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Nicomedes Santa Cruz was born in Lima Province, Peru. He is was a black Peruvian musician, poet, composer, journalist, and folklorist, who is also known for his efforts in raising awareness of the Afro-Peruvian culture.
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What he contributed:

- First poet to highlight the contributions of Afro-Peruvians in the historical evolution of Peru.
- He wrote and published several essays about the instruments used to perform traditional Afro-Peruvian music.
- Santa Cruz revived Afro-Peruvian folklore though a theater company with his sister though radio broadcasts and his collaborations with different publications.