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From Jan. 19-Feb. 24, 2019, the San Pablo Art Gallery (San Pablo, CA., USA) exhibited photographs of the Afro-Peruvian community that Eve A. Ma took in Peru. This was part of a larger exhibit called Shifting Media in which Ma was joined by artists Steve Hurst and Hershell West. In addition, the El Cerrito Public Library (El Cerrito, CA., USA) exhibited a small selection of Ma's Afro-Peruvian photo exhibit.
In the month of February, 2019, the Oakland Public Library (Oakland, CA., USA) hosted several screenings of A Zest for Life as part of its celebration of Black History Month. In the first of these, the screening was accompanied a presentations of cajón drumming by Peta Robles, a national champion in Peru and niece of the documentary's lead protagonist, Lalo Izquierdo.
In the second, Ms. Robles gave a demonstration of Afro-Peruvian zapateo fancy footwork. Zapateo, while similar to tap dance, has a somewhat different origin. Tap dancing is said to have come out of a fusion of Irish step-dancing and West African traditional dances, a fusion that developed in New York at the time of the Civil War. Zapateo seems to be much older, and is a melding of Spanish dance with West African dance. Performed around Christmas, it was something that developed as part the Caholic missionaries' attempt to catechize the enslaved Africans in their midst.
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· San Diego Black Film Festival (USA - April, 2016) FINALIST Best Documentary
· Pan African Film Festival of Los Angeles (USA - 2016)
· Berkeley Video & Film Festival (USA - Oct.-Nov. 2015)
· Black International Cinema Berlin (GERMANY - 2015)
· Film Panfricain de Cannes (FRANCE - April 2015)