Afro-Peruvian music dances are those created by the people of African descent in Peru. At the colonial time, peoples of African descent were gradually adapting to new customs, but sought to preserve their cultural heritage, mainly musical, and developed in an Afro-Peruvian culture itself. From that original blending of indigenous cultures, European and African black-born expressed music and dances in Peru and worldwide. The best expression of joy or sadness of this Afro-Peruvian culture is dancing to the drums of their African ancestors. While there are many dances in the American countries, whose origin is the subject of discussion, there are doubts about whether they are native or have African roots or Hispanic, the truth is that they are incorporated into folklore, although further study of its origins and contributions.
Genres of Dance and Music
Peruvian researcher Nue Castro has addressed the origin of certain dances, and argues that the Marinera has its origin in the Zamacueca or Moza Mala. This folkloric dance partner was probably originated in the North Coast of Peru La Libertad. Originally, dances derived from African danced on the Peruvian coast. The northern version is more cheerful, lively and played on trumpets also, though in Lima, the Zamacueca has greater influence on African and style of guitar playing is sweet and rhythmic, that is, it is contrasted with the northern version which is more gypsy and mixed (with Andean influence). As in the Tondero Piura, the dance represents the pursuits of cock to the hen, the birds and crush Roosters Fight themes are so popular in the central and northern coast of Peru. As far as clothing is concerned, the woman wears a gown called anaco protruding blouse on the way to skirt attached to the waist. They also wear “Stud", artistic earrings worked in ...