I’m heading to Montreal this weekend and I’m super excited! I’m going to see one of my favourite artists live, and one that I’ve wanted to see in concert since I was s little girl. Eva Ayllon is the Celine Dion of Peru, she is a cultural staple, and she will be performing this Saturday at Théâtre Denise-Pelletier.
Eva Ayllon is a name known to all Peruvians, young and old. In my case, I remember listening to her music as a little girl. My grandfather would play her songs on a vinyl player, one that he still has and STILL WORKS. Every time I go back to Peru I cross my fingers she will be in concert, but haven’t had the luck yet. By chance, I learned that she was performing in Montreal this summer and I jumped at the chance to get tickets. Road trip!
She will perform on Saturday, July 8th at Théâtre Denise-Pelletier. I believe there are a few tickets still available and you can purchase them on VTixOnline. The venue is perfect for the event, as it is a theatre which creates a more intimate vibe that’s perfect for her shows.
You can get a glimpse of herlive, and her music, in the video below:
She sings traditional Peruvian music, from Peruvian Vals to Afro-Peruvian music, which is my fave genre of hers. More recently, she has been a judge on La Voz Peru (The Voice Peru) and La Voz Kids (The Voice Kids). A few weeks ago, when the phenomenon of “Despacito” by Daddy Yankee and Luis Fonsi hit #1 in the music charts, Eva Ayllon released her own version, on that reflects the Afro-Peruvian music:
I remembered the first time I watched this video and it got me SO PUMPED for the concert. I really hope she plays this at the show this Saturday!
If you don’t live in the Montreal are I highly recommend a road trip to the city this weekend for the show. I promise you will not regret it, especially as Eva Ayllon doesn’t often perform in Canada.
Of course, I’ll have a follow up blog post, or even a video, of all the fun activities I’ll be up to in Montreal this weekend and a review of the show. If you want to follow along live, make sure to keep up with #AMTLSoiree. We won’t have mini with us, so it will be great to spend quality time with my husband while on an adventure.
Hope to see you at the show!