Peru’s Renowned Afro-Peruvian Artist Eva Ayllón to Showcase at WOMEX Tomorrow

Eva Ayllón
Celebrated Afro-Peruvian singer Eva Ayllón is set to perform tomorrow, Friday, October 19th at WOMEX as part of the official showcases. The concert will take place at Hall 16, Helexpo in Thessaloniki at 21:00-21:45.

Eva Ayllón is a world citizen and an international ambassador of Peru’s culture. Ayllón’s musical roots are in two coastal Peruvian styles: música criolla (Creole music) and Afro-Peruvian music. Peruvian música criolla-the legacy of the multiethnic coastal culture that developed among the working classes in 20th century Lima-involves strophic songs with lyrics about lost love, romance, patriotism, and nostalgia for colonial Lima. Genres include the marinera and the vals (waltz), the latter of which is one of Ayllón’s specialties. Música criolla has been performed, since the mid-twentieth century, on two core instruments that symbolically express Lima’s Spanish and African heritages: the guitar and the cajón (box drum).

Eva Ayllón has moved landó in a new direction since the Afro-Peruvian revival, re-imagining it as a kind of sensual and highly syncopated popular ballad with varied instrumentations. An innovator in both criollo and Afro-Peruvian styles, she adds Afro-Cuban batá drums, West African jembe, jazzy keyboards, and salsa-style horn sections to the mix. Yet, Eva Ayllón’s style remains both fiercely individual and distinctively Peruvian.

Her recordings available out side Peru include Eva Leyenda Peruana, Kimba Fa.

Ayllón continues her four-decade unstoppable career returning in 2013 to Carnegie Hall after a sold-out performance in 2008. Upcoming projects include collaborations with flamenco star Diego El Cigala and the legendary salsa singer Rubén Blades.

Other Meetings with Eva Ayllón:

Meet Eva Ayllón at the presentation & press conference “Peru: the country, its music”:
Date: Friday, October 19
Place: Room D, Hall 8, Helexpo
Time: 16:00-17:00

Meet & Greet Eva Ayllón and her band at Peru Country Brand’s “Pisco Sour Cocktail”:

Date: Saturday, October 20
Place: Hall 5: 5.70-5.71-5.72, Helexpo
Time: 17:00-18:00

For additional information visit:

Official website of the artist: Visit Eva Ayllon official website
Official website of Peru Country Brand: International Campaign Launch 2012

For further information on Peru Music during WOMEX visit

Peru Music Booth – Hall 5 Stand 5.70 – 5.71 – 5.72
contact Consuelo Arbelaez – PR Veltrac Music
+39 348 85 32 926 (Italy) or send an email:
Veltrac Music is the music consultant for Peru Music Brand

Author: World Music Central News Department

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