HistoryMiami Heritage Spotlight Perú ExpresiónSeptember 14, October 5, November 17 – HistoryMiami, 101 West Flagler Street, Miami

Founded by a collection of local Peruvian performers in 1999, dance and music ensemble Perú Expresión presents various expressive traditions, including those practiced by Afro-Peruvians. The group is led by percussionist Johnny Mora, an expert cajón (box drum) player, and dancer Maribel Egoavil. Both have performed with world-renowned troupe Perú Negro and with other Peruvian music stars, including Eva Ayllón. Perú Expresión 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 Perú Expresión. 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 Perú Expresión 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. Perú Expresión’s lead dancer Maribel Egoavil will teach Afro-Peruvian dance styles. No prior experience is necessary. Space is limited. Register online or call 305-375-4590. HistoryMiami members: $15, Non-members: $20

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