Monday 31st July 2023
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Aberystwyth Arts Centre
Aberystwyth SY23 3DE
Back in 2007, Welsh harp virtuoso Catrin Finch met with Colombian joropo band Cimarrón and embarked on an exhilarating tour of Wales. Celebrating the 16th year of their collaboration, Catrin and Cimarrón meet again to tour the UK in summer 2023 and we are excited to bring them to Musicfest 2023.
Catrin Finch is one of the world’s greatest harp players, an extraordinary talent and musical adventurer whose career includes both solo performances with the world’s top orchestras and, more recently, sensational award-winning collaborations with some of the greatest global musicians including Edmar Castaneda (Colombia), Toumani Diabate (Mali), Seckou Keita (Senegal) and Ireland’s Aoife Ní Bhriain.
The 6-piece Grammy-nominated Cimarrón, led by vocalist Ana Veydo, perform joropo dance music from the cattle-rearing plains of the Orinoco, rooted in a deep tradition defined by the mestizo mixed heritage of African, Spanish and indigenous cultures. Cimarrón make wild, untamed music that preserves the spirit of freedom found in one of the world’s most untouched regions. Fast-paced and powerful, their music combines impetuous singing, amazing stomp dancing and fierce instrumental virtuosity of strings and percussion.
General admission is £20.00, with several concessionary options for £18.00. For full information and to book your ticket, please visit the Aberystwyth Arts Centre Box Office or call 01970 62 32 32.