"...an intimate portrait of the master practitioners of the rhythmic music central to Afro-Peruvian heritage. Highly recommended...."C. Block
for Video Librarian
"...the energy...is palpable...[W]ill leave viewers wanting to see, hear and know more...a fine choice...."Barbara J. Waters, Longmont Pub. Lib.
for EMRO (Edu. Media Online)
"..a rare and delightful glimpse. The film...capture(s) the artistry, love and philosophy...."John Santos, five times Grammy nominee; faculty, California Jazz Conservatory
"[D]elivers big on entertainment, art and culture. A must see."Hershell West, former board chair,
ProArts of Northern California
"...a pleasure to listen to...and a joy to watch...."Lisa Greenstein
The presentation of the documentary in our venue went very well. We were definitely satisfied. The audience was of a reasonable size, larger than what we usually have for this type of activity. In addition, people were interested in the topic and participated actively in the Q&A session after the screening.Javier Padilla Gil, managing director
We had the pleasure of working with Eve A. Ma in co-producing an event that included a special screening of her latest documentary 'Masters of Rhythm' and a live music demonstration by Peruvian musicians who are deeply connected & committed to preserving Afro-Peruvian music and dance.
Eve A. Ma presented the idea of also including the live music demonstration as a way for the audience to see first-hand these beautiful cultural traditions that they see in the film, but also to showcase a local master teaching artist that is a direct descendant to a master artist featured in the film. The audience reacted very positively to this event and we even extended the official end time because the audience wanted more time to ask questions about the film and to enjoy more of the musical performance.
We would be happy to work with Eve A. Ma again on another collaboration.Bianca Torres, co-director