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28/07/17Boebis Unveils 'Echoes Of Black Peru' Mixtape

This is not the first time we have shared content via Latin American music and culture webzine/publisher Sounds and Colours. And, if you remember their Peruvian Folklore compilation, it is also not the first time we revisit Peru. On the occasion of today's Peruvian Independence Day, French 'musicologist' and DJ Boebis unveiled a new mixtape. Digging deep into Afro-Peruvian history Boebis' selection features tracks by artists, who consistently fought for the "culture and rights of Peru's Afro-descendent people to be recognised", including cajonist and composer Caitro Soto, pictured above. Listen to the entire mix on Mixcloud and check out the tracklist below.

Victoria Santa Cruz “Me Gritaron Negra” (excerpt)
Abelardo Vásquez y Cumanana “Prendeme la Vela” (alcatraz / Abelardo Vásquez )
Nicómedes Santa Cruz “Samba Malanto” (landó)
Roberto Rivas y el Conjunto Gente Morena “Enciendete Candela” (ingâ / Roberto Rivas)
Chabuca Granda “Me He De Guardar” (landó / Chabuca Granda)
Lucila Campos “Negrito Chinchivi” (festejo / José Villalobos Cavero)
Peru Negro “Ollita Nomá” (main vocals by Caitro Soto and Lucila Campos) (festejo / Julio Morales San Martín, Carlos “Caitro” Soto de la Colinay César Calvo Coronado)
Caitro soto “Toro Mata” (toro mata)
Chabuca Granda y Nicómedes Santa Cruz “Canterurias” (marinera)
Nicómedes Santa Cruz “A la Molina” (panalivio / Francisco Ballesteros – Samuel Márquez)
Peru Negro “El Payandé” (main vocal by Lucila Campos) (danza canción / Vicente Holguín – Luis E. Albertini)
Nicanor Lobatón y el Conjunto Gente Morena “Libertad” (panalivio)
Arturo Zambo Cavero & Oscar Aviles “El Chacombo” (festejo)
Uncredited street musicians in Lima (percusión)
Nicómedes Santa Cruz “Ritmos Negros del Perú” (poema)
Victoria Santa Cruz “Me Gritaron Negra” (poema)

AUTHOR: Lev Nordstrom