Afro-Peruvian music

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Música negra is a type of Latin American music initially developed by black slaves in South America, in particular Peru, where it is known as música criolla. Música negra's influences are largely West African music and Spanish music. Notable artists and groups include Lucila Campos, Pepe Vásquez, Susana Baca and Perú Negro. One of the more famous songs in the genre is Peru's "Toro Mata".

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  • María Lamento, Peruvian Music
  • Peru Profundo Dance Company - folkloric dance company in Chicago that performs Afro-Peruvian and Andean dances.
  • Peruvian Dance Company - San Francisco Bay Area's most prominent Peruvian dance troupe (Dancers Group).
  • DE CAJóN Project - Seattle based community arts organization dedicated to educating populations about the cultural contributions of Peruvians of African descent.