Exploring Peru through Song and Dance

Sunday, March 17, 2019
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Petty Auditorium

Explore Peru's rich history and culture through its songs, dances, and chamber music in this concert for string quartet and voice, presented by Crossing Borders Music.

Hear oppressed miners seeking freedom as Peruvian tenor Luis Galvez sings the original version of El condor pasa by Daniel Alomía Robles. Learn how Chabuca Granda combined European, Andean, and African influences in timeless classic "Creole waltz," titled “La flor de la canela” (“The Cinnamon Flower”). Hear the longing of Peruvians abroad for their homeland in César Míro's "Todos vuelven" ("Everybody Returns"). Learn about the Afro-Peruvian song and dance Hatajo de Negritos, a Christian spiritual tradition that fostered hope and resistance to slavery. Works by Armando Guevara Ochoa, Sadiel Cuentas, Kike Pinto Cárdenas, and more round out the program.