East Meadow Library 1886 Front St, East Meadow, NY 11554 at 2pm. Free Admission.

Please join us for a free performance by Peru Andino New York at the East Meadow Library, May 21st at 2pm!

Peru Andino New York has been performing in the New York area since 1990. Led by Peter Apaza, the group performs traditional music and dance while costumed in handmade Peruvian attire. Today the group includes up to 30 people, ages 14 to 45 years of age. Their extensive repertoire of dances includes marinera Puneña, diablada, morenada, tuntuna, tobas, cullada, saya, llamarada, negrillos, turkuy, and carnival de Arequipa.

Peter Apaza was born in Puno, Peru, where he learned traditional music from his father and mother. He later became a popular singer in Puno and Lima. In 1984, he moved to the United States and settled in Westbury, New York. He founded the group Peru Andino with his sister, Rosa Volida, which now has an extensive repertoire of dances and traditional costume dresses.