The Bottom Line
- A cross-section of some of the most interesting Peruvian music
- 17 tracks of Peruvian music sung by a master
- Mixture of styles and rhythms from various Peruvian traditions
- Released March 2009 by Four Quarters Entertainment
Guide Review - Review: Eva Ayllon - Kimba Fa'
Ayllon is generally known for singing two types of music: Peru’s 'musica criolla' (Creole music) that comes from the multiethnic culture of Peru’s coast and the Afro-Peruvian rhythms that are often referred to as the music of Black Peru.
From the repertoire of musica criolla, Kimba Fa’ offers the 'lando,' a syncopated, sensual ballad and the sad, romantic and passionate 'vals.' Then there’s a number of Afro-Peruvian numbers, most notably the ‘festejo’, a rhythmic riot of sound and percussion.
Eva Ayllon has a voice that warrants her fame: rich, sometimes rough, colorful, passionate, playful, sensual - Ayllon’s singing quickly brings you to the heart of a song and keeps you bound until the last note. Ayllon receives able help from Luis Manrique on guitar and pianist Moises Lamas plus a first-class percussion section led by Peru Negro’s Campos brothers.
The album also contains a tasty, danceable salsa number, “Animo y Aliento” plus two tracks from the DVD Eva Live from Hollywood that includes a really smoking version of the Peruvian standard “Toro Mata.”
Kimba Fa’ is an energetic, colorful palette of styles and rhythms that you’ll want to play over and over again.