Afro-Peruvian Music

Afro-Peruvian music is played on the coast of Peru and includes songs for celebration, and songs for lamenting.  Festejo is the fun dance that is the oldest expression of African identity in Peru.  Lando is similar to the Blues in North America, songs of sorrow sung by Africans in the New World.  It is different from the music of the mountains of Peru.  In the mountains, the Quechua people play pan flutes and guitars.  On the coast, musicians of African descent play guitar and percussive instruments made of wood, metal, and bone. 

Peru is on the West coast of South America.  The capital is Lima. 

Here is a video of the Festejo

10:50 - 12:30

El festejo es una danza peruana de raíces africanas representativa del mestizaje peruano practicado en la costa central, vigente en Lima e Ica, especialmente en Cañete y Chincha. Se baila durante las fiestas populares y en reuniones sociales, tiene un ritmo erótico y festivo vinculado al rito del amor como un acto de virilidad, juventud, vigor y fecundidad.

Uploaded by nyconcertvideos on 2011-05-12.

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