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In the Peñas of Lima, World-Class Partying, Creole Style

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Three high double-stops from the guitar announce the song’s opening. Two trills and a rapid slide down the neck, and the crowd explodes into whoops and cheers. A series of meditative, arpeggiated chords. A pause. Then the guitarist launches into a fast waltz rhythm, percussive and full of manly swagger, in which he’s joined by a percussionist seated atop a cajón—a huge wooden sounding box—and another holding a cowbell.

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