Theatr Mwldan | Astar Artes Co-Production


Tour Dates: 8 – 14 March 2010


Celebrating the beauty and versatility of the harp music of Colombia and Cymru, this extraordinarily vibrant project returns to Mwldan following an ecstatic response to two sell-out shows in 2009, an appearance at the Smithsonian Institute, Washington in July 2009 and Cimarron’s triumphant set at the 2009 WOMAD festival. From the cattle-rearing plains of rural Colombia on the Orinoco delta, Cimarron make wild, untamed joropo music that preserves the spirit of freedom found in one of the world’s most untouched regions. Rooted in a deep peasant tradition defined by the mestizo mixed heritage of African, Spanish and indigenous cultures and led by harpist and composer Carlos Rojas, harp, bandola, cuatro, maracas, bass and cajon hammer out rippling melodies and mesmerizing rhythms with jaw-dropping speed and passion. Highlights include a dazzling array of solos, whirlwind dance and some haunting love songs! HRH The Prince of Wales' Royal Harpist from 2000 to 2004, Catrin Finch needs little introduction. This virtuosic harpist’s stunningly innovative approach has captured the imagination of fans worldwide and she has enjoyed considerable classical crossover success. Since Catrin first met Cimarron in Caernarfon in 2007 to exchange traditional Welsh and Colombian tunes, their captivating musical chemistry has brought audiences across the country to their feet.


“Their female dancer, in a gorgeous dress from some 19th century ballroom, swirls in a deadly-looking courting ritual round a stamping male, and a sensual past breathes again.” The Independent on Cimarron at WOMAD 2009
“If I’d not been jammed in the middle of the back row…I’d have fallen off my seat with excitement!” fRoots on Catrin Finch and Cimarron in Cardigan 2009


Touring to:


CARDIGAN Theatr Mwldan




SWANSEA Taliesin

NEWPORT Riverfront

HARLECH Theatr Harlech

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