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??? asked in TravelLatin AmericaPeru · 7 years ago

How are parties (fiestas latina) in Peru?

I am currently doing a projet on fiesta latina and I chosed to do it on Peru.

I want to know how the atmosphere is and what is present (for example : what kind of musique, fast of slow, what people are doing, what people are putting, their costumes, etc.)

Furthermore, I will have to create an object that is related to fiestas, if you have any ideas of what I should do, please comment.

Thank you :)

2 Answers

  • 7 years ago
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    I asked my wife still a Peruvian citizen to answer your question. The traditional music is Marinera, medium pace. Men and women dancing together. Holding a hankerchief in a upright hand position. La Marinera is one of the most elegant and flirtatious dances in Peru. I suggest you search youtube dot com for the dance of Peru La Marinera and watch the video.

  • 7 years ago

    The only festivity in Peru we can lable as Fiesta Latina would be EL DÍA DE LA CANCIÓN CRIOLLA, translated means: Folk Song Day.

    In 1944 due to the great migration from the farmlands to the capital Lima. The president declared that the 31st of October will become Folk Song Day. Having a religious non-labour holiday the next day, this would set the perfect stage for a party.

    Día de la Canción Criolla is celebrated on your Halloween eve, so in more recent decades, Lima and 3 other big cities are divided into 2 groups: A 10% celebrating a costume party and the rest (which includes all the provinces) celebrating Folk Music Day.

    Since Peru is a Poly-Ethnic Country, there are different folk music according to the region, nevertheless most people go to night clubs called: PEÑAS, where all the major folk styles are played and danced.

    ETHNIC Group . . . . . Folk Music . . . . . . . . Region

    Whites & Mestizo . . MARINERA . . . . . . . . North & Central Pacific Coast

    Afroamerican . . . TONDERO & FESTEJO. . . . . . . . Central Pacific Coast

    Andean . . . . . . . . . . .WAYNO . . . . . . . . . .Mountain Region

    White-Mestizo-Black . .Peruvian WALTZ . . . .Central Pacific Coast

    Amazon Rain Forest . Tacacho (and many other) . . . Rain forest to the east

    If you want to build something to represent this festivity, it has to be a CAJÓN, unfortunatelly it's in spanish:

    The Peruvian Cajón is a unique musical instrument created by Peruvian-Afroamericans. It resembles the footsteps of a horse and it got more elaborated throughout the years.

    Listen to it here (solo performance):

    In FESTEJO MUSIC (festejo means celebration):

    Today our most famous Folk Rock group is NOVALIMA, and they use Cajón:

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