Peru is currently facing a serious crisis as the South American country deals with its worst floods in decades. Since December, floods in Peru have claimed the lives of over 80 people and over 100,000 Peruvians have been displaced from their homes, according to Reuters. Many of those most heavily impacted by the floods are poor residents who have built their homes on affordable land near rivers and ravines.
On April 8, the Peruvian community will present “Nuestro Secreto”, as part of the Tribute to Pasache 2017, a series of concerts and musical performances celebrating Peruvian traditions: waltzes, tonderos, marineras, festejos, and the best repertoire of Peruvian and Latin American music.
The presentation in Calgary will be a charity event to help those affected by the constant flooding in Peru. The Latino community joins in aid of those affected by the consequences of the heavy rains that have hit Peruvian lands for several weeks.
The main show will be in charge of the musicians:
Eric Kurimski, New York’s most requested Afro-Peruvian music guitarist, nominated for a Latin Grammy in 2014 for “Mujeres con Cajones”.
San Hernández, an extraordinary percussionist, MC and singer, considered one of the best Peruvian artists in NY.
Felipe Alberto, singer and guitarist, a revelation of Creole music. Born in Canada, he was inspired from childhood by Latin American tradition and musical heritage.
Mario Ochoa, a renowned Venezuelan bass player residing in Calgary.
Oscar Pasache, producer of Limón Records and founder of Pasache Music, and the son of the renowned music composer Felix Pasache.
The event will be held at Gerry Thomas Gallery, located at 602 11 Ave SW. Tickets will be sold at $30 in the pre-sale and $ 40 at the door, the day of the event. To buy tickets, you can go to this link: https://www.musicglue.com/felipe-alberto/events/
Doors open at 7 pm and the audience will enjoy a pre-show. The main show will start at 9 pm. For more information, send a text message to 403-612-3833.
The proceeds will be donated to the ‘Calgary4Peru’ project, made up of a group of Peruvians in Calgary to help victims of natural disasters in their home country.
Peru needs the help of the entire Hispanic community. To join this important cause and make a donation, go to this link.