EVA AYLLON “Preserving Afro Peruvian Culture” a lecture @ The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music prest. by Listen Recovery


With its three outstanding departments of Ethnomusicology, Music and Musicology, The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music, aspires to educate the whole student through productive collaborations between performance and scholarship, a cross-cultural, global understanding of the art of music, and preparatory training for a broad range of careers in music after graduation.

Public concerts, lectures, symposia, master classes, and musical theater and opera productions, are a hallmark of The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music. Each department hosts a calendar of events open to the entire community, enriching the lives of both those on stage and those in the audience, and contributing to the quality of life in the city and beyond.

Eva Ayllon is the influence of Afro, Festejo, Lando, Samacueca and Jazz and other genres of music that form Afro Peruvian Music Culture.

Ayllón adopted the stage “Eva” from her maternal grandmother, Eva, who began teaching the young María music at an early age. As a child and teen, Eva Ayllón sang in school competitions and later on television and radio. Throughout the early 1970s, Eva appeared in many música criolla musical groups such as Rinconcito Monsefuano, La peña de los Ugarte, Los Mundialistas o Callejón and Los Kipus. By 1975, Eva began to pursue a solo singing career, touring internationally by 1979. In 1989, Eva formed Los Hijos del Sol (Children of the Sun) with Alex Acuña, a supergroup made up of Peruvian musical stars in an effort to promote Peruvian music through performance and recording.

To date, Eva has produced over 20 records. Today, Eva continues to tour and lives in New Jersey with her Peruvian-American husband and children.

Listen Recovery welcomes all Cultural experience enthusiastic to a lecture about the chapters and story of Afro Peruvian Music. Along with her manager and professor Juan Morillo, Eva will perform with her band and introduce the different styles in Afro Peruvian music. The lecture will start at 1pm on March 18th, two days prior to her big presentation at UCLA’s Royce Hall. Home of Eva Ayllon in Los Angeles.

Here are a few records from our collection, recovered in Lima Peru during the years of 2005-2008. Eva’s discography extends up to 22 records to date. Eva is finalizing the last touches on her latest album coming this Summer.









El Ritmo Del Peru Negro

alex eva




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