Peruvian Music & Dance Show
Francisco Vega, Jr.
Francisco is the director, lead vocalist and bass player of Nazca. In the mid 80’s he played lead guitar for Caoba, a local latin-jazz group that performed at Georgetown’s The Saloun in Washington, DC. In the 90’s after playing blues, rock and latin jazz, he picked up the bass, went back to his roots and played for “Estampa Criolla” a local Peruvian group where his mother Graciela Vega was the lead singer.
Giselle is a talented professional Peruvian dancer with more than 20 years of experience and she’s also a professional singer, who has been promoting Peruvian folklore in the U.S. for the past five years. Giselle performs music and dances from the three Peruvian regions: the Coast, the Andes and the Jungle. She also dances flamenco and plays a few percussion instruments. Giselle joined Nazca in 2018.
Pepe is an experienced musician who was raised in the city of Rimac, located in Lima Peru, where he played for “Orquesta Espectáculo” de la Guardia Republicana del Perú. Shortly thereafter, he became the director of salsa band “La Nueva Dimension” where he opened for internationally-known Grupo Niche from Colombia in a concert organized by Backus & Johnston Brewery.
Karamy 'Tito' Dorante
A talented and experienced guitar player, arranger, and composer. He graduated from the Conservatory of Music in Venezuela, majoring in music theory and contemporary harmony. After performing flamenco shows in the Island of Margarita in Venezuela, he came to the U.S. and now he dedicates 100% of his time to music and has a passion for playing flamenco, jazz, rock, Brazilian and Peruvian music.
LIVE PERUVIAN MUSIC
2021 NAZCA Tour
Peruvian Music in 2020
When most people think of Peruvian music, South American salsa, cumbia, and even rock may come to mind. But just underneath the surface is a vibrant Afro-Peruvian music scene, which dates back centuries. Afro-Peruvians have contributed to Peruvian culture in highly significant ways, especially in the areas of cuisine, sports, and the arts.. Never afraid to innovate, Afro-Peruvian musicians have also collaborated with some of the biggest names in electronic music from around the world.
Nazca is a local group from the Northern Virginia area that performs Afro-Peruvian music (Landó and Festejo), Vals, Marinera Norteña, Marinera Limeña, and Tondero, incorporating a dance show into every single presentation, making it more interesting and diverse live show.
Lima, Cañete and Chincha are areas where there are many performers of the Afro-Peruvian music, which is played in night clubs, dinner dances and festivals. Notable artists and groups through the years have included Victoria and Nicomedes Santa Cruz, Ronaldo Campos, Caitro Soto, Lucila Campos, Pepe Vásquez, Susana Baca and Eva Ayllón. One of the best known songs in the genre is Peru’s “Toro Mata.”
Nazca performs music by Chabuca Granda, Pepe Vasquez, Cesar Miró, Mario Cavagnaro, Carlos Rincón Ruiz, Victoria & Nicomedes Santacruz, and Augusto Polo Campos among other known Peruvian composers.