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Peru music has distinguished fame among people. Union and merging of sounds, themes and styles are the basic recognition of the Peruvian music.



Music in Peru includes Andean music, Afro music and different styles such as Huayno, Marinera, etc. Peru musical influence and instruments can be traced back to cultures established before the Incas dominance period in the 1400´s.

Afro Peruvian Music


There are various traditional musical instruments i.e. harps, lutes, guitars, bandurrias, vihuelas used by the musicians of Peru. The Charango is a kind of mandolin and predominates within the native music, it was used in courtship, rituals, mermaids in Canas and Titicaca regions of Peru.

Huayno is very popular music in Peru which is a turn of phrase of Pre-Columbian music, Criolla music has a fusion style of coastal Peruvian music and Andean Peruvian music is the native music from the highlands. Afro Peruvian music is another form of music which was established in 1969. Saxophone and clarinet have left influential effects on the music industry of Peru.

Peruvian Marinera Music


Wind instruments like flutes and Panpipes have their eminent place in the music of Peru and they are available in different sizes.

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