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Famous Bands from Peru

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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    Alejandro Neciosup Acuña aka Alex Acuña is a Peruvian drummer and percussionist, in the Afro-Cuban jazz style. more on Wikipedia
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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 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 on Wikipedia
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    • Nationality: 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 on Wikipedia
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    • Genres (Music): Pop music, Ska, Pop rock
    • Albums: Póntelo en la lengua, Degeneración actual, Técnicas para olvidar, Play, Amazonas + 1 more
    • Nationality: Peru
    • Labels: Warner Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment
    • Career Began: Callao, 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 on Wikipedia
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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 + 16 more
    • Nationality: United States of America, Peru
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    Susana Baca

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    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 on Wikipedia
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    • Albums: Del fuego y del agua, Espiritu vivo, Vestida de Vida, Susana Baca, Eco de sombras + 8 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 on Wikipedia
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    • Albums: América negra, Gente Morena, Cumanana, Ritmos negros del Perú, Cumanana (3rd edición) + 10 more
    • Nationality: Peru
    • Career Began: 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 on Wikipedia
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    • Albums: Primero en Mojarme, Once Noches, Primero en Mojarme
    • Nationality: Peru
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    Arturo 'Zambo' Cavero

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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 on Wikipedia
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    • Genres (Music): Música criolla
    • Albums: Exitos de Oro
    • Nationality: Peru
    • Career Began: Lima, Peru
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    Eva Ayllón, a composer and singer, is one of Peru's foremost Afro-Peruvian musicians, and one of the country's most enduring living legends. She holds the record for most nominations without a win with six for the Latin Grammy Award for Best Folk Album. more on Wikipedia
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    • Genres (Music): Música criolla
    • Albums: Afro-Peruvian Classics: The Soul of Black Peru, Eva! Leyenda Peruana, Los Hijos del Sol: To My Country, Eva Ayllón + Inti-Illimani Histórico, 40 Años de Clasicos Afro Peruanos + 4 more
    • Nationality: Peru
    • Career Began: Lima, Peru
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    Silvana Kane is best known for her work as the founder and frontwoman of Vancouver-based global pop group Pacifika. Her debut solo album, La Jardinera, was released in 2012 under Six Degrees Records. more on Wikipedia
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    • Genres (Music): Pop music
    • Nationality: Peru
    • Labels: Six Degrees Records
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    Stephanie Cristina Cayo Sanguinetti is a Peruvian actress, singer, and model. As a child, she made her first notable acting appearance in Travesuras del Corazón, a Peruvian soap opera. She later appeared as a primary character in several telenovelas, particularly gaining international exposure playing ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Albums: Llegaré
    • Nationality: Peru
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    Lucho Barrios

    Luis Barrios Rojas, better known as Lucho Barrios, was a popular Peruvian Bolero singer, well known throughout Latin America, and especially popular in Chile. He was also referred to as "Mr. Marabú". Luis Barrios Rojas was born in Callao, where he lived until the age of nine, when he moved to the ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Albums: Olimpia de Paris (En Vivo)
    • Nationality: Peru
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    Lucha Reyes

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    Lucila J. Sarsines Reyes, was a Peruvian performer and one of the most respected singers of her country, one of Peru's most famous Afro-Peruvian personalities as well as a symbol of Peruvian nationalism both in Peru and to expatriates. more on Wikipedia
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    • Albums: Una carta al cielo, Siempre Criolla, Un rosal divino, Lucha Reyes "Una Carta al Cielo", Yo tengo una pena + 7 more
    • Nationality: Peru
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    Leslie Ann Shaw Thays musically known as Shaw is a Peruvian model, singer, dancer and actress. She is best known for representing Peru in the Viña del Mar International Song Festival and being the Runner-Up on the first season of El Gran Show 2011. more on Wikipedia
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    • Genres (Music): Pop music, Pop rock
    • Albums: Destrozado y sin control
    • Nationality: Peru
    • Career Began: Lima, Peru
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    María Isabel Granda Larco, better known as Chabuca Granda, was a Peruvian singer and composer. She created and interpreted a vast number of Criollo waltzes with Afro-Peruvian rhythms. Her best known song is "La flor de la canela". more on Wikipedia
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    • Genres (Music): Folk music, Música criolla
    • Albums: Voz y Vena de Chabuca Granda, Cada canción con su razón, Antología, Volume 1
    • Nationality: Peru
    • Career Began: Peru
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    Tania Libertad

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    Tania Libertad de Souza Zúñiga, better known as Tania Libertad, is a Peruvian singer who has lived in Mexico since 1978 and Mexican naturalized. She is considered one of the best singers in the World music genre, and one of the most popular artists of Latin America. Tania has been named an Ambassador ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Albums: Personalidad, Costa Negra, Alfonsina y el mar, Boleros, Trovadicción + 4 more
    • Nationality: Peru
    • Career Began: Lima, Peru
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    Miguel Harth-Bedoya is a Peruvian conductor. more on Wikipedia
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    • Albums: Traditions And Transformations: Sounds Of Silk Road Chicago
    • Nationality: Peru
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    Damaris

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    Damaris Mallma Porras, is a Peruvian folk singer. She is a representative of contemporary Andean music, which consists of a mix of the traditional Indian language Quechua and modern pop music. more on Wikipedia
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    • Genres (Music): Pop music, Andean music, Folk music
    • Albums: Mil Caminos
    • Nationality: Peru
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    Martín Zarzar

    Martín Zarzar is a multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter and record producer. more on Wikipedia
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    • Albums: Two Dollars To Ride the Train
    • Nationality: Peru
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    Enrique Delgado Montes

    Enrique Delgado Montes was a Peruvian singer/songwriter. His parentes were Ruperto Delgado and Asunción Montes. His childhood was spent in Rimac District where he did his early studies. more on Wikipedia
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    • Genres (Music): Folk music
    • Nationality: Peru
    • Career Began: Peru
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