Day of the Creole Song
Date: Wednesday, 31 October 2018
While on October 31 most think of Halloween, Peru celebrates on that day an important part of the coastal culture of the country with the Day of the Creole Song - Dia de la Cancion Criolla.
Even though the Halloween fever is infecting an increasing number of Peruvians and you find smaller and larger Halloween spectacles and parties all over the country, especially in Lima and other coastal towns the criolla culture is celebrated.
In larger cities along the Peruvian coast numerous public concerts, shows and events in honor of the creole song take place in parks, restaurants, bars and even casinos. If you really want to enjoy the traditional Afro-Peruvian creole music, make a stop in a peña. For this special occasion most offer special shows with well-known local artists and lots of traditional food.
Additionally, in Lima a good place to be is Barranco and here especially around the "Puente de los Suspíros" (Bridge of Sighs) which Chabuca Granda made famous with a song dedicated to it. You will find numerous street musicians playing the one or other of her songs for you for a small tip.
And last but not least, the big stars, such as the legend of the musica criolla, Eva Ayllon, traditionally give special concerts on the Day of the Creole Song.
- Wednesday, 31 October 2018