A Zest for Life

A Zest for Life

Afro-Peruvian Rhythms, A Source of Latin Jazz

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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, , [2015]
Copyright Date: ©2015
Characteristics: video file,rda
1 online resource (1 video file (56 min., 48 sec.)) : color and sound
Additional Contributors: Palomino Productions
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