Famous Bands from Peru

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List famous Peruvian bands and solo musicians, listed by popularity with photos when available. These popular bands from Peru come from a number of different musical genres, including rock, pop, metal, electronic, jam, punk and acoustic. These might not necessarily be the best Peruvian bands, but this list contains a majority of the greatest bands from Peru. Music lovers who are looking for new music to listen to can use this list of talented Peruvian musicians to discover some great new bands and artists.

List features bands like Arturo 'Zambo' Cavero, Moises Vivanco and more!

This list answers the questions, "Which bands are from Peru?" and "Which bands are popular in Peru?"
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    Alex Acuña

    Alex Acuña is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Bands from Peru
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    Alejandro Neciosup Acuña aka Alex Acuña is a Peruvian drummer and percussionist, in the Afro-Cuban jazz style. more

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    • Genres (Music): Jazz fusion, Afro-Cuban jazz, Jazz
    • Albums: Los Hijos del Sol: To My Country
    • Nationality: Peru
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    Fernando Fernan Gomez is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Bands from Peru
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    Fernando Fernán-Gómez was a Spanish actor, screenwriter, film director, theater director and member of the Royal Spanish Academy for seven years. He was born in Lima, Peru while his mother, Spanish actress Carola Fernán-Gómez, was making a tour of Latin America. He would later use her surname for his ...more

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    • Nationality: Argentina, Spain, Peru
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    Pedro Martín José María Suárez-Vértiz Alva is a Peruvian singer-songwriter-guitarist. He founded the popular rock band Arena Hash with his brother Patricio, Arturo Pomar and Christian Meier in 1987; a few years later, the band broke up and Vértiz began his solo career. He is the winner of Orgullosamente ...more

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    • Genres (Music): Pop music, Ska, Pop rock
    • Albums: Póntelo en la lengua, Degeneración actual, Técnicas para olvidar, Play, Amazonas, + more
    • Nationality: Peru
    • Career Began: Callao, Peru
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    Yma Súmac is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Bands from Peru
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    Yma Sumac was a Peruvian soprano. In the 1950s, she was one of the most famous proponents of exotica music. She became an international success based on her extreme vocal range, which was said to be "well over five octaves" or otherwise was claimed to span over five octaves, at the peak of her singing ...more

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    • Genres (Music): Mambo, Lounge music, World music, Exotica
    • Albums: Voice of the Xtabay, Mambo!, Voice of the Xtabay, Miracles, Fuego del Ande, + more
    • Nationality: United States of America, Peru
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    Susana Baca

    Susana Esther Baca de la Colina is a prominent Peruvian singer-songwriter; two-times Latin Grammy Award winner. She has been a key figure in the revival of Afro-Peruvian music. In July 2011, she was named Peru's Minister of Culture in the Ollanta Humala government, becoming the second Afro-Peruvian ...more

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    • Albums: Del fuego y del agua, Espiritu vivo, Vestida de Vida, Susana Baca, Eco de sombras, + more
    • Nationality: Peru
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    Nicomedes Santa Cruz Gamarra, known as Nicomedes Santa Cruz, was a black Peruvian musician who, from the 1950s onwards, helped to raise public awareness of Afro-Peruvian culture. more

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    • Albums: América negra, Gente Morena, Cumanana, Ritmos negros del Perú, Cumanana (3rd edición), + more
    • Nationality: Peru
    • Career Began: Peru
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    Christian Meier is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Bands from Peru
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    Christian Meier is a Peruvian actor and singer in Latin America, the US Hispanic market, and around the Spanish speaking world. more

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    • Albums: Primero en Mojarme, Once Noches, Primero en Mojarme
    • Nationality: Peru
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    Arturo 'Zambo' Cavero

    Arturo 'Zambo' Cavero is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Bands from Peru
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    Arturo Cavero Velásquez, better known by the pseudonym "Zambo Cavero", was a virtuoso Afro-Peruvian singer, representative of Afro-Peruvian identity. more

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    • Genres (Music): Música criolla
    • Albums: Exitos de Oro
    • Nationality: Peru
    • Career Began: Lima, Peru
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