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Afro-Peruvians are Peruvians of afro-descent. The first Africans were brought in 1548 and slavery was abolished in 1854. Afro-Peruvians make up 10% of the population with 2,900,000 Afro-Peruvians.  They can be found in Lambayeque, Piura, Lima, Callao, provinces of Canete, Chincha, Pisco, Nazca. The African influences are: FOOD- anticucho, picarones, carapulcra con sopa seca, tacu tacu;  MUSIC AND DANCE- criollo music, Peruvian marinera dance.

For Afro-Paraguayan History and Culture 


History - Minority Rights (Afro-Peruvian)


History - Afro-Peruvian - Afropedea

History - The First Slaves

Photos, History and Culture- Afro- Peruvians of Peru, South America. – Africani Sankofa (


Ministerio de Cultura de Perú (Afro-Peruano)- Población Afroperuana (


Video history and culture-


Video and article- In Peru, black is an invisible color (


Video History and Culture with Henry Gates Jr. -


Afro-Peruvian  Music and Dance Resources 


Info-The Enduring Spirit Of Black Peru And Afro-Peruvian Music (

Video Criollo Music-

Video Susana Baca-

Video Afro-Peru Dance-

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