Formed 40 years ago to celebrate Peru’s African cultural heritage, Perú Negro has brought the unique music and dance traditions of the Afro-Peruvian community to audiences across the globe. Officially designated “Cultural Ambassadors of Peruvian Culture,” this group of more than 30 dancers and musicians performs the rhythms, sounds and movements propagated along Peru’s coast by African slaves. Perú Negro’s programs fill the stage with festive and celebratory dances interwoven with vibrant live music that recreates their folkloric ancestry. These electrifying Afro-Peruvian artists team up with sultry songstress Eva Ayllón, often called “Peru’s Tina Turner,” whose three-decade career has established her as “one of the great figures of today’s Latin music.” (NPR Music)
Saturday, Jan. 22 at 8 p.m.
Tickets: $46, $38, $23
Family Friendly: youth through grade 12 half price when accompanied by an adult.
Series Sponsor: HSBC