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Perú Negro with Eva Ayllón: Festejo

  • January 22, 2011 at 8:00 pm

Concert Hall Family-Friendly Event

Perú Negro with Eva Ayllón: Festejo

The Los Angeles Times describes this colorful, energetic ensemble as “a carnival of rhythm.” Formed 40 years ago to celebrate Peru’s African cultural heritage, Perú Negro has brought the unique music and dance traditions of the Afro-Peruvian community to audiences across the globe. Officially designated “Cultural Ambassadors of Peruvian Culture,” this group of more than 30 dancers and musicians perform the rhythms, sounds and movements propagated along Peru’s coast by African slaves. Their programs fill the stage with festive and celebratory dances interwoven with vibrant live music that recreates their folkloric ancestry. These electrifying Afro-Peruvian artists team up with sultry songstress Eva Ayllón, often called “Peru’s Tina Turner,” whose three-decade career has established her as  “one of the great figures of today’s Latin music.” (NPR Music)

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