The genre of musica criolla is an amorous, spare blend of indigenous Peruvian, African, and Spanish sounds—and in Peru, it is more succinctly defined as Eva Ayllón. The Lima singer/songwriter is one of her country’s most iconic musicians, a star who boasts three Latin Grammy nominations and more than 20 albums in her discography. Her 1977 debut, Kipus y Eva, is widely regarded as a touchstone of musica criolla and Latin music overall; backed by a 12-piece ensemble at Town Hall, she will celebrate its legacy and her majestic career.

Fri., Oct. 8, 8 p.m., 2010