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Brendan

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Peru 

We’re going to Peru in the summer and naturally I’m curious about the music there. So who has inside info? What’s good? What’s to be avoided? What’s the name of the tiny club known only to locals where the real stuff happens?

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BarkellWH

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RE: Peru (in reply to Brendan

This will not answer your question, Brendan, but you may know that Paco de Lucia discovered the cajon in Peru and introduced it as an accompanying flamenco instrument.

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Neil

 

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RE: Peru (in reply to Brendan

I’m pretty sure it was the percussionist Rubem Dantas, who was playing with Paco at the time, who saw one (cajón) in a music shop in the USA and brought it to the next gig/practice session. After that, it became a staple of flamenco.
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Neil

 

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RE: Peru (in reply to Brendan

quote:

We’re going to Peru in the summer and naturally I’m curious about the music there. So who has inside info? What’s good? What’s to be avoided? What’s the name of the tiny club known only to locals where the real stuff happens?


I have a friend from Lima, he left a few years ago but still has family there and visits. I'll ask for any tips on where to go. I know there is a lot of Chinese-inspired music thanks to the large immigrant population as well as stuff like Cumbia (AKA Chica) which is a fusion of traditional Andean and modern rock music.
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BarkellWH

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RE: Peru (in reply to Neil

quote:

I’m pretty sure it was the percussionist Rubem Dantas, who was playing with Paco at the time, who saw one (cajón) in a music shop in the USA and brought it to the next gig/practice session. After that, it became a staple of flamenco.


I have always heard Paco discovered the cajon in Peru (presumably while playing a gig there), but I cannot vouch for it. You may well be correct.

Bill

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Neil

 

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RE: Peru (in reply to Brendan

Yes definitely him, I’ve seen Rubem perform loads of times here in Granada (I took Hai to see him a while back) and I’ve always known him as the guy who brought the cajón to flamenco. Everyone here tells the same tale.

Here’s the (translated) explanation from Rubem’s website:

“During one of the tours with Paco de Lucia in America, Rubem discovered Peruvian cajón and decided to include it during the concert of the same night to interpret “Solo quiero caminar”. That decision created a school, and flamenco adopted cajón forever as its own. From that day on, cajón became an essential instrument for any flamenco performance.”
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BarkellWH

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RE: Peru (in reply to Neil

Thanks for the clarification, Neil. Always learn something from the Foro and its members.

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Goldwinghai

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RE: Peru (in reply to Neil

Yes, he was amazing. That night it appeared to me the cajon was the main instrument. It was that good.
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Brendan

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RE: Peru (in reply to Neil

Thanks Neil. The Chinese angle is a new thought already.

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