A special art programme was held in Hanoi on August 5 night to mark Peru’s 198th Independence Day and the 25th anniversary of diplomatic ties between Vietnam and Peru.


During the show, Peruvian band Apu Inka performed Vietnamese folk music and traditional dances of the Amazon jungle and the high mountains of the Andes.


The artists used traditional and modern instruments including the charango, bombo and zamponas. The performances included traditional dances of the ancient Peruvian civilisation as well as new dances based on the indigenous culture and influences from Spanish and African cultures.

The music of Apu Inka is a harmonious combination of traditional ethnic melodies with modern sounds. Its unique music comes from the contribution of each member as well as from the mix of Andean culture and western culture.

Through music, the band promotes and spreads not only Peruvian folklore but also other Latin American nations. It has received a "Peruvian National Brand" certificate to promote the image of Peru to the world.