Archive for the Peru Negro Category

Photo Recap: EL PERÙ VIENE A TI 7-25-11 photos by Renz De Madrugada

Posted in Eva Ayllon, Events, Peru event, Peru Negro, photography on July 30, 2011 by Listen Recovery

BARETO (Cumbia Psicodelica Amazonica Limeña)

Peruvian Folklore showcase

the traditional ice-cream of Perù

and the traditional game…

ready for Eva.

Carlos & Marco

Hector Chumpitas & Marco Campos

Eva Ayllon band

Rich Spirit & Hector Chumpitas

CAITRO SOTO DE LA COLINA, De Cajòn Lp (download), photo by Lorry Salcedo Mitrani

Posted in Caitro Soto, Peru Music Icon, Peru Negro on March 9, 2011 by Listen Recovery

Caitro Soto photo by Lorry Salcedo Mitrani

DE CAJON by CAITRO SOTO (download LP) < link

Pedro Carlos Soto de la Colina, popularly known as Caitro Soto (born in San Luis, Cañete Province, Peru, October 23, 1934 – Lima, July 19, 2004) was an Afro-Peruvian musician and composer. He was known for his version of the Peruvian folk song, “Toro Mata” and as part of the Afro-Peruvian artist’s collective Peru Negro.

Flamenco fans may have seen legendary guitarist Paco de Lucia with a cajon player in his ensemble. When Paco de Lucia visited Peru nearly 20 years ago, the Spanish ambassador threw a party. Among those present was Caitro Soto, one of Peru’s top percussionists. Soto gave de Lucia a cajon as a present. He also gave the guitarist basic tips on the instrument, which has now become a standard part de Lucia’s flamenco ensemble. Ironically, today, many people think that the instrument is Spanish. It is 100% Peruvian.

Ronaldo Campos De la Colina, Nicomedes Santa Cruz, Caitro Soto De la Colina (playin’ the Mule’s Jaw)

Garcia Bernal & Caitro Soto, film “Motocicly Diaries”

CAITRO SOTO, Toro Mata (writer/composer/performer) Afroperuvian Legend.

Posted in Caitro Soto, Peru Music Icon, Peru Negro, photography, video archives on February 13, 2011 by Listen Recovery

Pedro Carlos Soto de la Colina, popularly known as Caitro Soto (born in San Luis, Cañete Province, Peru, October 23, 1934 – Lima, July 19, 2004) was an Afro-Peruvian musician and composer. He was known for his version of the Peruvian folk song, “Toro Mata” and as part of the Afro-Peruvian artist’s collective Peru Negro.
Soto appeared in The Motorcycle Diaries as “Papá Carlito”, a resident of the leper colony at San Pablo, Peru. There is a Caitro Soto CD entitled “De Cajon.”

NICOMEDES SANTA CRUZ, Afroperuvian Legend. “Marinera, Festejo Y Lando” (Videos)

Posted in Afro Sounds, Nicomedes Santa Cruz, Peru Music Icon, Peru Negro, Peru Treasures, video archives on February 13, 2011 by Listen Recovery

ANDRES SOTO (Peruvian Folk composer & guitarist) Bio.

Posted in Andres Soto, Peru Music Icon, Peru Negro on January 7, 2011 by Listen Recovery

Andrés Soto Mena, born on April 29, 1949 in Lima, Peru. He attended school at the National College of Our Lady of Guadalupe and finished college in 1972 as a BA in Social Sciences, specializing in Sociology at the Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru. In 1975 he studied at the National School of Music (Conservatory) with teachers Celso Garrido Lecca, Enrique Iturriaga, Nelly Suarez, among others.

Black ballads, urban issues and juglería trova songs, show creative veins of Andres representing a different way of expressing the feelings of the city and its surroundings. More intense emotions evoked by local customs reasons, romantic and existential testimony, all this is his base and predicament.

