Author: Lima 2019 press release Lima, 2 September 2019


The Peruvian singer and Latin Grammy winner delighted the spectators as she sang “Canción con todos”, by Mercedes Sosa.

Eva Ayllon

The Lima 2019 Parapan American Games have been synonymous with tough and inspiring competitions which have shown the courage and determination of the Americas’ top Para athletes. They have also been a constant display of the integration of the Americas.

Such sense of Latin American unity could be felt during the Parapan American Games closing ceremony, held this evening at the Athletics Stadium in the National Sports Village (VIDENA), located in San Luis. This was evidenced when Eva Ayllón—one of the leading figures of Peruvian criolla music, to be awarded a Grammy award for musical excellence next November—appeared on stage.

She then sang “Canción con todos,” an anthem to the unity of the different Latin American countries as a strong block, with a common goal of self-improvement and hope. This song was made popular by the late Argentinian singer Mercedes Sosa.

The end of this song, which meant the beginning of the grand finale of the Parapan American Games, was followed by the appearance of the cauldron and the two children who were named symbols of the Games. They held a lit torch which they extinguished. At that very moment, Eva Ayllón pointed at the cauldron, and the flame extinguished.

The Lima 2019 Parapan American Games closing ceremony continued with an extraordinary music show by Eva Ayllón and a cast of talented Peruvian cajón performers.

Known as the “Queen of Landó”, she boasts a career spanning 49 years, over 30 music records and nine Latin Grammy nominations. As a proud ambassador of “Marca Peru”, she tours tirelessly bringing Peruvian culture to every corner of the world. Thanks to the versatility of her powerful voice, she has performed in different genres.

It is worth noting that renowned Italian live show company Balich WorldWide Shows was behind the Lima 2019 Parapan American Games opening and closing ceremonies, as well as the Pan American Games opening and closing ceremonies. The creative director of the closing ceremony was renowned stage producer and director Juan Carlos Fisher.