Peru – Peruvian musician and researcher Octavio Santa Cruz Urquieta has published a 400 page titled La guitarra en el Perú
(The Guitar in Peru). The publication features the history of the guitar in Peru
from the colonial times until present day. It also includes sheet music from the Peruvian repertory.
Octavio Santa Cruz Urquieta has a degree in Art, is a professor at the Escuela Académico Profesional de Arte of the Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos and is also a member of the renowned Familia Santa Cruz, one of the pillars of Afro-Peruvian music.
Author: Angel Romero
Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.