Founded by a collection of local Peruvian performers in 1999, dance and music ensemble PerÃº ExpresiÃ³n presents various expressive traditions, including those practiced by Afro-Peruvians. The group is led by percussionist Johnny Mora, an expert cajÃ³n (box drum) player, and dancer Maribel Egoavil. Both have performed with world-renowned troupe PerÃº Negro and with other Peruvian music stars, including Eva AyllÃ³n. PerÃº ExpresiÃ³n is presented by the South Florida Folklife Center as part of the Heritage Spotlight series, an artist-in-residence program featuring local, traditional artists.
Family Fun Day: Peruvian Arts
September 14, 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Experience Peruvian culture! Enjoy interactive presentations of Afro-Peruvian music and dance with Heritage Spotlight resident ensemble PerÃº ExpresiÃ³n. Sample Peruvian food and try various craft activities. Members: free; Non-members: Free with general museum admission.
Performing Arts of Black Peru
October 05, 2:00pm
Take advantage of this rare opportunity! Learn about the traditions of Afro-Peruvians. Join PerÃº ExpresiÃ³n for an informative performance of the little-known music and dance of this community. Free.
Workshop: Afro-Peruvian Dance
November 17, 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Learn from an expert. PerÃº ExpresiÃ³n’s lead dancer Maribel Egoavil will teach Afro-Peruvian dance styles. No prior experience is necessary. Space is limited. RegisterÂ online or call 305-375-4590. HistoryMiami members: $15, Non-members: $20