KIMBA FÁ is the first modern show of African-Peruvian beats with non conventional percussion instruments in Peru. It has been critically acclaimed as one of the most original shows of international quality in the last years in Peru. Glass bottles, bamboo, water containers and buckets, knifes, straw mats, plastic water pipes and other objects turn into musical instruments full of life and sound in the hands of KimbaFá percussionists. They recreate the tales of everyone, of our city and its streets, transforming the daily noise into sound through percussion and rhythm.
We perform in institutional and business events, advertising spots, animation, flash mobs, batucadas, and also parts of our shows KimbaFá, The city sounds and Neighborhood sounds.
The show has the name KimbaFá, term that broadcasts the spirit of a show suitable for everyone: The “Quimba” that represents afro descendants’ rhythm, movements and grace; and “Fá”, that represents the energy and decision to reach the higher and final step in a process.
he video released by Marca Peru in October 29, “Más peruano que... el Día de la Canción Criolla”, starred by KIMBA FÁ, won Google’s Excellence Award, by having reached more than 2.4 million YouTube views in the first three days of its release. The views prompted YouTube to include this video in its AdsLeaderbord, a ranking space that included the most creative ads Latin-Americans choose to watch, with thousands of likes, shares, comments and 900 new subscribers to the channel.
Too evaluate the spot, Google also made an impact study named Brand LiftSurvey, which measured the memories of the video and the impact it had in Google search.
KIMBA FÁ has been considered by critics as the best performance of international quality of our time.
With zapateo, marinera and landó is recreated the tale of Carita and Tirifilo, two famous thugs of Malambo neighborhood, who at the end of the 1950s had a knife fight for the love of a woman in the Rimac riverside.
The final installment of the trilogy “KIMBA FÁ, The city sounds” and “KIMBA FÁ Reloaded”. In this new work, we continue with the exploration of rhythm as a theatrical language and with the new unconventional musical instruments such as glass bottles, bamboo, water containers and buckets, knifes, straw mats and plastic water pipes, but this time we are working with modern, technological elements, including rolling stages, laser beams, multimedia projections, mapping, aerial choreographies, and light, water and sound effects.
This show includes other topics, such as the Lima blackouts at the end of the XX century, a homage to firemen, recyclers, piracy, construction, death in the roads, etc.
It is the first initiative that gathers diverse Afro descendants’ theater companies in a festival, projected to achieve, through annual editions, the position of the most important one of Peru. .
In an historical level, the “zafra” was the sugar cane exploitation center, where many African slaves were confined for hundreds of years.
It was a space of harassment and estrangement, but also of fusion, resistance and consolidation of a new identity: African-Peruvians. Through art, human beings get recognition. They rose up in an emotional way to celebrate life creatively with cultural manifestations (Theater, Dance, Music, Poetry, and Literature) that over centuries have kept strong and gotten stronger until they achieved the praise of the best arts’ centers in the world, through performances organized by companies that today accompany us in the first edition of ZAFRA 2016.
Zafra Festival, venues:
Municipal Theater of Lima: Opened in 1920, it is one of the main theaters of Lima, recognized as a World Heritage.
Situated in the heart of the city’s historical center, it has experienced different stages, amongst them the halt of its activities after going through a fire in 1998.
It has been completely renovated and currently it holds first-rate shows of different cultural manifestations.
Address: 377 Jirón Ica, Lima District 15001, Peru.
Plazuela de las Artes: This venue is ideal for activities, encounters and shows of all kinds because of its versatility.
Many plays, festivals, fairs and others have taken place in it.
Address: Next to the Municipal Theater.
Asociación de Artistas Aficionados (AAA): With almost 80 years of continuous activity, it is one of the city’s most important theatrical and cultural institutions.
Also situated in Jirón Ica, next to the Plazuela de las Artes, it is of exemplary activity, premiering numerous plays for children and adults.
Most of the prominent national actors and actresses of have performed in its stage, and currently the new generations of actors are making history in it.
Address: 323 Jirón Ica, Lima District 15001, Peru.