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Amador
Performed by: De Rompe y Raja Cultural Association
Discipline:
Afro-Peruvian Folkloric: Festejo & Zapateo
Performed In: 2001 People Like Me

Instruments Used
Cajita
Cajón
Guitar
In People Like Me 2001, De Rompe y Raja presented "Amador," the story of one of the last guardian/masters of Afro-Peruvian traditions. A recreation of how oral traditions passed through generations in Peruvian black communities, this piece brings humor, fancy footwork, and lively music featuring guitar, singing, and the playing of the Peruvian cajón, or box drum.

Master dancer "Lalo" Izquierdo performed along with Artistic Director Gabriela Shiroma. Señor Izquierdo and master guitarist Santiago "Coco" Linares, brought directly from Peru for People Like Me, joined Bay Area musicians Pedro Rojales and Javier Nunton, creating a versatile and engaging musical and dance ensemble.

Here's a translation of a famous song about Amador:

"If you listen at night, he is playing his cajón, he will play with his two hands, shiny black hands Panalivio, Malivio, Zá"

 



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