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Cajón is King: Afro-Peruvian Film and Performance // Berkeley

Cajón is King: Afro-Peruvian Film and Performance // Berkeley

Join film director Eve A. Ma, for a special film screening of her recently completed award-winning documentary film Masters of Rhythm.

Shot in Peru, the film focuses on Afro-Peruvian music, dance and culture and especially on the cajón, a percussion instrument developed by Afro-Peruvians in the late 18th century. Masters of Rhythm has screened in seven festivals in four countries and has won two awards.

The second part of the program features a live performance by Master Percussionist Peta Robles, whose uncle, Lalo Izquierdo, is featured in the film as a cajón and zapateo master. Accompanying her is Afro-Peruvian dance and music teacher Gabriela Shiroma and Rosita Los Santos on guitar.

After the film there will be a Q&A with the film’s director as well as the Afro-Peruvian artists.

Come support Afro-Peruvian culture at La Peña Saturday, July 22 at 8pm!

July 22 2017


Date: 07/22/2017
Time: 7:45 pm - 10:00 pm
Cost: $12 – $20
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