Singer Ana Veydó and harpist Carlos “Cuco” Rojas founded Cimarrón in Colombia. Rojas was part of a delegation of Colombian musicians that played for the Colombian writer Gabriel García Márquez during the awarding of the 1982 Nobel Prize in Literature in Stockholm, Sweden.
Cimarron started to internationalize their work in folk and world music through festivals, including: Smithsonian Folklife Festival, WOMEX Festival, WOMAD, Lake Eden Arts Festival, Newport Folk Festival, China National Center for the Performing Arts, Rainforest World Music Festival, Paléo Festival, Glatt & Verkehrt, Festival Músicas do Mundo, Festival Rio Loco, Festival Mawazine, Rajasthan International Folk Festival, Førde International Folk Music Festival, Sfinks Mixed, Flamenco Biennale Nederland, Lotus World Music & Arts Festival, National Cowboy Poetry Gathering, Utah Arts Festival, San Francisco International Arts Festival, Globalquerque, Festival International de Lousiane, Festival Nuit du Suds, Zomer van Antwerpen, Abu Dhabi Culture & Heritage, Festival México Centro Histórico and other performances around the globe.
Their 2004 album, Sí soy llanero (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings), was a Best Traditional World Music Album Nominee at the 47th Annual Grammy Awards. They were also nominated for a Latin Grammy in 2019 for Best Folk Album for their album Orinoco.
In 2007, Cimarron worked on a live album with Official Harpist to the Prince of Wales, Catrin Finch, and also they toured all over the United Kingdom.
Cimarron has performed in the United States, Spain, Portugal, France, Belgium, Netherlands, Switzerland, Norway, England, Czech Republic, Austria, Slovenia, Scotland, Croatia, Wales, Morocco, Arab Emirates, India, China, Japan, Malaysia, Rajasthan, Lebanon, Algeria, Mexico, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Costa Rica, El Salvador, República Dominicana, Panama, Colombia, Ecuador, Argentina, Chile and Uruguay.