La Patronal presents a free Peruvian Dance Workshop prior to their concert at The ArtsCenter! Learn authentic Peruvian dance styles like Cumbia, Marinera Nortena and Tondero, and the Dance of the Diablicos from Tucume.
La Patronal is a brass band from Lima, Peru that is rooted in the tradition of “fiestas populares,” town fairs common in Latin American villages, which combine fireworks, dancing, music, and religious images. Direct descendants of rural Peruvian musicians, the members of La Patronal use their knowledge of folk culture and their formal music education to preserve and celebrate their heritage as they bring it into the present. Their lively and interactive live performances combine contagious percussion and vibrant brass and winds with traditional masks and dancing for an irresistible party guaranteed to make you move.