Fri, Sep 25 | Zoom Watch Party

Tango Negro, The African Roots of Tango (Watch Party & Discussion)

Tango Negro, The African Roots of Tango by Angolan filmmaker Dom Pedro explores the expression of Tango's Africanness and the contribution of African cultures in the creation of the tango.
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Tango Negro, The African  Roots of Tango (Watch Party & Discussion)

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Sep 25, 2020, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Zoom Watch Party

About the Event

Tango is generally believed to have originated in mid-19th century Argentine slave societies, and the man widely recognized as the country’s first tango musician, Rosendo Mendizábal, was Afro-Argentine. Yet many Argentines are loath to accept the African origins of their most cherished and internationally recognized cultural expression. To set the record straight, an Angolan filmmaker by the name of Dom Pedro took to the streets of Buenos Aires and beyond to get the lowdown on tango’s African roots. Along the way, he discovered a nation deeply ambivalent about its African heritage. (Running Time: 1 hour 33 minutes)

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b1OCMY06u7M&feature=emb_title

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