Location: Lake Promenade
Named after a black bird in their native jungle, Los Mirlos are the uncrowned kings of tropical Peruvian Cumbia or Cumbia Amazonica. The band came together in Lima during the oil boom of the 70s and created a uniquely new and powerful party music inspired by the Anglophone psychedelic rock and surf music of the time. Fast-forward some 40 years, and Los Mirlos have travelled and performed in almost every Latin American country, and are still considered essential for the culture of Amazonian Cumbia. Songs like 'La Danza de Los Mirlos', 'Sonido Amazónico', 'Lamento en la Selva', 'Muchachita del Oriente', and 'Chinito en Onda' are kept in the memory of many people worldwide, who all danced to them at one point of their life.