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Namibian Premiere: «Tango Negro. The African Roots of Tango”»

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Info   Entrance: 30,- N$

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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. Tango was a reflection of the social life of the enslaved that were taken to South America - including Argentina and Uruguay - mostly from central Africa, particularly from the former Kongo Kingdom. Director Dom Pedro reveals the depth of the footprints of the African music on the tango, through this rich movie combining musical performances and interviews from many tango fans and historians in Latin America and Europe, including the renowned Argentinean pianist Juan Carlos.

For more information about the film, visit: http://www.tangonegrofilm.com/

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

"The contextual information highlighting the slave trade, as well as the white washing of this musical form, makes Tango Negro very relevant in modern times... This is a must-see documentary for those searching for information about the history of Afro-Latinos in Latin America." - Huffington Post

When: Wednesday, 08 June 2016
Time: 18h30
Where: Franco Namibian Cultural Centre, Robert Mugabe Ave. 118, Windhoek

“Tango Negro. The African Roots of Tango”, directed by Dom Pedro, Angola, 2013, 93min.

Contact:  Hans-Christian Mahnke, director & chairperson of the board, 0855630949, africavenir.whk(at)googlemail.com

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