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The Queen of Peruvian Song Eva Ayllón

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Famed Música Criolla Singer Fuses African and Spanish Traditions

“A strong and outrageously good singer” New York Times

“One of her country’s most talented and influential vocalists” Chicago Tribune

“Eva Ayllón is an icon of Afro-Peruvian culture and tradition” Jazz Times

“The Tina Turner of Afro-Peruvian music, energetic and playful, sexy and fully charged” Los Angeles Times

Eva Ayllon is sometimes called Peru’s Tina Turner. Her 30-year career has taken her in many musical directions, but she remains best known for her renditions of Afro-Peruvian music. That’s a style that emerged in 1950s Lima, hand in hand with the notion of “black pride.”
Afro-Peruvian music has complex, sensual rhythms. Its instrumentation is spare, originally just nylon-string guitar, bass and a wooden box called cajon. When it started getting outside attention in the mid-’90s, it felt new. The music’s lean architecture and introspective mood differentiated it from the likes of salsa and merengue. But to experience the full-on gravitas of Afro Peru, you need to hear the husky voice of Allyon.

Enslaved Africans had to make two long passages to reach Peru, first across the Atlantic, and then over the landmass of South America. The people of the so-called Black Pacific were so far removed from their African origins that the creators of Afro-Peruvian music couldn’t rely much on cultural memory. So they created instruments, rhythms and a compelling musical aesthetic that was largely a product of their imaginations. The pride of Afro-Peruvian music is the lando, an elegant dance with intertwined rhythms and a seductive undertow. Ayllon mastered the form early on and soon became known as “the queen of the lando.” by NPR Banning Eyre

October 18
Doors 6PM Show 7PM
$25 advance|| $30 DOS cash only

Logan Square Auditorium
2539 N Kedzie

Official Website: http://www.arteyvidachicago.com/events/eva-ayllon

Added by arteyvidachicago.com on September 11, 2009