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Cajon Festival

Amy Smith, Julie Davila, Julie Hill
Date(s): 4/30/2016 to 5/2/2016
Location: Lima, Peru, Lima, Arequipa 1, PE
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Description of Event: The International Cajon Festival is a percussion festival where the cajon – an afro-Peruvian percussion instrument – is the host. It is organized in collaboration with the Spanish Cultural Center in Lima (Peru) and the Peruvian Ministry of Culture. It displays an integral program that includes concerts, conferences, video screenings, workshops and master classes. Through this program, the International Cajon Festival is a unique event where musicians from different schools, styles and nationalities converge to share their instruments, their music and culture. It allows free access to culture to all the sectors of the population and boost exchange cultural development activities and between countries. Positioned as a benchmark in terms of percussion in Peru and the Latin American region, the Festival has grown in scope since its first edition (2008). More than 30,000 people attended the total activities of the Festival and the impact national and international press, and in social networks is massive.Jr. Natalio Sánchez 181. Lima, 1 - PERU