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Black Rhythms of Peru

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Black Rhythms of Peru by Heidi Feldman
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In the late 1950s to 1970s, an Afro-Peruvian revival brought the forgotten music and dances of Peru's African musical heritage to Lima's theatrical stages. The revival conjured newly imagined links to the past in order to celebrate-and to some extent recreate-Black culture in Peru. In this groundbreaking study of the Afro-Peruvian revival and its aftermath, Heidi Carolyn Feldman reveals how Afro-Peruvian artists remapped blackness from the perspective of the "Black Pacific," a marginalized group of African diasporic communities along Latin America's Pacific coast. Feldman's "ethnography of remembering" traces the memory projects of charismatic Afro-Peruvian revival artists and companies, including Jose Durand, Nicomedes and Victoria Santa Cruz, and Peru Negro, culminating with Susana Baca's entry onto the global world music stage in the 1990s. Readers will learn how Afro-Peruvian music and dance genres, although recreated in the revival to symbolize the ancient and forgotten past, express competing modern beliefs regarding what constitutes "Black Rhythms of Peru."

Author Biography

HEIDI CAROLYN FELDMAN is a lecturer in the Department of Communications at the University of California, San Diego.
Release date Australia
November 1st, 2007
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Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations
58 illus.
Imprint
Wesleyan University Press
Pages
328
Dimensions
152x229x24
ISBN-13
9780819568151
Product ID
3643406

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