A Zest for Life
Afro-Peruvian Rhythms, A Source of Latin JazzStreaming Video - 2015
Peruvians of African descent are a minority within their country, but their culture has had a tremendous impact. Even la Marinera, Peru's national dance, shows African influence. Using performance, historical photographs, and interviews, this program acquaints viewers with Afro-Peruvian music and dance. Host Eve A. Ma explains how these art forms were affected by the strictures of slavery in colonial-era Latin America, while dancer/percussionist/choreographer and folklorist Lalo Izquierdo demonstrates instruments developed by slaves that are now used by Latin jazz musicians. Highlights of the video include a performance of the Torito Pinto, a dance that mocks the slave master, and segments on the multicultural roots of zapateo and the hatajo de negritos.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Palomino Productions, 
Copyright Date: ©2015
Characteristics: video file,rda 1 online resource (1 video file (56 min., 48 sec.)) : color and sound
Uniform Title: Afro-Peruvian Rhythms, a Source of Latin Jazz