In April of 2010, Secret Stash Records traveled to Lima, Peru to record Afro Peruvian music. With a portable recording studio, an interpreter, and no preplanned engagements or sessions they hit the streets. Within one week’s time they put together a band they called PeÃ±a and recorded over 50 tracks. The cast of musicians was a revolving door of sorts. This self titled release highlights the best recordings from those sessions. In addition to hours of audio recording, they filmed the entire adventure in HD. This CD+DVD package contains interviews, live performances, session footage and more.
Afro-Peruvian music was born out of the slave culture of costal Peru. Unfortunately, the music sort of withered away and disappeared over time. Only highly coveted small handfuls of Afro-Peruvian records are available abroad.