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EVA AYLLON - SOLD OUT!!!
October 17, 2013
Peru's foremost Afro-Peruvian legend
Thursday, Oct 17
- 8pm $50 adv, $55 door - SOLD OUT!!!
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Eva Ayllón, a composer and singer, is one of Peru's foremost Afro-Peruvian musicians, and one of the country's most enduring living legends, with six nominations for the Latin Grammy Award for Best Folk Album.
Mostly influenced by her grandmother at a very young age, Eva Ayllón joined different children-oriented Afro-Peruvian ensembles in the early '70s. After making a record called Los Kipus y Eva, featuring the hit single "Que Somos Amantes," Eva Ayllón decided to pursue a solo career. She debuted in 1978 with the release of Esta Noche. Named the Queen of Landó, in reference to a local folk style, her music started attracting international attention while touring worldwide in the mid-'90s.
To date, Eva has produced over 20 records. Her latest release is Kimba Fa, an exploration of the musical styles that she has performed over the last three decades. In 2004 she released Eva! Leyenda Peruana, which was her first album produced in the United States. Today, Eva continues to tour and lives in New Jersey with her Peruvian-American husband and children. In her music, Ayllón blends indigenous Peruvian, African and Spanish influences into a style known as musica criolla.
Typically, Ayllón focuses on the musical genres of Peru’s capital city along the Pacific coast, Lima. Ayllón is particularly known for the Peruvian music genres of the lando, the festejo, and the vals, and is known as “The Queen of Lando”.