UNION, NJ – This week’s Union Farmers Market features the Latin flare of Richie Olivera.

Olivera was 12-years-old when he began to play quenas and zamponas at a music program in Lima. The love for music he developed then led him to perform with experienced musicians in the community and eventually form his own group with his brother and other friends. They started as street performers and entertained people all over the capital; however, the group broke up in 2007 when Olivera and his brother immigrated to the United States. Along with his suitcase, Olivera also brought his passion for music with him to the country and now performs around the tri-state, including at New Jersey City University and Princeton University. 

Union Farmers' Market is located at the Town Hall front parking lot, 1976 Morris Avenue, from 3:00 - to 8:00 p.m. Market is held every Thursday from now until October 25.