Is hard to miss the nightlife in LIMA, if you are a frequent visitor, tourist or business commuter that lands in Jorge Chaves International Airport in El Callao, port of Peru in Lima.  I got pretty specific there for a minute…  The night life in Lima is no stranger to its traditions like anywhere else, the only difference might be their drinks and ethnic group that surrounds the old city.

DEL CARAJO is by far “a tradition now in Lima”. Where you can meet friends for some drinks and traditional black Peruvian and Andino entertainment or experience the “Peña” (creole tavern) for the first time.  Del Carajo Peña, offers the Peru black music tradition experience. With guess from all over the country and its regions, Coast, Andes and Jungle.

My experience was a brief one, the few opportunities I had to go I couldn’t make it, because always something came up (We never did plan things on our prior trips to Peru). But never the less on my last trip with AFRO LATINOS.  Rich Spirit and I, along with our causin Miguel Angel Matheus and our friend from “el barrio” Diego “Pajita” Tortola, took a visit to check out the now late Maestro Arturo Zambo Cavero, to interview and record footage for the upcoming 2010 AFRO LATINOS TV Documentary.  Directed by Renzo Devia, COLOMBIA/NY.

Well, my experience at DEL CARAJO was a good one, brief one but good one… I got to see some of the kids from PERU NEGRO, Eder Campos (Son of Ronnie Campos, Director of PERU NEGRO), who also work and dance during the shows.

I didn’t mention much about the type of entertainment that goes there… They dance, perform traditional and original Afro Peruvian music, as well as some Marinera (costal Folklore of Peru) and Andino dances, Like the “Danza de las Tijeras”.  The time I was visiting, October 2008.  During the “Mes Morado festivities” which includes Oct 31st Day of Creole Music of Peru.

The Night I was there, Arturo Zambo Cavero did an amazing performance… It was something to see the heavy hitter of Afro Peruvian Music.  I still miss him. His music lives with us forever.  ARTURO ZAMBO CAVERO.

Del Carajo also involves the tourist into the show, making you laugh and dance for prices.  Involving the crowd and acknowledging our neighbors countries.  Famous from their yard beers and Pisco shots, their beautiful waitresses for the fellas and handsome bar tenders for the ladies.  All this forms part of the experience to an old tradition of “clean Peruvian fun” PEÑA has been around for decades and forms now an iconic pass time in the weekends for national and tourist attractions.  Here are some photos from DEL CARAJO.

ARTURO ZAMBO CAVERO ( In one of his many performances at DEL CARAJO )

OSCAR AVILES ( 1st guitar of PERU ) and partner in crime of Arturo Cavero


After Zambo Cavero’s passing, Del Carajo gave us a tribute night to the Great Maestro’s music by

sharing with us another great of Afro Peruvian Music Maestro OSCAR AVILES who assisted Arturo for the most part of his music career.

Eder Campos (PERU NEGRO)

CHIN CHIVI “Los Hemanos Ballumbrosio” (Sons of the late Amador Ballumbrosio)

Iconic Afro Peruvian Artist.

Our women of PERU!

Jose Duran (PERU NEGRO dancer)

CHIN CHIVI (Ballumbrosio)

approx translation:

“After a heated week of work, I go and live a Creole Party Life at Peña Del Carajo”


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8 Responses to “LA PEÑA “DEL CARAJO”, Barranco, LIMA PE”

  1. Michael Cubas Says:

    Porfavor dejenme saber los shows que van a tenner en lima entra las fechas de june 20 a julio 10, son los dias que vamos a estar de vacaciones por Lima, y la verdad que si quiero ir a verlos, me han contado que es un vacilon esa Pena. Chau y estare esperando por sus e-mails. Gracias…

  2. Mauro Davila Says:

    Buenos dias, desearia saber si me puede llegar a mi correo los eventos en programación que presentan. asi me tendrian mas informado gracias………..

  3. luisa ojeda Says:

    por favor envienme que actores se presentan en el mes de julio en la pena del carajo. gracias. no hay nada mejor que la pena del carajo para gozar en nuestro paiz.

  4. Edith Mayton Says:

    Pena del Carajo,
    Necesito saber quines se van a presentar entre los dias de Junio 18 al 4 de julio 2011. Estare pasando por Lima y me gustaria ir a su establecimiento a pasar momentos lindos

  5. Adriana Augustyniak Says:

    Hola.. quisiera saber quien estara n su pena el 2 de Junio ya q queremos ir un grupo para celebrar una despedida de soltera de mi hija, por favor aviseme para hasi hacer la reservaciones.

  6. Paul Villar Says:

    Amigoz necesitamos reservacion para 30personas ,hay pre io especial????????o cuanto cuesta por persona??????

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