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In April of 2010 Secret Stash Records traveled to Lima, Peru and assembled Pena, an Afro-Peruvian ensemble featuring a handful of the best musicians within the genre. The group was a revolving door of sorts that included over a dozen players ranging in age from 24 to 65. In seven days they recorded over 50 songs. With no access to a conventional recording studio they improvised by recording in classrooms, living rooms, balconies, offices, and even on the stoop of a hostile. The sessions were fast, free spirited, and generally consisted of one or two takes per song. The result is an authentic display of one of the world’s most unique, unexplored and underrated musical styles.

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