As Lima grows and expands, its rhythm changes without us even noticing. Have you ever felt that the whole city is going at a faster rate than you? Sometimes we may ignore the place where we live, forgetting that those little corners of the city provide a source of connection and sense of belonging. So, what can we do to get back to feeling the city again, to perceiving its soul in any random corner? We put soul into it! This time, music is the element that brings back the attention this city deserves. This is what Lima suena bien is all about.
In November 2011, the Municipality of Lima created this initiative and since then, many well-known music artists have been playing across Lima (mostly in the center), to “own” the city again. The aim is to recover those forgotten corners and rediscover all of Lima, creating places to share experiences, to make us remember that the chaos in downtown Lima is part of its beauty.
But, who are the ones called upon to do it? Peruvian musicians and singers have offered to participate in this particular task, without any other artifice or weapon than their instruments and voices, having as audience the pedestrians and the city of Lima as a stage.
So far, Lima has been delighted to have:
It seems that music continues building bridges, approaching strangers, wrapping with a magical aura everything it touches.
Want to see what this movement is all about? Check out some of the videos: