by Miriam Rossius
Our list of wishes has already known him for a couple of years: Harpist Carlos Rojas with his vivid group from Colombia’s Llanos region. The endless plains along Orinoco River unite Indigenous, Andalusian and African influences and you can also hear this in popular Joropo dance music. For about 300 years it is part of people’s everyday life who mainly make a living by raising cattle.
Cimarrón perform a modern, electronically tinted and at the same time very authentic version of the genre. A soundtrip beyond Latin stereotypes with an impressive singer, harp, four-stringed cuatro guitar, rattling maracas, tribal indigenous whistles and more.