La Machete

Mirtha Guerrero, stage name "La Machete", is an author-composer-performer part of the new generation creating contemporary Afro-Latin music in Lima

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Half way between Susana Baca and Novalima, La Machete offers a lively and modern glance at Afro-Peruvian rhythms, interpreting the little-known music of the Pacific coast of Peru, where she grew up.

Polyrhythm and the fusion of melodies where one can hear pop, jazz and the voices, history and music of the sister countries of Latin America - the clarity of her lyrics combine with imagination and an uncompromising derision that uplifts us with joy and passion.

She has lived in France for several years. She co-produced her last album "De verdes... y maduras" with the SPEDIDAM and the Alliance Francaise of Lima (Peru).

She is now working between France and Peru, finishing a new album. Its release is planned for the end of the year.



participating in

  • WOMEX 2015
  • WOMEX 2014
  • WOMEX 2013