By Luis Zapata Jr.


Sung by Mark Wright-Ahern

Dance performance by Inez Patricia School of Dance

Cusco Manta

“El Condor Pasa” composed by Daniel Alomia Robles“Valicha” composed by Miguel Angel Hurtado Delgado

Recreation of the of the entrance to the ceremony of gratitude, which honored the creator deity of the Inca, known as Wiracocha. He was worshipped as the god of the sun and creator of the universe, stars, and time. This representation will accompanied by two important Andean melodies: El Condor Pasa and Valicha.

Willaq, The Inca Priest, presents Tusuy, The Spirit of Dance

“Chachaschay” composer anonymous


“Jauja” and “Vaso de Cristal” composed by Zenobio Dagha Sapaico

This dance originated in the Chongos district, located in the southern region of Huancayo, Peru. It is a festive and satirical dance that alludes to the courtly dances of the Spanish colonialists. The attire for this dance is meant to represent the Spanish and taunt their mannerisms. Today it is recognized as a dance of grace and lordship in the manner of a Spanish quadrille that the mestizo have incorporated with indigenous rhythms.

Willaq, The Inca Priest, presents Waynu, The Dancer

Saca las Manos

“Saca las Manos” composed by Juan “Cholo” Chumbiauca

Willaq presents Supay and his evil plan

Pregones de Lima

“Viva Peru y el Sereno” composed by Alicia Maguina

The town “criers” or town heralds were merchants dedicated to singing songs or catchphrases at every hour of the day to advertise and sell their products. This included staples such as milk, tea, chicha, flowers, tamales, and fruits. The town heralds were present in colonial times and in the early days of the republic.

Cuando Llora Mi Guitarra

“Cuando Llora Mi Guitarra” composed by Augusto Polo Campos


“Por esas trenzas” composed by Lourdes Carhuas

The tondero is a dance of Peruvian origin, in the regions between Piura and Lambayeque. The oldest renditions of “Tondero” comes from the province of Morropón in the Piura Yungas. The Tondero is a lively and energetic dance, performed to the sound of a guitar or just to the beat of a cajón. It is usually performed by a single couple, and the music has vibrant, light but seductive melodies which are “plucked” on the guitar and backed by the cajón which, in its origins, was instead played on the Mozambican tam-tam.

Intermission (15 Minutes)


“Las Lavanderas” composed by Victoria Santa Cruz

A scene that represents some of the daily life in an alley of Lima, in which a conflict over a new clothesline between two washerwomen is resolved with music, singing and dance.


“Zamba Malató” composed by Perú Negro

Sambamalato, or Lando (musical genre) is derived from the Lundu originative of Angola dance. The Lando is an elegant dance with intertwined rhythms and a seductive undertow. Sambamalato is a representation created by the prestigious dance group Peru negro, that shows the women performing daily housework such as doing laundry.


“Mi Negrita Sofia” composed by Arturo Garay Bolivar

Festejo, one of the oldest Afro-Peruvian dances, is a festive celebration of liberation recognized for its high-energy movements, improvisation, and footwork. The music plays a very important role and is comprised of the cajon, tumbas, and guitar.

Contrapunto de Cajones

Composed by Ronaldo Campos
Performed by Perú Negro

A friendly competition between percussionists who play the cajón, known as “Cajoneros”. Each Cajonero would take turns trying to outplay the other as passerbys would stop to listen and cheer.

Waynu, The Dancer, and Supay

“Mi Propiedad Privada” composed by Modesto López Otero

Son de los Diablos

Composed by Perú Negro

Son de los Diablos dance originated in Corpus Christi, and later became a Carnival Dance. The dancers wear masks, tails, and tridents while traveling out through the streets as devil minions under the command of the Corporal Devil. This Son de los Diablos dance includes a choreography based on Zapateos (tap dancing) and Acrobatic movements as well as shouts to scare passersby. It is accompanied with music played by Guitar, Cajon and Jawbone. The Son de los Diablo dance developed during the Viceroyalty of Peru with origins in the Spanish peninsula, and assimilated by African-Americans living in the colonies.

Contrapunto de Zampoñas

Performed by Apu Inka

The panpipe (zampoña) is an instrument native to the Andes Mountains, used primarily in the Andean highlands and in countries such as Peru, where it was declared Intangible Cultural Heritage by the National Institute of Culture of Peru. Contrapunto de Zampoñas is a competition of rhythms between different panpipe players.


“Hoy” composed by Gian Marco Zignago


“Alcanza mi Cielo” composed by Yuyaspa

This dance is one of the most important dances of the Candelaria Festivities in Puno city that is celebrated in February every year. Several legends and traditions relate La Diablada (Dance of the Devils) with the group of the Virgen del Socavon (Lady of the Mineshaft), also known as the Virgen de la Candelaria. Diablada Punena has magical-religious origin, and is centered around the concept of the eternal struggle of good versus evil.

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