DJ SHUSHUPE CREATED A JUNGLE OF SOUNDS AT THE NATIONAL STADIUM
This renowned Peruvian DJ and music producer made all athletes dance at the Lima 2019 Games Closing Ceremony after 17 days of competitions.
The DJ and music producer, known for her mixes of Peruvian folk music and electro beats, was in charge of the music at the Pan American Games Closing Ceremony in two key moments.
At the beginning of the ceremony, Úrsula Talavera, known as “Shushupe” (an Amazon snake, also known as Lachesis muta or bushmaster) accompanied the delegations’ parade with a mix of traditional Peruvian and Latin American music with electro beats.
At the end of the show, during a tribute to the Peruvian Amazonia and its most relevant artists, she transported the National Stadium to this exuberant and magical region with a tropical music set that gathered all 41 delegations at the center of the stadium.
“I’m so thankful and excited for having the opportunity of sharing my work and music with Peru and the whole world. This has been an amazing experience; getting to know all these people who have been working in this great event with lots of energy, dedication, professionalism, and big smiles,” she said.
This is not the first time that DJ Shushupe, winner of Miller Sound Clash Peru award, represents us before the world. She has been at various events and festivals in Europe and the United States: SXSW Festival, where she was invited to represent Peru in Las Vegas, and Casa Peru in Moscu (Rusia 2018) for the FIFA World Cup. Now she had the opportunity to do so in her home country: Peru.
“My greatest inspiration has always been the Peruvian Amazonia, which is now a fundamental part of my music. I’m so happy to represent my country, it’s something that really fills my heart with joy. All the people who visited Casa Perú on that occasion took a piece of Peru with them; a piece of our flavors, music, and culture,” she said.
Finally, the also forest engineer, explained why she keeps mixing the melodies and rhythms of our country.
“Each time I travel, I try to buy the typical music of the place I’m visiting from street vendors. I find this quite interesting and I enjoy mixing this type of music, as people can think it is contemporary music when it actually is quite old. I like to revive music, but in a different way. That’s what I do: rediscover our roots, so we don’t forget about our traditions, and bring them to life in a different form.”