the three master musicians

Contact us HERE or e-mail us at to schedule a screening. We have several options available, Zoom or (in most cases) live: a straight screening, OR screening with filmmaker Q&A, OR screening a lecture by the filmmaker, OR a performance, OR a photographic exhibit. Our prices are graded according to type of organization and most options include a commercial license so you can charge an entrance fee.


Just to show that we're not totally America-centric: Masters of Rhythm will air over Alex-Berlin TV (in Berlin, GERMANY) on Dec. 17 starting at 11:28pm Berlin time, which is 2:28pm in California. It will repeat on Nov. 19 and Dec. 2 and 3 at 11:28am Berlin time (2:28am in California). You can stream this from the comfort of your home: LINK.

Masters of Rhythm has also been shown over national PBS in the USA since April 2019, airing over 61 channels, from New York to Florida, from Washington, D.C. to California, from Alaska to Puerto Rico, from Idaho to Utah.


Thank you for sharing your documentary ... with our guests. It was eye-opening to learn about the long roots of the African Diaspora. There was an Afro-Peruvian performance in LA a few years ago, but it did not offer the depth of history your film did....

Dalena Hunter, presenter & hostess
The Black Forum - Bunche Center for African American Studies at UCLA
Los Angeles, California, USA

We ... co-produc[ed] an event [with Eve A. Ma] that included ... screening ... Masters of Rhythm and a live music demonstration ....

.... The audience reacted very positively ... and we even extended the official end time ....

Bianca Torres, co-director
La Peña Cultural Center
Berkeley, California, USA

....The more than ample public that attended the screening (and later Q&A)...gave positive validation for your important work....

...[T]he performers....seemed to jump off the screen and create a feeling of...entertainment & community you ...only expect...from live performance.

Javier Padilla Gil, managing director
Sala la Quemá (cinema cycle)
Jerez de la Frontera, SPAIN


· national PBS and other educational television in USA, (2019-2024)

· Centro Cultural Afroperuano San Daniel Comboni, film series, (el Carmen, PERU - Jan 2020)

· Pinole Artisans' Society, lecture & slide presentation of photos taken while shooting the doc (Pinole, CA, USA - Aug. 2, 2019)

· Ethnografilm Festival, Théâtre Lepic (Paris, FRANCE - Ap. 17, 2019)

· Oakland Public Library, César Chavez Branch, screening accompanied by a live demonstration of the cajón and quijada de burro (USA - Feb. 23, 2019)

· San Pablo Art Gallery display of photos taken by the director during the filming of Masters of Rhythm (USA, Jan. 19-Feb. 24, 2019); and at the opening reception, a screening of the documentary (USA - Jan. 19, 2019)

· The Black Forum of the Bunche Center for African American Studies of UCLA-University of California Los Angeles (USA - Feb. 8, 2018)

· Dungu Afro-Peruvian Cultural Center of Cañete groundbreaking ceremony (PERU - Dec. 16, 2017)

· Diaspora Festival of Black and Independent Film of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (USA - Nov. 7-9, 2017)

· Ciclo de Cine de la Sala la Quemá de Jerez de la Frontera (SPAIN - Sept. 29, 2017)

· Festival Internacional de Kutuka de Cañete (PERU - Aug. 18-20, 1027)

· la Peña Cultural Assn. of Berkeley (USA - July 22, 2017), screened as part of event Cajón Is King · Festival Internacional del Cajón de Lima (PERU - April 28-30, 2017)

· San Diego Black Film Festival (USA - April 26-30, 2017)

· Oakland International Film Festival (USA - April 4-8, 2017)

· Pan African Film Festival of Los Angeles (USA - Feb. 9-20, 2017)

· Berkeley Video & Film Festival (USA - Oct. 20-Nov. 6, 2016) - AWARD Best Ethnographic Music Documentary

· Black International Cinema Berlin (GERMANY - May 13-15, 2016) AWARD Best Film, Fine Arts Category

· Film Panfricain de Cannes (FRANCE - April 16-20, 2016)


We were delighted with the documentary's reception in its very first general public event, which took place on July 22, 2017 in a cultural center in Berkeley, in the San Francisco Bay Area (California, USA). The event was called Cajón is King: the Compelling Rhythms of Afro-Peru.

For this exciting event, we paired a screening of the documentary with a performance by the niece of Lalo Izquierdo, one of the documentary's three stars. There was also a Q&A with the director - and with the niece, Peta Robles, who talked about growing up with cajón in a culturally very active Afro-Peruvian family. Robles, who demonstrated a variety of Afro-Peruvian instruments (cajita, quijada de burro) as well as providing a taste of the colorful "hatajos de negritos" dance, was accompanied by Gabriela Shiroma and Rosa los Santos of the group "de Rompe y Raja."

We liked the title of this event so much that we have used it for the music album we've created that combines the soundtrack from Masters of Rhythm with music from my earlier documentary A Zest for Life: Afro-Peruvian Rhythms, a Source of Latin Jazz.


Masters of Rhythm is now being broadcast as a special on PBS and other educational stations. We have have signed contracts with several educational distributors, including Films for the Humanities & Sciences and Alexander Street Press. SIGN UP HERE for our newsletter to keep informed.

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