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Tondero and Marinera Mochera with Dayan Aldana

Even after moving to the United States from Peru, Dayan Aldana continues to perform música criolla—a genre born from a mixture of Spanish, Andean, and African influences. Aldana participated in the Perú: Pachamama program’s Festival Community Days, accompanying Marinera Viva!!! with tondero tunes from Peru’s north coast. Filmography: LaQuinda Grimes, … Continue reading Tondero and Marinera Mochera with Dayan Aldana

100 Peruvian Heartbeats: Cajoneros at the Opening Ceremony

After the Opening Ceremony of the 2015 Folklife Festival, 100 Cajoneros—an ensemble of Peruvians living in the United States—welcomed the Perú: Pachamama program to the National Mall. The cajón box drum is featured prominently in many genres of Peruvian music and has become a symbol of national identity, … Continue reading 100 Peruvian Heartbeats: Cajoneros at the Opening Ceremony

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