Not unlike many musicians in Cuba or Brazil, the members of Peru Negro demonstrate strong African influences in their sound. Of course, it's mostly thanks to the Africans who were tragically taken from their continent to be enslaved in the Latin American country during the 16th and 17th centuries. Forbidden to play their own music by the plantation masters, they blended their style with that of the natives and came up with something entirely new. It's miles away from most people's conception of Peruvian music (if they have one at all), exemplified by the Andina tunes of pan flute players who commonly perform... More >>>