Celebration is vital to the culture of the Andes and a key part of the Peruvian music tradition. Some celebrations are from the time of the Incas and some traditions were brought by the Spanish, while most are a fusion of the two cultures. Almost all of them are accompanied by music and some by dance. This Peru music and dance tour is a great way to learn a little bit about some of the most typical Andean dances and offers you the chance to enjoy a folkloric show while savouring some of Peru’s renowned cuisine.
This is a fabulous Cusco music tour for those who love to delve into dance, costumes, or are especially interested in music.
Your guide will pick you up from your hotel and together you will walk to one of the many shops that rent traditional festival clothing. This special clothing is hired to school children and adults alike for the local festivals held throughout the city and in all of the schools, especially during the month of June or the Month of Cusco. Your guide will explain about the traditional dress from a few of the regions and the background of the dances. Next you will visit a traditional Peru music store and learn about the origin of some of the instruments used today including the pan flute and the 10-stringed “charrango”, a small ukulele-like instrument whose body was originally made from the shell of an armadillo. This is definitely a great start to learn more about Cusco music. Our final stop for the evening will be a dinner show. This Peru music and dance show will enable you to see how everything fits together. Listen to the festive tones of the Andean flutes, watch the brightly-coloured skirts of the dancers swirl and lose yourself in this moment. This Cusco tour is highly recommended for anyone with an interest in Peru music and dance.
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