who knew that peru had black cultural traditions? i didn't. africans have a global presence that has definitely gone undocumented/unresearched in latin america. out of a population of 23 million peruvians, there are over two million african-peruvians. we really are everywhere! peru negro, a 20 member ensemble that's sparked a resurgence in their homeland, are going to perform at the world music institute on saturday night. this dance company is considered to be a national treasure in peru?
i'm very curious -- especially since my friend and i may go to macchu picchu next year.
this is why i love living in new york city: because beautiful art in every genre comes here from all over the world -- sometimes to the exclusion of anyplace else. of course, having access to these things doesn't mean anything if you don't go and see them. and let's face it: most new yorkers don't.