Peru Negro: African Music of the Andes Peruvians are embracing the music of Peru Negro, a group of performers formed to preserve the country's African musical heritage. At first, many white Peruvians were wary of the group's music, but now black Peruvian music is in vogue and playing a role in shaping the country's social agenda. Rolando Arrieta reports.
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Peru Negro: African Music of the Andes

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Peru Negro: African Music of the Andes

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Peru Negro: African Music of the Andes

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Peruvians are embracing the music of Peru Negro, a group of performers formed to preserve the country's African musical heritage. At first, many white Peruvians were wary of the group's music, but now black Peruvian music is in vogue and playing a role in shaping the country's social agenda. Rolando Arrieta reports.

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