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Grupo Cimarrón perform "Y soy llanero"
For more information about this album, click here: and for more information about Smithsonian Folkways , the non-profit record label of the national museum, click here: Grupo Cimarrón perform "Y soy llanero" from their 2004 Grammy nominated album "Sí, soy llanero: Joropo Music from the Orinoco Plains of Colombia" on Smithsonian Folkways. The lively sounds of traditional joropo music can be found throughout the plains of Colombia and Venezuela. Created by ranching people with a love of cattle, horses, music, and dance, the joropo's driving rhythm and percussive stringed instrument sound draw from centuries-old Spanish, African, and New World musical traditions that contributed to the region's unique mestizo (mixed) culture. The music reflects the pride the plains people have in their history and culture. Here, Grupo Cimarrón, a "supergroup" of Colombia's finest joropo musicians, perform "Y soy llanero" (And I Am a Plainsman), a song that extols and romanticizes the plains and its cattle ranchers. A higher resolution version of this video can be viewed at: Digital Downloads are available of this album in both MP3 and FLAC format. The content and comments posted here are subject to the Smithsonian Institution copyright and privacy policy ( Smithsonian reserves the right in its sole discretion to remove any content at any time. ©2008 Smithsonian Institution
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