Erie Art Museum: Afro-Peruvian Jazz Concert

Category:  The Arts
Wednesday, September 20th, 2017 at 1:59 PM
Erie Art Museum: Afro-Peruvian Jazz Concert by Gabriel Hypes

The Erie Art Museum is presenting the Gabriel Alegría Afro-Peruvian Sextet, a show fusing contemporary American jazz with ancient rhythms of native Peru.

The show will take place on the museum’s stage on Oct. 29, at 3 p.m. for a suggested donation of $20 per person.

The Afro- Peruvian Sextet was formed in 2005, and according to a press release, “playing Afro-Peruvian music transformed by Gabriel Alegría’s highly personal synthesis of folkloric Afro- Peruvian rhythms, jazz, and other musical strains has led to a signature accomplishment”.

During more than ten years on the road together, “the mission of the band has incessantly been to spread the joy and love of Afro- Peruvian music around the world.”

The Afro- Peruvian Sextet has produced six CDs, one DVD and one vinyl record to date.

This concert will celebrate their brand new release “Diablo en Brooklyn.”

According to the release, “the band has successfully developed and consolidated a thriving scene around Afro- Peruvian jazz music.”

Gabe Hypes is the arts editor for The Spectator. He can be reached at

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