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Student Matinee – Cimarrón

September 7, 2023 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am  |

  | $8 – $20


Cimarrón is considered by Forbes magazine as “the band that takes the music from the Orinoco River Plains across the world”. This Grammy-nominated six-piece band (Best Traditional World Music Album) delivers an extraordinary blend of its Andalusian, Indigenous and African roots, with a raw ethnic singing, percussive stomp dancing and rapidfire strings.

Their energetic and infectious music includes harp, four-stringed cuatro, guitar-like tiple and bandola, maracas, Afro-Peruvian cajón, Brazilian surdo, Afro Colombian tambora, ancient deer-skull whistles from the Orinoco River, the Amazonian Manguaré and all the power of the stomp dance of the rustic parties in Los Llanos (Colombian and Venezuelan Plains).

Student Matinee Tickets
$8 Students | $20 Additional Adults
One free adult chaperone ticket is provided for every ten student tickets.
Download the Student Matinee Order Form

Bring your class for free!

Kentucky K-12 public schools are eligible to receive FREE student tickets thanks to the Norton Center’s Arts for the Classroom Ticket Subsidy (ACTS) program. ACTS funding is only available to subsidize the cost of student tickets. For more information, visit our Matinees + Programs page.


One woman dressed in all black stands with her hands on her hips. Around her are five men holding various instruments

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.

Please note that the Norton Center is a historic venue with limited accessible seating. Special reserved wheelchair and companion seating is available for all shows. Interpretive services and large print programs are available upon request at least 20 days in advance of the performance. Please call the Box Office at 859-236-4692 to request assistance with your accommodations.

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