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4th annual Tulsa Roots Rocks the Green
Sunday, October 4, 2015 at 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
From the cattle rearing, Llanos Orientales region of Colombia, Grupo Cimarron performs the festive dance music of “joropo,” a fiercely virtuoso display of rippling melodies and powerful rhythms combining Andalusia, Indigenous, and African roots. Led by harpist Carlos Rojas, these musicians seek to explore and experiment with their rich heritage while retaining the essence of tradition. In addition to its Tulsa Roots Rock the Green performance, Cimarron will join students from San Miguel Middle School for an interactive performance and Q and A session on Monday, Oct. 5.
The band will discuss its musical roots, culture and instruments with the San Miguel students, many of whom are bilingual. San Miguel serves the Tulsa community by providing an educational solution for families in poverty. The school is dedicated to helping children from challenging environments, regardless of race, nationality or religion, to achieve academic and personal success through a non-tuition driven Lasallian education. *This engagement of Grupo Cimarron is made possible through Southern Exposure: Performing Arts of Latin America, a program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts.