• Monday, Sep 16, 2013

    Carnegie Hall Presents Celebrated Afro-Peruvian Singer Eva Ayllon on Saturday, October 26

     Photo at top of press release courtesy of Carnegie Hall.
    Program Information
    Saturday, October 26 at 8:00 p.m.
    Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
    Eva Ayllón, Vocals
    Marco Campos, Congas, Cajón, and Afro-Peruvian Percussion
    Moises Lama, Piano
    Mariano Liy, Bass
    Eddy Sanchez, Guitar
    Jesus "Gigio" Parodi, Peruvian Cajon and Percussion
    Yula Pumarada, Vocals Jose Villanueva, Trumpet

    Bank of America is the Proud Season Sponsor of Carnegie Hall.
    On Saturday, October 26 at 8:00 p.m., Peru’s legendary “Queen of landó” Eva Ayllón returns to Carnegie Hall for a one-night-only concert featuring her timeless vocals, larger-than-life stage presence, and outstanding dance moves. Reflecting the musical genres of the coastal plains of Lima, Ayllón—known for singing the landó, festejo, and vals—brings elements of all mestizo blends of Peru’s indigenous, African, and Spanish musical heritage together with call-and-response, complex syncopation, and melancholic melodies to give audiences a powerful show that reflects her country’s diverse ancestry.

    For this performance—part of Ayllón’s 2013 national tour—her band includes Marco Campos (congas, cajón, and Afro-Peruvian percussion), Moises Lama (piano), Mariano Liy (bass), Eddy Sanchez (guitar), Jesus “Gigio” Parodi (Peruvian cajón and percussion), José Villanueva (trumpet), Yula Pumarada (vocals), and Nadia Calmet (choreography).

    About the Artist
    Eva Ayllón began performing in Peruvian peñas (or nightclubs) in the 1970s, and by the 1980s she had made a number of popular recordings and collaborated with such well-established Peruvian groups as Los Kipus. In 1989, her performance as lead vocalist with Los Hijos del Sol sealed her status as a Peruvian national star, and by the 1990s, she had become Peru’s most popular living singer of both música criolla and Afro-Peruvian styles, with several platinum records and fans the world over. In 2003, she garnered two Latin Grammy Award nominations in the Best Folk Album category, and in 2008 she made her Carnegie Hall debut in front of a sold-out audience. Ayllón is currently working on an album of boleros that will take listeners on a journey from Lima to Havana via San Juan. This fall, she will star in the Peruvian version of the popular television series "The Voice." 
    Ticket Information
    Tickets, priced at $30—$75, are available at the Carnegie Hall Box Office, 154 West 57th Street, or can be charged to major credit cards by calling CarnegieCharge at 212-247-7800, or online by visiting the Carnegie Hall website, carnegiehall.org.

    For Carnegie Hall Corporation presentations taking place in Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, a limited number of seats, priced at $10, will be available day-of-concert beginning at 11:00 a.m. Monday through Saturday and 12:00 noon on Sunday until one hour before the performance or until supply lasts. The exceptions are Carnegie Hall Family Concerts and gala events. These $10 tickets are available to the general public on a first-come, first-served basis at the Carnegie Hall Box Office only. There is a two-ticket limit per customer.

    In addition, for all Carnegie Hall presentations in Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage a limited number of partial view (seats with obstructed or limited sight lines or restricted leg room) will be sold for 50% of the full price. For more information on this and other discount ticket programs, including those for students, Notables members, and Bank of America customers, visit carnegiehall.org/discounts. Artists, programs and prices are subject to change. 
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