De Rompe y Raja Lima Reviews
A Peña specialized in Afro Music - De Rompe y Raja Jun 08, 2008
De Rompe y Raja is what we called a “peña”. Well, the peña is a whole concept. It’s like a restaurant, but also club because you can listen to music and dance. But there is not the only thing you can find there. The main attraction of a peña is the show they perform there. And De Rompe y Raja is not an exception. First of all I have to explain that “De Rompe y Raja” is an old local expression, which we use to describe a really fun party: a party is “de rompe y raja”.
Rompe y Raja is situated in the heart of the Barranco district, which is the bohemian one. They are open from Thursday – Saturday at night. You have to pay a cover to wash the show and your consumption is not included in the fee. Regarding the show I would say you can enjoy here “Musica Criolla” (Creole music), mostly from the coast. The performances include songs and dances and involve locally known artists. This place is specialized in the Afro Music and Vals. The Afro music and dances are really fun. It can be difficult to dance. It’s not easy, but you would have a blast trying to do it, hehe. There is a host who is in charge of introducing the artists. He will invite you to dance and take part of the show too, haha.
Here you can also taste Peruvian dishes and drinks.
The show usually lasts 2-3 hours, but it doesn’t mean that after that the party is over. When the show ends, the band will play music just to dance, like salsa, merengue, cumbia and other latin rythms. So, wear confy shoes and be ready to dance.
The club is spacious (capacity for 400 people) and includes a good sound system. It's the perfect place to party with a group of friends. One advice, try to buy your entrances in advance if you want to get a table with a good view of the dance floor and arrive early, so you won't miss the show :)
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