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Selvamonos Music and Arts Festival

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The Selvámonos Festival, Peru: June 28/ 29th 2013

The Selvámonos week starts on June 24th, with a range of free cultural events taking place each day until June 29th. It includes theatrical presentations, an Opera concert in the local church, an outdoor Cinema and paintings exhibitions.

Add to that the distinct culture of Oxapampa and its incredible rain forest landscape, and you have reason enough to head to the very center of Peru for a week of partying.

The main draw, however, is the alternative music festival on June 28th and 29th. This will be the fifth installment of the Selvámonos festival, with more than 15,000 party-goers having attended the four previous events.

The music will be an interesting mix of Latin rhythms and modern beats, played by bands with notably colorful names like Cumbia All Stars, Onda Vaga, Luis Rueda, Dengue Dengue Dengue and many others.

So guys you got it ? SAVE THE DATE !

Selvámonos 2013, Oxapampa, Peru: Further Info

Oxapampa is a very nice and pleasant valley just one night bus from Lima. You can find there free camping places as well as cheap and comfortable hotels.

You can find more information about the Selvámonos Festival in Oxapampa, Peru, on the following website: or on the Facebook page of the Festival: Festival Selvamonos

Written by  julie.

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Festival Selvámonos 2010

Festival Selvámonos 2010 - this week confirmed dates and lineup for this year's event! check out the poster - I can't wait!

For those who weren't in Oxapampa Peru last October, and don't know what all the excitement is about, here's my review of last year's awesome jungle festival experience!By chance I found out about the festival at the South American Explorer's Club in Lima. I then visited the festival's website for more info and decided to give it a go.

Oxapampa is a town in the centre of Peru, and is about an 8-10 hour journey from Lima; don't let this put you off! the nightbuses are cheap and comfortable! and it's wonderful to leave Lima behind on a damp, grey evening and wake up driving into a beautiful lush valley bathed in glorious sunshine!

So I arrived in Oxapampa (known as Oxa to the locals) with a tent under my arm and after a delicious fresh smoothie in ‘la plaza’, I headed to Rancho Anibal Ruffner (a few soles on a mototaxi) and WOW – what a location for a festival: beautiful, surrounded by rolling hills, farmland and fruit trees. I arrived to the band’s soundchecks and awesome music and was pointed in the direction of the FREE campsite! Where i set up camp, and met many other excited festival goers! I had planned to go back into town again, but the festival got going really early, by 2pm there were hoards streaming through the gates to enjoy delicious lunches (OMG Amazing food here - they have an Austrian influence = awesome stews and strudel), circus acts and enjoy the sunshine in wait for the main event.5 great bands played, alternating between 2 different stages, the first group CAOBA – played a cool country set, then there was an amazing 20 piece orchestra on the big stage led by a saxophonist - Jean Pierre Magnet. Amazing eclectic mix of jazz and Andean folk music, their set climaxed as the sun set which was magical. Then it was back to the smaller ‘western’ stage for some first class acid jazz ANDRES PRADO, that had the crowd dancing like crazy.

By this time the party was in full swing and there was an amazing atmosphere – loads of circus events going on all day too. From then on the attention switched to the big stage and LA SARITA played an amazing set followed by LOS MIRLOS a cute cumbia band – you’ve gotta see it to believe it! It was 2am by this time and the DJs hadn’t even started plying yet – one of them was from London – really cool beats, by this time though I was beat, and headed back to the campsite for a sit around the campfire listening to the music in the distance.Unfortunately I was heading back to Lima the next day – I wish I’d stayed longer to enjoy the area too – so beautiful. SO this year I’ll be heading back to Oxa for at least 4 days – Vamos!!

I saw a poster for Selvámonos 2010

The lineup looks amazing, and this year it's a whole week of events

Rancho Anibal Ruffner 9 of October

La Mente

La Sarita

Radio Makonnen


DJ Abel Torres

I Am Genko

Winner of Claro's

Artes Escenicas, Jinetes del Valle y mucho mas...

I'll definately be heading to Oxapampa on 9 October


I have been to Oxapampa festival and I have been impressed by the experience.

Oxapampa is a great place, - welcome to paradise deep in the Jungle- people are nice and welcoming.

Selvamonos in itself was creazy... lots of good musicians, circus performances the pucblic never stopped dancing from noon till next day morning.

They are preparing Selvamonos 2010 I heard. Would be really great to go.

Better than Dickens.

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