• Sunday | 21.03.10
  • 7.30pm
  • Band on the Wall, Manchester
  • £12.50 Gene...

Live Roots presents the debut UK tour of this Colombian 7-piece that wowed audiences at the last WOMAD with a spectacular, super-tight performance of joropo music and dance. Hailing from the vast Orinoco plains which stretch from Colombia into Venezuala, joropa is a fast traditional rhythm played on harp, bandola and cuatro accompanied by bass, cajon and maracas which Cimarron fire up with a flawless virtuosity and a heart-stopping sense of drama.

Led by harpist Carlos Rojas, they have been experimenting with the music of their homeland for the past two decades on the search for new musical horizons, whilst staying true to their roots – all of which led them to a recent critically acclaimed collaboration with celebrated Welsh harpist Catrin Finch. Band on the Wall welcomes this truly spectacular band to the venue on their very first visit to Manchester.

This concert will begin at 8pm