In 1968, he founded the vocal quartet “Manos Duras” in conjunction with Paco Guzmán, Daniel (Kiri) Escobar and Hugo Castillo. Years later, in the seventies, his songs run through areas student art work and up to the radio and television programs devoted exclusively to the social and popular song. Granda Chabuca called it one of the most important songwriters in the Spanish-speaking and Mario Vargas Llosa gives the best compliments on their work of rescue and distribution of Peru’s urban feeling deep in his television tuned to “The Tower of Babel.”

His songs have been committed to record: in Switzerland by The Jairas, in Argentina by Julia Elena Davalos, Mexico by Tania Libertad and Richard Villalón, in Italy by Marcela Perez Silva and the United States by Susana Baca. In Peru, Eva Ayllón do the same, Cecilia Barraza, the New Time group and Julie Freund. Currently interpret their creations: Cecilia Bracamonte, Patricia Saravia and as a promise latest Pamela Abanto. In February 1981, ODEON IEMPSA released his first and only length entitled Andrés Soto, dedicated to El Carmen, a town located south of Lima, the Chincha province, formerly inhabited by black slaves.

Andrés Soto has traveled to countries in Latin America, North America and Europe. In 1981 she participated along with Chabuca Granda on the television program “Chile invites you” by the Catholic University of Santiago where he was joined by the First Symphony of Chile and Peru by Alvaro Lagos prominent musicians on guitar and Chaitra Soto de la Colina in the drawer. The next year in Spain, gave two recitals in the auditorium of the Colegio Mayor “Our Lady of Guadalupe” under the sponsorship of ICI Iberoamerican Cooperation Institute and the Embassy of Peru in Madrid. The presentation and was greeting by none other than Nicomedes Santa Cruz. So too, has made known his work as composer in various artistic and cultural circles in Brussels, Belgium, Berlin, Germany, Sofia, Bulgaria, Moscow, Russia and the republic of Georgia today. Also, in the cities of New York-USA, Dorval and Montreal-Canada and the Republic of Argentina. For France has recorded a documentary that illustrates his work as composer with about a hundred songs and another of poetry edition that has been broadcast on all French-speaking countries and Germany.

In 1999, he won the Second National Festival of Popular Song “Chabuca Granda, with the theme” champion “as author and composer. For the event the song also earned first place in vocal performance by Elsa Palao.

In 2001 workers hired by the National School of Folklore “Jose ‘Maria Arguedas” as a consultant in research and mainly prints Advisory and choreographic works, from songs of his own to the Joint National Folk Music and Dance School.

In the News Andrés Soto is an active member of the Peruvian Association of Authors and Composers (APDAYC)

ANDRES SOTO writer to CHABUCA GRANDA, Perù (Afro-Peruvian Folklore)

Posted in Peru Music Icon, Peru Negro, video archives on December 29, 2010 by Listen Recovery

ANDRES SOTO LP < download

If you read Spanish, click on the back of the sleeve to enlarge and read the liner notes from Chabuca Granda.

Soon we’ll add Andres Soto’s biography in English. Which is being translated… As you can see we decided to share the LP with you first.

We’ll get some time to chat about him… Andres Soto was a writer of the “Canciòn Simple Criolla”, a distinguish way of singing melodic Waltz from the Coastal region of Perù.  Andres was also the main song writer for Chabuca Granda.

More info coming soon…


LUCUMA, CHIRIMOYA & PACAY, Peruvian vinyl selection part II by Renz De Madrugada (56:24) recorded by June22

Posted in download dj mix, Listen Recovery, Peru Cumbia, Peru Negro, Renz De Madrugada on October 13, 2010 by Listen Recovery

Every October in Lima, Perù we celebrate “Mes Morado”, the entire month is devoted to religion, music and food.  From the “Sñr. De Los Milagros” processions to the celebration of “musica criolla”, afro-peruvian, waltz & poetry.  This mix is dedicated to the tradition and faith of our people in Lima, Perù and all over the Andino nation, Puno, Juliaca, Chimbote, Cajamarca, Chiclayo, Tumbes, Iquitos, Ayacucho, Cuzco!!!. Viva el Señor de los Milagros y el turròn de doña pepa!

This one is dedicated to my uncle Johnny Davila, R.I.P. and in the memory and devotion to San Martin De Porres.

Renz De Madrugada