Join us for a day of activities in joyous recognition of the people, art, music, dance, food, culture and history of Peru on Wednesday, June 19 at the Montclair Public Library. All ages are welcome.
Music from Lula Valdivia and the Peruvian Extravaganza.
Lula Valdivia, singer, actress, recording star and television personality, moved to the United States from her native Peru in 2012, but her music has been internationally recognized for decades. Renowned for the lyrical beauty of her voice and her rhythmic phrasing, Lula has captured U.S. aficionados of World Music, Jazz, Latin Jazz and Afro-Peruvian Music through her recordings and live performances. Other performers include Enrico Granafei on vocals, chromatic harmonica and guitar; Raul Abbad on guitar; Ian Stewart on bass; and Hector Morales on percussion.
Rosa Carhuallanqui is the founder of Peruincafolk Company which presents the dances of Peru’s coast, mountains and Amazon. She is a specialist in Marinera Norteña and she introduced the dance in world dance competitions. She has introduced Peruvian dance to the public schools of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut through state art and dance programs. In 2013 she was recognized by Community Works as a NY honored hero of 2012-2013 for her contributions in positively impacting the lives of the students in after school programs.
Food from Costanera Restaurant.
Peruvian crafts will be on display in the main lobby.
Schedule of events:
3-5 p.m. – Peruvian Inspired Crafts from Creativity Cafe (all ages)
4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. – Storytime, Music and Dance with Rosa Carhuallanqui and Peruincafolk Company (ages 6-12)
4:30 p.m. – 6 p.m. – Peruvian Artist Demonstration
6:45 p.m. – Intro – Mr. Yvan Solari Calvo, Sr. Consul General Del Peru
7-9 p.m. – Music, Dance, Food on the Plaza from Lula Valdivia and the Peruvian Extravaganza
Presented by the Adult School of Montclair in partnership with Kristine Massari and Enrico Granafei of Trumpets Jazz Club.
Funded by grants from the Robert C. and Louis F. Albright Foundation and Joe and Diana Lunin.