Cimarrón drops official video for "Agüita Fresca"
The Colombian-Venezuelan llanera group wants to empower women with its new video.
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"Agüita Fresca" is a choral story that shows in close-up the desires and pains of a group of women from the Orinoco region of Colombia and Venezuela, from their own perspective and with the background of the forgotten towns of the Orinoco.
The band's new music video for the song wants to rescue the work of the washerwomen of the river, located in the waters of the Caño Camoa in San Martín de los Llanos, the oldest town in this region of Colombia, in the department of Meta.
"Never before had a joropo video shown women in the power of their solitude — in desire, in their widowhood, in the fact of motherhood. We wanted to do it in the town where we live, with people from here," said Ana Veydó, singer and leader of Cimarrón.
Beyond the colonial architecture of the mansions, the clay ovens and the old church, the video explores the inner world of the women who live in the town.
"Agüita Fresca" is a love song that is part of La Recia, the number one album on the Transglobal World Music Chart and Top 20 World Music Charts Europe. With the new work, Cimarrón debuted at the most important Summer festivals in Europe, such as the Rudolstadt Festival in Germany and Globaltica Festival in Poland.
Cimarrón was the first and only Colombian traditional music band to be nominated for a Grammy in 2005 in the Best World Music Album category. In 2012, they won with the Best Latin Album at the Independent Music Awards in New York, and were nominated for the Best Traditional Music Show at the Lunas del Auditorio Awards in Mexico. With their album Orinoco (2019), they were also nominated for the Latin Grammy for Best Folk Album.
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