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“Callejon Peruano of New York”
“Callejon Peruano of New York”

Thu, Sep 28


Terraza 7

“Callejon Peruano of New York”

"Callejón Peruano" is a captivating series of Peruvian music concerts, hosted in the patio of Terrace 7. These performances offer a rich cultural experience that you can immerse yourself in during the summer season.

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Time & Location

Sep 28, 2023, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Terraza 7, 40-19 Gleane Street, Elmhurst NY 11373

About the event

“Callejon Peruano of New York”

/ Afro-Peruvian Jam Celebration

Presented by Terraza 7 Outdoors

Thursday, September 28th, 2023 at 8:00 pm.

$5 Cover Charge for Jammers in the Jam Session

$15 Cover Charge for Mezzanine


Eric Kurimski / Guitar

Alvaro Isla / Vocals & Cajon

Marco Antonio Campos / Vocals & Congas

"Callejón Peruano" is a captivating series of Peruvian music concerts, hosted in the patio of Terrace 7. These performances offer a rich cultural experience that you can immerse yourself in during the summer season.

About Eric Kurimski:

Eric is a preeminent figure in the world of Afro-Peruvian guitar, carving out a niche that transcends conventional musical boundaries. Celebrated by the Boston Globe for his innovative fusion of jazz and Afro-Peruvian styles, Eric's virtuosity has illuminated esteemed venues such as Carnegie Hall and WOMEX.

Hailing from upstate New York, Eric's musical roots took shape at SUNY Purchase, where he graduated in 2000 under the mentorship of jazz legend Steve Kahn. However, it was his serendipitous discovery of Afro-Peruvian music that truly defined his artistic path. Captivated by its profound essence and artists like Eva Ayllón, he immersed himself in this cultural treasure, emerging as the protégé of the illustrious guitarist Carlos Hayre.

Eric's sojourns to Lima were transformative, reinforcing his reputation as an ambassador of Afro-Peruvian guitar. He graced major festivals, forging creative partnerships with luminaries such as Juan Medrano Cotito and Manuel Donayre.

Further education led him to a masters in music, where he honed his skills in jazz and Latin styles under renowned maestros Antonio Hart and Aquiles Baez. His debut album, “Réplica” (2008), swiftly garnered acclaim, being chosen as album of the year by Latin Jazz Corner. By 2014, Eric's reputation soared, culminating in touring with Afro-Peruvian icon Eva Ayllón and receiving a Latin-Grammy nomination.

Eric's artistic versatility distinguishes him within the musical landscape. His collaborations span albums with talents like Lara Bello, Sofia Rei, and a Latin-Grammy-nominated appearance with Sonia de los Santos. His distinctive rhythm resonates with diverse New York-based ensembles, from Moneco to Afro-Peruvian group Festejation, and international tours with Sara Van.

His 2021 release, “La Molina,” stands as a testament to his mastery, weaving together the voices of all-stars from Peru, Colombia, and New York. It's more than a mere album; it's a narrative that encapsulates Eric's journey and vision. Through his strings, Eric Kurimski crafts a dialogue between cultures, uniting them in a symphony of tradition and innovation, a melody that continues to echo across the global stage.

About Alvaro Isla:

A multifaceted talent in the world of music and culture, Alvaro Isla is a singer, instrumentalist, music coach, symphony-choral director, actor, and cultural manager. Currently immersed in the study of Choral Direction at the National Conservatory of Music, his academic pursuits only scratch the surface of his diverse contributions to the arts.

With a voice that resonates across genres, Alvaro serves as the lead vocalist for the Ska group Sin Comillas, a position that led him to victory at the San Miguel Pop Music competition. His musical explorations also include performing with Mamauca, a group dedicated to Creole and Afro-Peruvian music, and Barrio Bomba, a Salsa ensemble. Moreover, he's the innovative director of Que Tal Afro, a platform showcasing Afro-inspired music.

As a co-leader, Alvaro's influence has been felt in various choral groups. With Los Cantores de San Juan Macías, he represented Peru at the international Cantapueblo Children Festival in Mendoza, Argentina. Additionally, he's been an integral part of La Coral de Schola Cantorum de Lima and the Chamber Choir of Lima Triunfante.

Alvaro's musical prowess is the result of rigorous training under the guidance of esteemed teachers such as Marco Iriarte, Ronald Ramírez, Jose Quezada Macchiavello, Lola Márquez, and others. This education has laid the foundation for his work as a professor, imparting musical language, vocal technique, and singing skills across various Lima-based institutions, including the Institute of the Chamber of Commerce and the Spanish Center of Peru.

Beyond his musical endeavors, Alvaro's role as a cultural manager reflects his commitment to community enrichment. He organizes free, non-profit art festivals aimed at discovering new talent, fostering collaboration, and providing access to culture without barriers. The “Festival of Art Uniting Cultures” stands as one of his most impactful initiatives, embodying Alvaro's vision of music and art as unifying forces.

About Marco Antonio Campos:

Born in the heart of a rich musical tradition, this composer, singer, and percussionist has stood out in the world of Afro-Peruvian music. His passion and talent for black rhythms are not a coincidence, as he comes from two prominent musical families in Peru.

His father, Ronaldo Campos, was not only a talented musician but also the founder of the renowned group Peru Negro. The influence does not stop there; his grandfather, Don Porfirio Vásquez, was recognized as "The Patriarch of Black Music," a title that reflects his importance in the genre.

A gifted collaborator, he has co-written songs, highlighting his collaboration with Carlos Postigo on the song "Cómo cantan cómo bailan." His musical ability has led him to perform with some of the most significant names in Peruvian music, including Perú Negro, EVA AYLLON OFICIAL, Tania Libertad, Mammayé Orquesta Afroperuana, Cosa Nuestra de Tito Manrique, and AfroPerú.

With a diverse and multifaceted career, his contribution to Afro-Peruvian music is a source of inspiration and pride. His legacy continues to grow, keeping a family tradition alive and enriching the musical heritage of his country.


  • Mezzanine

    Gain privileged access to the concert at Terraza7's Mezzanine, where you'll enjoy the intimacy of a private space with seating. Immerse yourself in the melodies and rhythms, all while being in close proximity to the talented musicians.

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