by ARIEL RAMIREZ.
based on the rhythms and traditions of Hispanic America
Misa Criolla is the most famous work of the Argentine composer Ariel Ramirez. Composed in 1964, it is one of the first masses in Spanish.
Ramirez was fascinated with the music of the gauchos and Andean people so he not only used the language of his country but also the musical rhythms of Argentina, partly played by local instruments such as charring, sinus, bombs and guitar.
Free Range collaborated with Latin American folk music group Mestisa with this performance which formed part of the University of Leeds International Concert Series.