Peru is rich with Indian art forms, neighborhood theaters and literature, including the world-renowned works of Mario Vargas Llosa. Peruvian opera singer, Juan Diego Flores, who sings in Italy, is known in Peru as the "Successor of Pavarotti."
"Andean Blues" is a beautiful, melancholy style of music about the hardships of the poor and it protests social injustice.
Romantic songs are also popular in Peru. The Marinera and Tondero, romantic songs with lively tunes, are typical of the northern coast.
Festejo is Afro-Peruvian music that has a lively tune in which singers lament the hardships of their ancestors' lives as slaves.
Spanish: Hola (Hello), ¿Cómo está? (How are you?), Bien (Fine), Mucho gusto. (Nice to meet you.), Buenos días. (Good morning.), Buenas tardes. (Good afternoon.), Buenas noches. (Good evening/Good night.)
Sports & Games
Peruvian boys play soccer and girls play volleyball. Surfing, popular among the middle and upper classes, is popular in Lima and on the northern coast of Peru.
Typical Peruvian foods include ceviche (fish and seafood marinated in lemon juice with spices and onions), rice, beef, pork (baked or fried with spices), potatoes, corn and fruit. After potatoes originated in Peru, a wide variety of dishes were made with potatoes throughout the country.