Rafael Santa Cruz

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Rafael Santa Cruz (29 September 1960 – 4 August 2014) was a renowned Afro-Peruvian musician and author of the book El Cajón Afroperuano on the cajón, a Peruvian instrument created from wooden boxes by slaves when their owners tried to ban the drum culture, fearing the drums would help form slave uprisings.[1]


  1. ^ Rachel Chase. "Peruvian cajon player, actor Rafael Santa Cruz dies at 53". Peru this Week. Retrieved 2014-08-05. 

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