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CARACUMBE

Caracumbe
Festive Afro-Peruvian Music and Dance

Caracumbe is an Afro-Peruvian group comprised of an extraordinary cast of professional dancers and musicians, many former members of the famed Peru Negro ballet. Led by master percussionist and director Marcos Napa, this New York based ensemble was assembled with hopes of bringing more attention to this lesser known but notably compelling world tradition. Sharing the artistic legacy of his ancestors, Marcos Napa leads Caracumbe in skillfully and passionately demonstrating through music and movement, a cultural legacy that has endured generations. With dances like festejo, lando and zamacueca, performed in harmony with the principal instrument of the wooden cajon, Caracumbe showcases a musical heritage of distinctive African roots found in a Peru mostly known for its Native American and European influences.

Ensemble: 10-14 musicians and dancers

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