Tutuma's Final Festival Performance
Members of the Afro-Peruvian group Tutuma use traditional songs and zapateo dance to continue the work of their father, Amador Ballumbrosio (the “godfather of Afro-Peruvian music”). Through their performance, Tutuma spreads knowledge of their ancestors: enslaved Africans in Peru during Spanish colonization.
Tutuma helped bring the 2015 Folklife Festival to a close at the Ralph Rinzer concert stage. They later played alongside the tropical cumbia amazónica band, Los Wembler’s de Iquitos, for the Festival’s finale performance.
Filmography: Courtney Adkisson, Pruitt Allen, Marisol Medina-Cadena, Andrea Curran, Abby Sternberg, Albert Tong, Paul Weiss.
Editing: Courtney Adkisson