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Viva Peru! : Dia de la cancion criolla : 30 October

Viva Peru! : Dia de la cancion criolla : 30 October

Latinos in London Entertainment proudly presents another fantastic event : VIVA PERU! next 30 October, 2016 with live music, family & friends to celebrate Peruvian famous Dia de la cancion criolla (Creole music day) focus on their traditional popular music and people.

Live music will be provided by ZAMBO featuring top peruvian musicians based in London Kanti Qena (Lokandes) & Kieffer Santander (Manos Negras) + Special guests. Their background is based on different rhythms of black Peruvian music such as Festejos, Landos, Socavones, Zamacuecas and also includes rhythms from La Lima Criolla (creole music) such as the famous Peruvian vals,and the Marinera Limeña with the constant sounds of drums, (congas, cajón, bongos, Quijada, cajita,etc.. ), and the mélody of popular sounds of Tropical music, Cumbia and psychedelic Chicha from the peruvian amazon.

On the decks Dj Nino aka Carlitos from & Arriba la Cumbia playing some peruvian classics, afro-latin rhythms, salsa and tropical beats to remember from Lima and El Callao to London!

Creole music is Peru’s national music and its role in Peruvian culture. Música criolla or canción criolla is a varied genre of Peruvian music that exhibits influences from African, European, and Andean music. The genre's name reflects the coastal culture of Peru, and the local evolution of the term criollo into a more socially inclusive element of the nation.

This special day you would hear the sound of guitars and the “cajón peruano”. These musical instruments give rhythm to marinera, tondero, festejo, landó, and zamacueca which are five samples of the creole music.

Afro-Peruvian music was first created by African slaves in Peru during the Colonial Period and beyond. The rhythms include Festejo, Landó, Socabon, Pregon, Zamacueca, and Alcatraz. Many of those were played with a mixture of Spanish and Indian instruments and used the Spanish coplas as lyrics. They were practiced only in private black gatherings until the 1950s, when efforts of some scholars studying the Peruvian community, such as Nicomedes Santa Cruz, Victoria Santa Cruz and Jose Durand, compiled songs and dances after struggling with racism and poor recognition. Interpreters such as Lucila Campos, Caitro Soto, Susana Baca, Eva Ayllon, and the Peru Negro dance company, among others, have brought these genres to the world's attention.

The most popular genre of música criolla in Perú is the marinera, often called the national dance of Perú. Other main genres are Peruvian vals and tondero, festejo, polka, zamacueca, coplas de amor fino, and landó.

30 OCT | VIVA PERU! Dia de la cancion criolla [Free entry]
Dj from 5pm - Live music from 7,45pm until 10:30pm.
Address: The Forge, Camden 3-7 Delancey Street, London NW1 7NL, London
RSVP +44 20 7383 7808

Curated by Carlos Nino (
Enquiries: music @

*MENU: The Forge Cantina serves freshly-prepared modern British cuisine and a new latin american menu including Arepas, Tequenos, Ceviche, Argentinian steak, Chicharrones,etc.. and top quality drinks and cocktails.


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