Summer Nights | Catrin Finch & CimarrÓn
TUESDAY 18 JULY - 8:00 PM
Back in 2007, Welsh harp virtuoso Catrin Finch embarked on an exhilarating tour of Wales with Colombian joropo band Cimarrón. This year they celebrate the 16th year of their collaboration with a UK tour.
Catrin Finch is one of the world’s greatest harp players. She is an extraordinary talent and musical adventurer. Her career includes solo performances with the world’s top orchestras, and sensational award-winning collaborations. She has worked 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 are led by vocalist Ana Veydo. They 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.
A rare chance to witness a thrilling global collaboration.