Don’t feel like dressing up this Halloween?? There’s another option….
On Creole Music Day Peruvians toast, party, and sing to the beat of música criolla, a genre combining Afro-Peruvian and Andean styles and giving rise to a bevy of stars including the internationally recognized singer and current Minister of Culture, Susana Baca, and the great Eva Ayllon. The most popular of this genre is the Marinera, the national dance of Peru, although it also includes the Peruvian Waltz, Tondero, Festejo, Peruvian Polka, Zamacueca, Landó, and others.
This musical staple of the coastal region was honored in 1944 when Creole Music Day was announced as a national holiday, and has been celebrated alongside Halloween ever since.
Those of you staying with us in one of our four Pirwa hostels in Cusco shouldn’t miss the FREE Concert in Cusco for “Día de la Canción Criolla”. It takes place on Oct 31st at 7:00pm at the ICPNA Auditorio (Av. Tullumayo #125).
Don’t forget that we are also having our own HALLOWEEN PARTY at Pirwa Colonial Backpackers, so no matter which of the hostels you are staying at, you should definitely stop by after the concert! We’ll get started around 8:30 and will go as long as you do!….
If you’re staying in one of our two Lima hostels on October 31st, you’ll have lots of options. Because we are located in the Miraflores district of Lima, we’re perfectly located near a variety of lively and safe establishments.
Below are some Miraflores options for Creole Music Day, for those who are interested. We’re partying for Halloween in Pirwa Prada Backpackers Hostel as well, so stop by!
Afro-Peruvian percusión with traditional instruments at De Teatro Canout located at Av. Petit Thouars 4550 in Miraflores. If you can’t make it on the 31st, the show will continue nightly until the 20th of Nov from Fridays through Mondays at 8 p.m.. Tickets at Teleticket.
Singer Lourdes Carhuas will sing the classical themes of the creaole repertoire at the Jazz Zone located at Av. La Paz 656, Pasaje El Suche in Miraflores. The show begins at 11 p.m. and entry is S/.20.00- call 241-8139 for reservations.
Giselle Altuna will sing Valses, Polkas, Landóas and Festejos at the ICPNA Miraflores Auditorio located on Av. Ángamos Oeste 120. The show starts at 7:30pm and entrance is FREE.