TANGO NEGRO DANCES AROUND NEW YORK CITY THIS WEEKEND
ArtMattan Films is pleased to announce the upcoming screenings of the critically acclaimed musical documentary Tango Negro, The African Roots of Tango in New York on 5/13 and 5/14/15.
[UKPRwire, Mon Apr 06 2015] ArtMattan Films and The African Diaspora International Film Festival are pleased to announce the upcoming screenings of the critically acclaimed musical documentary Tango Negro, The African Roots of Tango in New York City on Friday, March 13 @ 7pm at the Museum of the Moving Image and on Saturday March 14 @ 8pm at Symphony Space’s Thalia Cinema.
Veteran film critic Sydney Levine of Sydneys Buzz writes about Tango Negro: "For anyone who loves music, "Tango Negro: The African Roots of Tango" by Angolan filmmaker Dom Pedro, will inspire you to explore more deeply the African roots of almost all of the Western Hemisphere’s music. I feel lucky to have discovered this jewel."
Tango Negro, The African Roots of Tango (2013, 93min, France/Argentina/Uruguay) 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 slaves 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 Caceres.
Museum of the Moving Image
(36-01 35 Avenue, Astoria, Queens)
Fri, Mar 13, 2015 @ 7:00pm
Leonard Nimoy Thalia at Symphony Space
(95th Street & Broadway)
Sat, Mar 14, 2015 @ 8:00pm
TICKETS @ www.NYADIFF.org
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION AND SCREENERS, PLEASE CONTACT:
Diarah N’Daw-Spech, ArtMattan Productions
Tel (212) 864-1760, e-mail: Info@africanfilm.com
To purchase the DVD visit www.AfricanFilm.com
ABOUT ARTMATTAN FILMS
ArtMattan Films celebrates in 2013 twenty two years of exposing US audiences to a large variety of films about the human experience of people of color in many parts of the world. Films released by ArtMattan Films include Kirikou and the Sorceress, The Tracker, Gospel Hill, Scheherazade, Tell Me a Story, The First Rasta and most recently The Pirogue. More info at http://www.AfricanFilm.com