The Music Of Black Peru: Cultural Identity in the Pacific

from  Afropop Worldwide

May 15, 2015

 

[APWW PGM #558] [Originally aired in 2008] The “Black Pacific” is a term coined by our guide, ethnomusicologist Heidi Carolyn Feldman. She describes the circumstance of African descendants displaced not only from their ancestral homes in Africa, but also from the Atlantic coast nations where their enslaved ancestors were originally brought. This Hip Deep edition explores the sonically vibrant realm of Afro-Peruvian music, a young genre identification that has flourished since the 1950s and h...more

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