Tango Negro, The African Roots of Tango
Sun, Jan. 11 @ 4PM
Tango Negro explores the expression of African-ness inherent in the dance of the "tango" and the contribution of African cultures to the dance's creation. Angolan director, Dom Pedro, details the dance's early cultural significance as a depiction of the social life of captured African slaves and provides an expansive compilation of musical performances and interviews from tango enthusiasts and historians alike. Tango Negro provides a novel insight into the depth of tango's sub-Saharan African musical influence, a presence that has crossed oceans and endured the tides of forced bondage.
Directed by Dom Pedro, 2013, France, Documentary, 93 min, French, Spanish, English subt.
The Chapel - Teachers College, Columbia University
525 West 120th Street
New York, NY 10027
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