Marlboro College

News Marlboro Presents Afro-Peruvian Musical Group

MARLBORO, VT – (February 21, 2012) – Marlboro College hosts musical group Negrura Peruana in Ragle Hall on Sunday, February 26, at 2:00 pm. The concert is free an open to the public.

Afro-Peruvian culture flourished in Peru, giving the world a unique musical tradition that blends Spanish, indigenous and African influences into a dynamic, percussive dance style with a character all its own. Emigrating from Lima to Connecticut in the 1980s and 1990s, the members of Negrura Peruana celebrate and perform the music and dance of Peru’s African population. The group combines vocals with percussion instruments such as the cajón (wooden box drum), the quijada de burro (jaw of horse),the campana (cowbell), bongos and guitars. 

Images available upon request. For more information, contact the Marlboro College public relations department at 802-251-7644 or In case of inclement weather, call the Marlboro College events line at 802-451-7151.

Marlboro College has offered undergraduate education in the liberal arts for 60 years, with 300 undergraduate students enjoying an 8:1 student-faculty ratio, a voice in governing the community and individualized courses of study on a 300-acre campus in the hills of southern Vermont. Marlboro College Graduate School offers master's degree programs for working adults in the areas of education, internet technologies, health care administration, non-profit administration and an MBA in Managing for Sustainability, with courses designed around small classes at the downtown Brattleboro campus complemented by online work and close collaboration.



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