DAMARIS & SAYWA Pro­motes Peru­vian Mu­sic in Bei­jing

Beijing (English) - - INFO -

The Em­bassy of Repub­lic of Peru in China hosted a cock­tail party on April 27 to pro­mote Damaris & Saywa, a Peru­vian mu­sic group. Fif­teen me­dia in­sti­tu­tions, in­clud­ing CCTV-NEWS, CCTVEs­pañol, China Daily, China To­day, Bei­jing This Month Pub­li­ca­tions, Xin­hua, and China Ra­dio In­ter­na­tional, took part in the party. The mu­sic group was named af­ter two artists, mother Saywa and her daugh­ter Damaris. Dur­ing the party, they pre­sented an im­pro­vised per­for­mance in Span­ish and Quechua and ac­cepted in­ter­views.

Juan Car­los Ca­puñay, am­bas­sador of the Peru to China, at­tended the party. He praised and recog­nised the con­tri­bu­tions Damaris and Saywa have made in pop­u­lar­is­ing tra­di­tional Peru­vian mu­sic and il­lus­trated the sim­i­lar­i­ties in per­form­ing Peru­vian An­des mu­sic and tra­di­tional Chi­nese mu­sic.

Damaris and Saywa have been ded­i­cated to com­bin­ing tra­di­tional Peru­vian mu­sic with mod­ern mu­sic. They are par­tic­u­larly skilled in solo. Saywa has been en­gaged in mu­sic work for 35 years and is renowned both at home and over­seas. Damaris is both a singer and com­poser and she was the cham­pion of 2008 Viña del Mar In­ter­na­tional Fes­ti­val. Her al­bum Mil Caminos was nom­i­nated as the “Latin Grammy Best Folk Al­bum.” In 2011, Damaris as­sumed the role as an am­bas­sador of Peru to pro­mote Peru­vian mu­sic in­ter­na­tion­ally.

Damaris and Saywa ac­cepted the in­vi­ta­tion from the Or­gan­is­ing Com­mit­tee of 2017 Meet in Bei­jing Arts Fes­ti­val and gave two per­for­mances on April 29 and 30. It was the first time they vis­ited China and they were hon­oured to per­form at a pres­ti­gious arts fes­ti­val.

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