The folkloric dance troupe, Expresiones de mi tierra, will perform August 1.

AASU Hosts Peruvian Independence Events

(July 13, 2009) Armstrong Atlantic State University (AASU) will host Peruvian Festival 2009 celebrating the South American country's 188th anniversary of independence from Spain on July 28, 1821. Contemporary films, a photography exhibit and a culminating cultural event will mark the celebration from July 29 through August 1. The Peruvian Consul in Atlanta, Minister Jorge Roman Morey, will speak at a closing ceremony. The Peruvian Association of Savannah is sponsoring the events. AASU, La Voz Latina newspaper and the Consulate General of Peru in Atlanta are co-sponsors.

All events, with the exception of a dinner on Saturday, August 1, are free of charge.

Wednesday, July 29
A documentary on the city of Cuzco will be presented at 6:15 p.m. in University Hall 156 on the AASU campus, 11935 Abercorn Street. This will be followed at 6:30 p.m. by the film Tinta Roja (Red Ink).

Thursday, July 30
Ojos Que no Ven (What Your Eyes Dont See) will be shown on at 6:15 p.m. in University Hall 156. This will be followed at 7:45 p.m. by another film, Mariposa Negra (Black Butterfly).

Friday, July 31
A documentary, Pisco, on a popular Peruvian liqueur, will be shown at 6:15 p.m. in University Hall 156. This will be followed at 6:30 p.m. by Soy Andina, (I am Andean). At 8:30 p.m., following the second presentation, Peruvian Consul Minister Jorge Roman Morey will speak and other officials from the consulate will attend a closing ceremony. A sampling of Peruvian foods will be served.

Each evening, a free exhibit of forty photographs, The Great Inca Trail, and Peruvian traditional dance costumes will be on display from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. in the University Hall atrium.

All of the films are in Spanish with English subtitles.

A dinner with entertainment will be held on Saturday, August 1 beginning at 6 p.m. in the Compass Point Clubhouse on the AASU campus. A folkloric dance troupe, Expresiones de mi tierra, from Atlanta will perform. D.J. Emil will provide additional entertainment after 8 p.m. Peruvian dishes and drinks will be served. There will be a charge of $15 for this event. Reservations can be made by emailing .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).