This Friday brings two good news for the traditional colombian music in the midst of social isolation in the world by the pandemic coronavirus: the band of music llanera Cimarron has just been nominated for the Songlines Music Awards 2020 London (Best Group of the Year) and the Independent Music Awards 2020 New York (Best Latin Album).
The Songlines Music Awards are the most important awards for Uk music in the world, delivered by the music magazine specialized Songlines. Cimarron has conquered a place for the first time in the category Best Group of the Year.
Songlines highlighted to Cimarron in its December issue with an article of five pages on the most recent album of the band, Orinoco, that he was nominated to the Latin Grammy awards, 2019 in the category Best Album Folklore and is promoted in the world with a concert tour around China, India, Lebanon, Algeria, the united States and the Dominican Republic.
The list of nominees of the Songlines also includes the renowned african musicians Tinariwen and Bassekou Kouyaté, as well as the string quartet american Kronos Quartet. “It is a list of exceptionally strong nominees, which reflects the wide range of music that we cover,” said the director of the magazine, Jo Frost. Next June will the winners be announced and it is expected that at the end of November to deliver the awards in a special ceremony that is held annually in London.
Cimarron surprised the Uk between January and February with a new tour with the harpist officer of Prince Charles, Catrin Finch. Your step by more than 15 cities of England, Scotland and Wales, the plainsmen managed to conquer the public in cultural centres like the Room of Music of the Royal Philharmonic in Liverpool, the Theatre, Sage Gateshead and Celtic Connections festival in Glasgow.
The success of Cimarron in Britain was highlighted in a special programme from the BBC in London, recorded in the studios Maida Vale, which throughout its history has served as the stage for artists such as The Beatles and Adele.
But the band also still going strong in the united States. This year Cimarron becomes the Independent Music Awards in New York with Orinoco nominated for Best Latin Album, a category that already won in 2012. With your piece of improvisation and solos Zumbajam, the group also took the Independent a Better Instrumental in 2019.
The Independent Music Awards are held each June in the Big Apple with a night of live performances, but before the spread of the coronavirus, the organizers of the event have decided to transmit in digital the edition number 18 of the so-called “Grammy independent”. These recognise the work of the artists and record labels of the independent scene all over the world. By its panel of judges have past figures consolidated in the industry of pop and rock music, such as Ozzy Osbourne (Black Sabbath), Gloria Gaynor, Roberta Flack and Robert Smith (The Cure).
For the voice leader of the group, Ana Veydó, the recognition that it receives Cimarron in Europe and north America due to the fact that the band delivered to the world a sound that can be appreciated by all audiences. “We will continue dreaming of new and larger spaces for our joropo”, he said.