¡Ay vida! to the delight of Peruvian Canadian audience
The cultural diversity of Peru, fusion and multiculturalism is also taking place in music; in which Peruvian rhythms are being disseminated with techniques of other rhythms such as jazz. Jazz fusions have already been carried out in Peru with genres such as landó, zamacueca, festejo and huayno.
The variety in harmony that exists in jazz and the melodies that are combined in the huayno, gave rise to a new social movement that is accompanied by the expression "Ay vida".
The words "¡Ay vida!", convey the courage, strength, sadness and joy of many Quechua-speaking, children of Quechua-speaking and new generations who are also in the search to recognize their identity and pay homage to their ancestors through Andean culture and music festivals that continue with the dissemination of it.
Out of the need to make this Andean sentiment known to the entire world, the musical project "¡Ay vida!" was born in 2019, declared by UNESCO as the "International Year of Indigenous Languages".
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