We have a treat for you.
As the start of our Newport Folk Festival 2019 coverage, and our 10th anniversary here at Music Ravings (the Folk Fest’s 60th anniversary, by the way), we’ve started a monthly podcast featuring interviews with musicians we adore. First on the docket is the Columbian llanero folk band, Cimarrón. The band was nominated for a Grammy for Best Traditional World Music Album in 2004, nominated by the Premios Luna del Auditorio de México in 2014, and won the Best Latin Album in 2012 at the Independent Music Awards. Their music is one of the most vivacious and rhythmic acts we’ve ever caught at the Newport Folk Festival.
Carlos Rojas Hernández, the harpist and band leader, took time after his set at the Museum Stage to talk to us about what music means to him, Newport, and the importance of a message in his craft.
And check out Cimarrón at their site right here.
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