Jazz Con Sabor Peruano
Afro Peruvians are citizens of Peru mostly descended from African slaves who were brought to the Western hemisphere with the arrival of the conquistadors towards the end of the slave trade.
Pilar de la Hoz puts paid to the idea that Latin Americans don't sing jazz outside Brazil. This is an stunning musical work, acoustic, with a simple yet effective, first-class instrumentation, filled with taste and expertise. Her vocals and arrangements.
She melds an Afro-Peruvian, Afro-American sensibility and clear international vision with the Brazilian bossa-nova jazz styles that captured her imagination when Dora, her pianist mother, played them to her as a child.
A member of cutting edge group Bossa 9 since she was sixteen, Pilar de La Hoz belongs to the intimate yet vital Lima jazz scene. Tune in Sundays to Telestero 88.3FM at 6pm and you will hear Pilar de la Hoz host her weekly programme Ilha Brazil dedicated to Brazilian popular music, broadcast live from Cocodrilo verde (www.telestereo.com). All with sabor Peruana of course! Jan Fairley