"Eva Ayllón is one of the great figures of today's Latin music." -NPR, All Things Considered
"Perú Negro is so much unadulterated fun . . . imbued with theatrical flair and charming comic digressions." -Boston Globe
Formed 40 years ago to preserve Peru's African heritage, Perú Negro has performed all over the world as "Cultural Ambassadors of Peruvian Culture." A nonstop carnival of rhythm, Perú Negro's high-energy show is made up of festive and celebratory dances interwoven with vibrant live music. The ensemble is accompanied by the dynamic diva Eva Ayllón-the best-known voice in contemporary Peruvian music. Ayllón is endowed with a rich, colorful, passionate, playful, and sensual voice that warrants her fame. Part of the miniseries "Faces of Latina Performers." $39, $35; CMA members $38, $34
Generous support for Faces of Latina Performers is provided by Kathryn Karipides and David Brown in memory of their beloved friend May Chicris.
These programs made possible in part by the Ernest L. and Louise M. Gartner Fund, the P. J. McMyler Musical Endowment Fund, and the Anton and Rose Zverina Music Fund. Media sponsor is WVIZ/PBS and 90.3 WCPN ideastream.