An intimate concert with Afro-Peruvian singer, Marina Lavalle. Accompanied by Pedro Rosales(Cajon), and Daniel Zamalloa (Guitar).
Afro-Peruvian singer Marina Lavalle was one of Peru Negro's first voices and an important figure in the resurgence of Afro-Peruvian music in the 70's. She is currently one of the most distinctive performers in the Bay Area. Accompanied by a guitar and a Peruvian cajón, Marina renders a soulful and vibrant interpretation of an array of rhythms from her musical heritage. She sings and composes a carefully crafted blend of contemporary and traditional sounds. Most recently Marina was featured as a vocalist on both the soundtrack and film of HBO’s Hemingway & Gellhorn.
Pedro Rosales was born in Lima Peru. His passion for the Cajon lead him to learn from Afro-Peruvian masters such as: Manuel “Manguey” Vasquez, Eusebio “Sirio” Pititi, Braulio Barrera and Orlando “Lalo” Izquierdo. He has been accompanying renown Peruvian touring artists since 1992. From 1995 to 2013 Pedro co-directed De Rompe y Raja Cultural Association. He is also the founder of Proyecto Lando, a band which fuses Afro-Peruvian traditional music with elements of jazz and 70‘s salsa specially crafted on a 2 saxophone section.
Daniel Zamalloa was born in Cusco, Peru, and grew up in the old neighborhood of San Blas, renowned for its craftspeople and musicians. His passion for Peru's musical traditions and its rich regional diversity is reflected in his versatility on violin, mandolin and guitar as well as in his work as a composer and musical director. He has been an active member of the Latin American community in the San Francisco Bay Area since the 1980s, collaborating with artists, musicians, dancers, and youth groups on numerous cultural projects.