The Afro-Peruvian Sextet was established in 2005. The ensemble’s insistently inventive program of traditional Afro-Peruvian music transformed by Gabriel Alegría’s highly personal synthesis of folkloric Afro-Peruvian rhythms, jazz, and other musical strains has led to a signature accomplishment: developing the band’s patented blend of deep scholarship and playfulness into a touring experience that conveys a vast knowledge of the music and, perhaps more importantly, transmits black music from coastal Perú as a way of life to its audiences.

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All Bandshell Concert Series performances are free and open to the public. Concerts are held at The Volunteer Firemen's Memorial Bandshell, located on Constitution Blvd. in Reading's City Park. (GPS Address: 1281 Hill Road, Reading, PA 19602.)
Headliners take the Bandshell stage at 7 p.m. each week; preshow entertainment provided by local arts organizations begins at 6:15 p.m. Refreshments from food trucks and local restaurants are available for sale beginning at 6 p.m.

Created 6/1/17