Back in 2007, Welsh harpist Catrin Finch met with Colombian joropo band Cimarron and embarked on an exhilarating tour of Wales, a collaboration repeated in 2009 and 2010.Ten years later, Catrin and Cimarron meet again to tour the UK.
Catrin Finch is a remarkable and fearless artist, one of the world’s leading harp players, whose career has featured both solo performances with the world’s top orchestras and, more recently, collaborations with leading world music artists, including Toumani Diabate and, most successfully, Senegalese kora player Seckou Keita, with whom she forms “one of the most popular world music acts of this decade” (Tim Cumming, Songlines).
Cimarrón performs joropo music from the Plains of the Orinoco River with a global and contemporary sound. Their powerful scenic force achieves a unique blend of its Andalusian, Indigenous American and African roots, with impetuous and deep ethnic singing, amazing stomp dance and fierce instrumental virtuosity of strings and percussions.
Their music includes four-stringed cuatro, harp, maracas, and also peruvian-flamenco cajón, brazilian surdo, afro-colombian tambora, a stomp dance as a percussion component and tribal indigenous whistles never seen before out of Latin America.
The particular sound of Cimarron leads a new wave of colombian joropo music.
A rare chance to witness a thrilling global collaboration.
“Absolutely brilliant!” - Lucy Duran, BBC Radio 3
Catrin Finch's website
Tickets: £19*, Under 25's £6*
Venue: The Apex, Bury St Edmunds
*Includes £1 booking fee
This event is promoted by The Apex