'Festejo' at Fairfield U. to celebrate Peru's African heritage
Published 7:22 pm, Thursday, January 13, 2011
Grammy-nominated Afro-Peruvian songstress Eva Ayllón joins Perú Negro in celebrating Perú's African heritage in "Festejo," an evening of song, dance and music at 8 p.m. Jan. 29 in Fairfield University's Quick Center for the Arts.
Tickets are $40, $35 and $30, and are available at www.quickcenter.com, or by calling the box office at 203-254-4010.
For more than 30 years, Ayllón has been selling out theaters in Perú as well as in North America.
She performed at Carnegie Hall in 2009. During her years of recording, she has more than 20 albums, including a double Latin Grammy® nomination in 2003 and a double Platinum album in her native Perú.
Perú Negro, appointed by the Peruvian government as "cultural ambassadors of Black Perú," is a company consisting of 22 Peruvian singers, dancers and musicians.
The group was formed more than 30 years ago to preserve Perú's African heritage, and has been nominated for three Grammy awards.