All Hail

The only Peruvian songstress we're familiar with is the four-octave legend Yma Sumac. Her mambo/tiki/Les Baxter fare laced with the legend of her royal Incan heritage rotated on Mom's record player most weekend mornings. Peruvian singer Eva Ayllón, however, was also influenced by an elder's musical tastes at a young age (only for her it was her grandmother's music, not my oil-brat mother's albums), pursued a career of her own after participating in Afro-Peruvian children's groups and eventually became known as Queen of Landó (a folk music style). Queen Ayllón reigns over Lakewood Theater, 1825 Abrams Parkway, 7:30 p.m. Friday. Tickets are $25 to $50. Call 214-373-8000 or visit
Fri., July 21, 7:30 p.m.
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Merritt Martin
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