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Peruvian Night by FESTEJATION.



May 5
9:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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40-19 Gleane St. Elmhurst, NY
New York, NY 11373 United States
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+01 347-808-0518
Peruvian Night by FESTEJATION.
Presented by Terraza 7
Friday, May 5th 2023 at 9:30 pm.
$15 Cover charge for Mezzanine
Maria Raquel / vocals
Eric Kurimski / guitar
Juan Felipe Mayorga / drums
Jeremy Smith / cajón
Murphy Aucamp / congas
Felipe Fournier / bongó, campana, quijada
Edward Pérez / bass and arrangements.
Where the sun-drenched dunes of a vast desert collide with the salty surf of the Pacific, the Afro-Peruvian musical tradition was born. The churning of those waves can be heard in the percussion and the spice of the ceviche from those waters can be felt in the vocals of festejo, the Afro-Peruvian music and dance style dedicated to celebration. In Festejation, a crack crew of New York regulars hailing from countries up and down the American continent pay homage to this tradition, each adding their accented voice and a dose of urban chic. Blending the talents of the group, director Edward Pérez (co-director of the Grammy-nominated Terraza Big Band and Silkroad artist) crafts novel arrangements in which festejo is treated at once as high art and also as a comfortable-as-denim dance style that anyone can get rowdy to with a pisco sour in hand.