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Presentation of photos taken during the filming, for Pinole Artisans' Society (2 August 2019 at 7pm, Pinole United Methodist Church in Pinole, CA, USA)
FEEDBACK FROM HOSTING ORGANIZATIONS:
Thank you for sharing your documentary ... with our guests. It was eye-opening to learn about the long roots of the African Diaspora. There was an Afro-Peruvian performance in LA a few years ago, but it did not offer the depth of history your film did....
We ... co-produc[ed] an event [with Eve A. Ma] that included ... screening ... Masters of Rhythm and a live music demonstration ....
.... The audience reacted very positively ... and we even extended the official end time ....
....The more than ample public that attended the screening (and later Q&A)...gave positive validation for your important work....
...[T]he performers....seemed to jump off the screen and create a feeling of...entertainment & community you ...only expect...from live performance.Javier Padilla Gil, managing director
· Ethnografilm Festival, Théatre Lepic (Paris, FRANCE - Ap. 17, 2019)
· Oakland Public Library, César Chavez Branch, screening accompanied by a live demonstration of the cajón and quijada de burro (USA - Feb. 23, 2019)
· San Pablo Art Gallery display of photos taken by the director during the filming of Masters of Rhythm (USA, Jan. 19-Feb. 24, 2019); and at the opening reception, a screening of the documentary (USA - Jan. 19, 2019)
· The Black Forum of the Bunche Center for African American Studies of UCLA-University of California Los Angeles (USA - Feb. 8, 2018)
· Dungu Afro-Peruvian Cultural Center of Cañete groundbreaking ceremony (PERU - Dec. 16, 2017)
· Diaspora Festival of Black and Independent Film of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (USA - Nov. 7-9, 2017)
· Ciclo de Cine de la Sala la Quemá de Jerez de la Frontera (SPAIN - Sept. 29, 2017)
· Festival Internacional de Kutuka de Cañete (PERU - Aug. 18-20, 1027)
· la Peña Cultural Assn. of Berkeley (USA - July 22, 2017), screened as part of event Cajón Is King · Festival Internacional del Cajón de Lima (PERU - April 28-30, 2017)
· San Diego Black Film Festival (USA - April 26-30, 2017)
· Oakland International Film Festival (USA - April 4-8, 2017)
· Pan African Film Festival of Los Angeles (USA - Feb. 9-20, 2017)
· Berkeley Video & Film Festival (USA - Oct. 20-Nov. 6, 2016) - AWARD Best Ethnographic Music Documentary
· Black International Cinema Berlin (GERMANY - May 13-15, 2016) AWARD Best Film, Fine Arts Category
· Film Panfricain de Cannes (FRANCE - April 16-20, 2016)
THE FIRST CAJÓN IS KING EVENT
We were delighted with the documentary's reception in its very first general public event, which took place on July 22, 2017 in a cultural center in Berkeley, in the San Francisco Bay Area (California, USA). The event was called Cajón is King: the Compelling Rhythms of Afro-Peru.
For this exciting event, we paired a screening of the documentary with a performance by the niece of Lalo Izquierdo, one of the documentary's three stars. There was also a Q&A with the director - and with the niece, Peta Robles, who talked about growing up with cajón in a culturally very active Afro-Peruvian family. Robles, who demonstrated a variety of Afro-Peruvian instruments (cajita, quijada de burro) as well as providing a taste of the colorful "hatajos de negritos" dance, was accompanied by Gabriela Shiroma and Rosa los Santos of the group "de Rompe y Raja."
We liked the title of this event so much that we have used it for the music album we've created that combines the soundtrack from Masters of Rhythm with music from my earlier documentary A Zest for Life: Afro-Peruvian Rhythms, a Source of Latin Jazz.
We are also negotiating to put Masters of Rhythm on television, and have signed contracts with several educational distributors, including Films for the Humanities & Sciences and Alexander Street Press. SIGN UP HERE for our newsletter to keep informed.