Culture and music at Mistura


As Mistura has grown, it has expanded into much more than a food festival. Mistura is no longer about trying tasty treats; rather, the fair has turned into an expression of pride and passion for Peruvian culture and history.

Reflecting that pride are a number of cultural events that fairgoers will have a chance to enjoy, including concerts, parades, and dances.

The “Mundo Cervecero”: (“Beer World”) will also host musical guests including Bareto, Miki Gonzales, Kallao Salsa, and others. So pull up a chair, order a glass of beer, and enjoy the music on the Costa Verde!

The “Gran Auditorio”:, which plays host to some of the festival’s biggest events including contests and prize ceremonies, will also feature regional traditional dances and music throughout the fair’s run. Everything from ‘folclor’ to a children’s choir to cajons will make an appearance onstage at Mistura.

Master classes and “forums about food”: and Peruvian culture will also be presented. For a detailed schedule of cultural events in the Gran Auditorio, please visit Peru this Week’s “full program”:

Other cultural displays will take place in the form of small parades all over the fairgrounds, including traditional musical acts and dances.

Want to find out more about the many events taking place alongside Mistura this year? Read our “comprehensive guide”: to Latin America’s biggest food festival!



Rachel Chase

Rachel Chase is a proud born-and-bred Minnesotan who’s moved to Lima after graduating from Gustavus Adolphus College with a double major in Spanish and Latin American, Latino, and Caribbean Studies. During her junior year of college, Rachel studied in Peru and loved it so much that she just had to come back. As well as being a dedicated News Editor, Rachel plays the ukulele and sings, as well as trying to devour as many books as she can.