KUMANANA! An Afro-Peruvian Musical Revue

Performance Dates

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.

Production Information

Show Type
World Premiere or New Work
Approximate Running Time
90 minutes



Creative Team

Costume Designer
Choreographer for musicals
Lighting Designer
Projections/Media Designer
Props Designer/Master