San Francisco International Arts Festival

May 19th @ 8:00 p.m.

Early bird tickets are on sale March 1-31; tickets start at $12.

On opening night of the San Francisco International Arts Festival, Cimarrón — from the cattle rearing Llanos Orientales region of Colombia — will present a sound that is deeply rooted in heritage and influenced by Andalusian, Indigenous Indian and African music. Expect strong rhythms and powerful melodies led by harpist Carlos Rojas, as Cimarrón combines new sounds with long-held musical traditions.

Before the performance, at 6:00 p.m., Cimarrón’s musical director and harpist Carlos Rojas will lead an informative presentation about the history of traditional music from the Llanos Orientales region of Colombia.

And after the performance, join the Festival Opening Night Post Show Reception at 9:30 p.m. in the Cowell lobby. Admission is free with an opening night ticket. Meet and greet artists participating in this year’s Festival and raise a toast to celebrate the opening of the 2016 program.

This performance by Cimarrón is hosted by Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture as part of the San Francisco International Arts Festival, which runs from May 19 – June 5 exclusively at FMCAC. The Festival features over 100 performances by 50 different ensembles, as well as an expansive arts exhibition celebrating 100 years of the Dada Movement. Get discounts on tickets to see multiple shows at the Festival by buying a Festival pass. More details here.

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