Musical Performance: Afro-Peruvian Night At Alwan

Sat, February 2, 2008 9:00 pm at Alwan for the Arts

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Afro-Peruvian Night at Alwan

House opens 8:30PM

$15 ($10 Students with valid ID)

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to experience Afro-Peruvian music at its best! All the charm and festive spirit of the music of the coast of Peru in a concert that will feature two top ensembles of this genre: Alcatraz, the premier afro-Peruvian ensemble in NYC and directly from Peru, Gabriel Alegria’s Group integrated by the hottest musicians of the afro-peruvian scene.

These two ensembles will present a program that will be a true celebration of afro-Peruvian culture and a perfect match between tradition and innovation. While Alegria’s band has crafted a unique sound that fuses Afro-Peruvian music with Jazz, Alcatraz’ repertoire is based on contemporary versions of afro-peruvian classics such as Cardo o Ceniza and Mayoral . In the spirit of this tradition and taking advantage of the spectacular line up for this concert, which includes former members of Peru Negro, Eva Ayllon and Teatro del Milenio, there will collaborations between members of both bands which will include creole guitar duets, uplifting percussion solos, typical “zapateo” counterpoint (afro-peruvian tap dance) and much more.

Gabriel Alegria’s Band:

Gabriel Alegria: Trumpet
Laurandrea Leguía: Saxophone
Yuri Juárez: Guitar
Joscha Oetz: Bass
Hugo Alcázar: Drums
Freddy “Huevito” Lobatón: Traditional Afro-Peruvian instruments such as cajón (box drum) and quijada (jaw bone) and zapateo (afro-peruvian tap dance).


Claudia Alzamora: Vocals
Eric Kurimsky: Guitar
Edward Perez: Bass
Hector Morales: Cajon (box drum).
Marcos Napa: Traditional Afro-Peruvian instruments such as cajón (box
drum) and quijada (jaw bone) and zapateo (afro-peruvian tap dance).

Last updated: 2008-01-31 09:09:24

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