GALA Hispanic Theatre presents KUMANANA! An Afro-Peruvian Musical Revue

Kumanana! An Afro-Peruvian Musical Revue
During the Afro-Peruvian month, the Embassy of Peru is pleased to invite you to celebrate our rich Afro-Peruvian culture, through a tribute to the great Nicomedes and Victoria Santa Cruz, at the GALA Hispanic Theatre.

As poets, musicians, dancers, choreographers, and historians, Victoria and Nicomedes Santa Cruz led the resurgence of Afro-Peruvian arts in the 1960s. Their efforts to restage and reconstruct forgotten genres of Afro-Peruvian cultural history in Lima’s most prestigious theaters provided powerful resistance to their marginalization at a crucial moment in history. Celebrating the legacy of the Santa Cruz siblings in this captivating musical revue that features their own original music and writing, Kumanana shines a spotlight on the wealth of artistry from the Afro-Peruvian community. 

Como poetas, músicos, bailarines, coreógrafos e historiadores, los hermanos Victoria y Nicomedes Santa Cruz encabezaron el resurgimiento de las artes afroperuanas en los años 60s. Sus esfuerzos para reconstruir y presentar los olvidados géneros de la cultura afroperuana en los escenarios más prestigiosos de Lima contrarrestaron la marginalización de estas artes en un momento histórico crucial. Kumanana revive la riqueza artística propia de la comunidad afroperuana.

From Jun 7th to June 25th, 2023. In Spanish with English surtitles | En español con sobretítulos en inglés

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