Eva Ayllon

Eva Ayllon

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The “Queen of the Afro-Peruvian Landó,” Singer Eva Ayllón is a superstar in her native Perú, with more than 20 hit albums in 34 years.

Biography

New Album "Eva!Leyenda Peruana" due to be released on September 7th, 2004.

If you ask a typical Peruvian who is your favorite singer, the answer that you'd get may surprise you. It is Eva Ayllón. Eva Ayllón is a superstar in Perú with more than 20 hit albums in a star-studded career spanning a quarter century. Eva is the leading exponent of Peruvian música criolla, a broad genre with both African and Spanish origins. After being introduced to North American audiences in David Byrne’s compilation “The Soul of Black Perú,” Eva’s dynamic concerts are now making headlines in the United States and Europe. Eva’s performances burst with poetic energy, an explosion of her gifted vocalization and the impeccable musicianship of her virtuoso musicians from Perú. In 2003 Eva enjoyed a double Latin Grammy nomination for her self-titled album and for her leading role with Los Hijos del Sol.

Eva Ayllón was born María Angélica Ayllón Urbina on February 7, 1956, adopting the name “Eva” after her maternal grandmother who initiated her in vocalization at the age of three. Within a few years, she was singing at school, youth competitions and later, on television and radio. In the early 70’s she began to appear in many of the local peñas criollas, a gathering of musician friends, and began to define herself as one of the leading interpreters of Perú’s Música Criolla. From 1973 through 1975, she sang as the lead voice in the popular trio Los Kipus, eventually leaving the group to pursue a solo career. By 1979, she began touring internationally, with appearances in Europe, the United States, Canada, and Japan and since then her music and live performances are requested on a yearly basis at international music events. In addition to Música Criolla, Eva emerged as the leading exponent of Afro-Peruvian landós and festejos. The most important interpreter of Peruvian music, deservedly known as the Queen of Landó, is today at her musical peak. Recently, Eva was selected to represent Perú at the Kennedy Center’s AmericArtes Festival “Celebrating the Arts of Latin America.”

Eva recently celebrated her professional career of 30 years before 20,000 adoring fans in Lima, Perú. In April 2002, Eva received her eighth award for achieving double platinum status for the album “30 años en Vivo.” To her credit, Eva Ayllón is the only Peruvian artist on the international stage that can completely sell out a performance venue.

“Being able to sing is the most wonderful gift that God bestowed on me and singing for my country, Perú, gives me a sense of great pride. Thanks to each and every single one of you who have supported me during my career, and thanks for keeping me in a little place in your hearts and in your homes.” – Eva Ayllón –

Discography

MULTIPLE PLATINUM

1.) GRANDES EXITOS # 01 1991

2.) CONCIERTO DE GALA 1992

3.) GRANDES EXITOS # 02 1993

4.) GRACIAS A LA VIDA 1993

5.) PARA TENERTE 1994

DOUBLE PLATINUM

1.) RITMO COLOR Y SABOR 1996

2.) 30 AÑOS EN VIVO 2001

PLATINUM

1.) GRACIAS A LA VIDA 1993

2.) 25 AÑOS 25 EXITOS 1995

3.) AMANECER EN TI 1998

4.) JUNTOS LLEVAMOS LA PAZ 1999

5.) EVA -EVA