Talk:Music of Peru

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Somebody rewrote this article completely without giving a reason. I have reverted the unilateral deletion. The content is reproduced below so someone can work it in, if they feel so inclined. There looks to be some good info in here, but it's badly formatted, badly-written, doesn't cite its sources and contains obvious POV. Tuf-Kat 08:15, 12 January 2006 (UTC)

why does this only contain traditional music and not Rock and Hip hop and other modern forms of music in Peru? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 07:24, 28 July 2008 (UTC)

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Peru is home to thousands of dances of pre Inca, Andean and mestizo origin. The southern Andean region is famous for the Huayno and Cusco for its Muliza.

Arequipa is the proud creator of the famous Yaravi Arequipeño (sang by many brothers of the Andes) and the Pampeñas. The Huaylas is a happy the dance of the central Andes.

The coast has a different feel to the Andean, more rhythm yet it just as melancholic and interesting. Coastal have big gypsy or Roma People music and African influences, along other more romantic tunes like the well know Peruvian Valse; probably representing the ethnical coastal mix of Perú and especially of old Lima.

Commonly known Peruvian Valse tunes are: Alma Corazon y Vida, Odiame, Mi Propiedad Privada, El Plebeyo, La Flor de La Canela and Devuelveme El Rosario de Mi Madre some of which are sang by Caribbean groups, Ecuadorian and Colombian artists in the Bolero, Pasillo or Salsa version.

Out of the resulting mix most coastal rhythms is sang and played by duos of Creole guitars, the Peruvian Cajon and spoon rhythms. African derived rhythms like the Festejo or Landó are common in the black communities of the southern coast. Music with a strong African influence is known as Afro Peruvian.

Chabuca Granda is widely considered as the most important composer of Coastal Creole music, with such songs as La Flor de La Canela, Fina Estampa, and José Antonio. Susana Baca is a renowned singer and composer of Afro Peruvian music. She won a Grammy award in 2002 for her album Lamento Negro.

The central and north coast Trujillo, Lambayeque and Piura; have a stronger spanish influence hence then gypsy. These regions are most famous for their dances and guitar hymns like the piuran Tondero, the Limeñan Zamacueca, the Resbalosa and the trumpet bands of Marinera.

The Amazon has its own music derived from Chicha.

Chicha or Tecnocumbia (a peruvian proud invention) is a popular fusion of the andean Huayno, the Peruvian Valse, Amazonian rythms and Colombian Cumbia. It arose in places like Lima and Arequipa, soon spreading throughout Peru. The first chicha hit song was "La Chichera" by Los Demonios de Mantaro. Other famous performers include Belem, Pastorita Huaracina and Los Chapis.

Lima is famous for the Señor de los Milagros Procession and Bullfighting, which takes place in Plaza de Acho (the oldest bullfighting venue of the Americas). Considered the largest procession in South America, congregating devotees from all over the country, the Señor de los Milagros or Lord of Miracles Procession takes place during October. During the whole month, known as the mes morado -or purple month-, minor observations in honour of the patron (whose colour is purple) are celebrated. The main event occurs the 18th: dressed in purple habits, hundreds of thousands of devotees sing and pray while accompanying the image on its 24-hour route from the Nazarenas temple to La Merced church

why was this content removed? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 07:03, 9 August 2008 (UTC)

According to the relevant edit summary, it was a copyright violation as it had been lifted straight out of --Victor12 (talk) 15:15, 9 August 2008 (UTC)


This actual content is pretty short and fully of generalities and non-chronological info. Also was recommended for Guinnex, a wiki-administrator, as a "valid" one. Now i realized that there´s a lot of things to do here. To whom be interested for, i will do a first version in portuguese and later will translate it to english.--Felias78 (talk) 15:12, 7 November 2009 (UTC)