Cimarron Slide Show

About Us

NY, NY, United States
The Cimarron Project is an ensemble dedicated to showcasing the diversity of Afro-Cuban music and dance at its most traditional. They educate their listeners by introducing them to lesser known forms such as the Cuban Bata drumming style, Abakua music, Suku Suku, and Changui by weaving these elements into renditions of Rumba and Cuban Son.The ensemble features the profound knowledge and talents of master percussionist and steward of Afro Cuban traditions, Roman Diaz from Havana, Cuba. The Cimarron project focuses on the expansion of this living breathing culture.Through dance and music workshops as well as hot club and cabaret dance nights they explore these cultural currents provoking a fascinating interaction with their audience.For more information and for booking please contact Onel Mulet:

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Maestro Roman Diaz in the news!!!!

CimarrĂ³n founder Roman Diaz is featured for his Midnight Rumba and his participation in the current movement of Avant Garde Afro Cuban Jazz music taking the city by storm during Winter Jazzfest 2014.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Sights and sounds from the APAP Conference in NYC!!!!

The APAP showcase was an amazing opportunity to share the stage with our Entour Entertainment mates! I have also posted some pictures here from the show and recent gigs around NY. Please check in with us periodically and stay tuned for the release of "Live from Space" our first live EP collection. Photo Credit, Juan Caballero, Eliseo Cardona Chromatic Blues, and Martin Cohen

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

The Cimarron Project is kicking off this years APAP World Music Showcase, hosted by Gabo Tomasini and Entour Entertainment. We will be playing a varied signature live set of eclectic Afro Cuban grooves with the master Roman Diaz holding court. Cimarron is the flagship band for Habana/Harlem® and as such will feature the talents of mainstays like Cuban Jazz guitar virtuoso Richard Padron, multi-instrumentalist Onel Mulet on sax, flute and percussion, also the stellar Cuban percussionists Clemente Medina, Daniel Carbonell and from Santiago de Cuba vocalist Jose Scringer. Latin Jazz drummer extraordinaire,Diego Lopez will be joining us too. We will close our set with master Cuban Tresero and composer, Pablo Moya, founder of the legendary Cuban dance band that gave Van Van a run for their money, Los Karachi. We are very pleased to share the bill with some fine bands please check out Banda Magda, Chieck Hamala, Spanglish Fly, Karikatura and the Williamsburg Salsa Orchestra!!!!

Monday, December 3, 2012

Afro Bembe Series in Harlem

Happy Birthday Machito!!!!!! On this day in 1909 the vanguard musician composer and legendary bandleader Frank "Machito" Grillo was born. He was the innovator of Afro Cuban Jazz spawning every style from Cu Bop to Salsa. He bridged the gap between Cuban music and Jazz at a time when blacks and latinos live side by side in Harlem. Thursday December 6 we honor Machitos life in music and celebrate Chango with music from The Cimarron Project featuring Roman Diaz kicking off the Afro Bembe Series.