Start your day off
with the compelling beats of lively Afro-Peruvian music.
When you sign up,
we'll give you a video of Afro-Peruvian "zapateo"
dance with its fast-paced, complex rhythms. For your evening,
we'll give you a music track,"Toro Mata," with a slower,
more sexy beat.
Beats from the African diaspora. A musical and cultural heritage still very much alive.
In the time of slavery, Africans in Peru developed a language with their beats -
Afro-Pervian "talking drums," the foundation of Afro-Peruvian
music and dance.
Use our films to take a stroll through
history, and see how the African diaspora played out in Peru.
--above: Huevito dancing zapateo--
"Wow! We stumbled on your show
Saturday night and were knocked over...."
& GABRIELA McVICAR
compelling you just might jump up and join in."
DEIRDRE TOWERS (former curator, Dance on Camera Festival)
Filmmaker Eve A. Ma,
a "music and dance junkie" who thinks of herself as an international
version of Les Blank, speaks several languages and has
traveled to every inhabited continent except Australia.
"Music and dance are in my blood. They are so emotional,
and so great for communicating - not just emotions, but
also a person's culture," she explains.
She should know: she has
directed and produced documentaries about music and dance
ranging from classical southern Indian to
Afro-Peruvian to Tahitian to Spanish flamenco.
After all, she says, "Music and dance are great ways
to learn about each other while having a good time."
Ma has also directed
a feature-length drama, and several experimental shorts.
Her award-winning films, shot in the United States, Spain, and Peru,
have been in festivals on three continents.
Sign up here for her newsletter to
learn about other cultures up close and personal. We'll thank you
by sending you one of her short videos with some great performance,
PLUS a flamenco song from the musical track of her drama.