Peru travel guide


Lima Travel Guide

Folklore in Lima

The "Marinera" : is a dance dedicated to courtship and love; and it is danced in all regions of Peru acquiring its own forms based on the location: The Northern region (Norteña), the city of Lima (Limeña), and the highlands (Serrana).

Since 1960 the Club Libertad is in charge to organize the National "Marinera" Competition in the city of Trujillo.

Dance: Festejo is a sensual dance of rhythmical nature and happy pace, that can be of challenge or competition between the dancers.

The lyrics narrate the customs, happy moments, sorrows and sufferings of the black race. Black inhabitants created the surrounding areas of Lima during the 17th century.

During this time period, only percussion instruments were used like "El Cajón", an instrument made out of wood. The musician would sit and play the tipical rithms with his/her fingers and palms.

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