[Cecilia Barraza, foto from]

Living in Spain you hear flamenco go — or get pushed — in a lot of directions. Few are as enticing as what I’ve been hearing in Peru, via this compilation.

Cecilia Barraza – Canterurias (Songs)

This is beautiful music & I need to know more about it, este criollismo, this Peruvian music that sounds more like sweet, lightly funky flamenco than anything “Afro-“. ┬┐Alan?

You can buy Afro-Peruvian Classics: Black Soul from Peru as mp3s from Calabash.

“Authentic fun from start to finish– though the last cut, a vanity item from producer David Byrne, is a bit off– his Spanish is… not comfortable.” Thus notes an accurate Amazon reviewer…