TANGO NEGRO, THE AFRICAN ROOTS OF TANGO
Mon, Dec. 8 @ 1pm - Bow Tie Chelsea
More than two hundred years ago, there was an influx of slaves from Africa into Uruguay. Long after their empancipation, these individuals continued to comprise the poorest and most marginalized strata in society. Musician Fernado Nunez sees himself as the heir to "candombe," a dance and musical expression initiated by these individuals, his slave ancestors. As the far-reaching, socio-cultural legacy of of candombe has yet to be acknowledged, Fernando Nunez and his friends from the back street quarter of Montevideo have taken on the responsibility of keeping these important cultural roots alive in the consciousness of the Uruguayan people. Directed by Rafael Deugenio, 1993, Uruguay, Documentary, 16 min, Spanish w/ English subt.
Trailer here: https://youtu.be/b1OCMY06u7M
Bow Tie Chelsea Cinemas (View)
260 West 23rd St.
New York, NY 10011
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