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Luz A. Pereira is a Pachamama Peruvian Arts Instructor and teachers Peru’s coastal dances. Pereira began her career in 1963 after graduating from Peru’s College of Folk Music and Dance-- completing her final exams under Rosa Elvira Figueroa, José María Arguedas, Lucha Egoaguirre and others. In 1965, Pereira’s delegation won the First Latin America Festival of Folklore held in Salta, Argentina. Since late 1970s she has participated in many festivals, workshops and presentations at such venues as the American Museum of Natural History, Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall and others across the United States and Canada, with the group Tahuantinsuyo, then with Inkay and later in a personal basis. Information: (212) 683-2381 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Carlos Bernales, composer, pianist and organist, believes that music should be motivated by the desire to serve and uplift the human spirit since music is expressive of love, beauty and truth. Bernales hold a Masters in Composition from Aaron Copland School of Music (Queens College). Several of his works have been performed and played by different ensembles and orchestras in the U.S. (Julliard, Mannes, CUNY) and other countries, being in turn broadcasted by television (NBC, MNN) and radio stations (95.5 FM, Filarmonia 102.7 FM.) As a pianist, he has performed at the United Nations, and several concert halls in the U.S. and abroad. Bernales is a current member of ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers) and AGO (American Guild of Organists). Information: (212) 505-6365.
ALCATRAZ offers a contemporary treatment of Afro-Peruvian classics, combining a firm basis in tradition with hints of American jazz. This repertoire of Peruvian jazz or New York festejo includes new arrangements of Afro-Peruvian folkloric songs (such as “El Mayoral”, “Yo No Soy Jaqui” and “Cardo o Ceniza”) as well as original compositions.Alcatraz is directed by American born bassist, arranger, and composer Edward Perez. Perez has not only shared the stage with jazz heavyweights such as George Garzone and Mick Goodrick, but through his years in Lima he has performed and recorded with Afro-Peruvian greats such as Julio “Chocolate” Algendones and Juan Medrano Cotito. In Alcatraz he is joined by top-notch musicians including Marcos Napa, formerly the principal percussionist of the world renowned ensemble Peru Negro. Drummer and multi-percussionist Hector Morales completes the percussion section, and on guitar is Eric Kurimski, protégé of the great Carlos Hayre. Lead vocals are provided by the city’s newest phenomenon in South American jazz, Sofia Koutsovitis. Information: (617) 943-1104 or email@example.com
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Conjunto Revelación del Peru
Inka Kusi Sonqo is an organization comprised of people who are interested in researching and performing the dance and music from the Andes, mainly Peru, Bolivia and Ecuador. The group strongly believes that the treasure of the Andes lies in its folklore and its history. This is what Inka Kusi Sonqo wishes to communicate to the new generations. Inka Kusi Sonqo was founded in 1993 by a partnership of three people: Elva Jimenez, Andres Jimenez and Madeleine Torres. Inka Kusi Sonqo is open to any one who has an interest in the rich heritage of music and dance from the Andes. The current performers in Inka Kusi Sonqo are: Andres Jimenez, Elva Jimenez Ambia, Roxana Jimenez Quintanilla, Jose Lara, Julian Marquez, Raquel Marquez, and Erico Benavente, Carlos Huacantara. Información: (917) 676-4278, firstname.lastname@example.org
PERU INCA FOLK utilizando la técnica danzaría y estudios antropológicos, ha sabido rescatar, difundir las tradiciones y costumbres del Peru a través de la danza. Realizando talleres y presentaciones, en escuelas, colegios, universidades y eventos importantes de la Comunidad Latina y Americana. Peru Inka Folk esta bajo la dirección de Rosa Carhuallanqui, licenciada en docencia Folklórica en la Escuela Nacional de Folklore “José Maria Arguedas”Lima Peru, con una formación académica en antropología, investigadora, escritora y coleccionista de Trajes Típicos. Rosa Carhuallanqui actualmente esta realizando proyectos educativos para los programas especiales de las artes y para el programa de español para los colegios New Jersey, NewYork y Connecticut difundiendo la cultura latinoamericana. Information: (973) 478-9379 email@example.com www.peruincafolk.com
Ballet Folklorico Peru was formed in 1991 in New York City by three Peruvian-born dancers – Amparo Soria and Nélida Silva from the Andes, and Luis Iturre from Lima – to bring the rich traditional dances of their homeland to their new home in the United States.