Author: Lima 2019 press release Lima, 2 September 2019


Audience sang and danced the popular song: “Que levante la mano.”

Hermanos Yaipen

Everything must come to an end. They say that farewells are sad, but the one we lived today at the National Sports Village (VIDENA) during the Lima 2019 Parapan American Games Closing Ceremony was quite the opposite. The Peruvian cumbia group Hermanos Yaipén threw a grand party, where its popular songs were sang and danced by both Peruvian and foreign spectators who fell for their sound.

As soon as the group appeared, the over 5000 spectators at the VIDENA started screaming and singing their hits. The first song they played was a mix of Luis Miguel, followed by “La incondicional” and “Tengo todo excepto a ti”, songs that made women sing to the top of their lungs.

Besides, “Tiki Taka” and “A llorar a otra parte” made the spectators stand up from their seats. Some of them were seen dancing on the stadium screens. Para athletes enjoyed each song. They hugged each other, and some even shed tears of emotion for the end of this event, which became a meeting of nations rather than a competition.

Juan Gabriel’s mix gave people some time to sit down and sing along with Donnnie Yaipén, a young singer who is admired and followed by thousands of teenagers. For sure, the most expected song of the night was: “Que levante la mano”. The chorus “Que levante la mano, quien no lloró un adiós, que levante la mano, quien no sufrió por amor” was sang by all spectators at the VIDENA Athletics Stadium.

The international multisport event ended on a high note after bringing together 1890 Para athletes from 33 countries who competed in 17 sports and 18 disciplines (1247 men and 643 women) from August 23 to September 1, 2019. The 139 Peruvian Para athletes became the best hosts ever, just like the Peruvian fanbase that never stopped cheering on all participants of this continental celebration. Peru raised its hand to say: Good bye, Lima 2019!

Hemanos Yaipén

It is the most important cumbia orchestra in the country, with almost 20 years in the music industry. It is now part of The Orchard’s record catalog, and it is the first Peruvian music group to sign a promotion agreement through Lupa Media with SER Tv in Argentina. Their musical videos have over 250 million views on their digital platforms.