National Mall in Washington, DC--their third Festival appearance to date. The crowd-drawing performance culminated the first half of the Festival's 10-day program "Colombia: The Nature of Culture." "Joropo Quitapesares" is the first track from the new Smithsonian Folkways release, '?Cimarr?n! Joropo Music from the Plains of Colombia,' available here: http://www.folkways.si.edu/albumdetails.aspx?itemid=3347. Cimarr?n is a Grammy-nominated, all-star ensemble of instrumentalists, singers, and dancers from Colombia. Their fast-paced, explosive "m?sica llanera" (plains music) is among the most exciting regional music coming from Latin America today. Propelled by maracas, percussive strings, and voice, the group certainly lives up to the meaning of their name "Cimarr?n"- the wild bull. Listen to "Cimarroneando" from '?Cimarr?n! Joropo Music from the Plains of Colombia' here: http://soundcloud.com/smithsonian-folkways/13-cimarroneando-cimarr-n-ing 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), visit http://www.folkways.si.edu/albumdetails.aspx?itemid=3009 For more on the 2011 Smithsonian Folklife Festival and other artists who performed, visit: http://www.Festival.si.edu For more artists featured on Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, visit: 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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