Tango Negro: The African Roots of Tango



St. Anthony Main Theatre 3 Thu, Aug 20, 2015 7:00 PM
St. Anthony Main Theatre 3 Sun, Aug 30, 2015 1:20 PM
Film Info
Premiere Status:Regional Premiere
English Title:Tango Negro: The African Roots of Tango
Program:Cine Global
Release Year:2013
Type:Feature Documentary
Print Source:ArtMattan Productions
Director:Dom Pedro
Screenwriter:Dom Pedro


Encore Screening: Sunday, August 30 at 1:20PM

Join us for an exclusive Cine Global screening of Tango Negro: The African Roots of Tango by Angolan filmmaker Dom Pedro. Tango Negro 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.

Cine Global is a program of films, and related events, reflecting the cultures and experiences of new Minnesotans, from Asia, Africa and Latin American countries in particular, as well as from the Mediterranean Basin and the Balkans among other regions with a growing representation here. It is an extension of our recently developed geographically focused film series including Cine Latino, In Search of Asia and Images of Africa, and highlights the intriguing parallels among the diverse cultures in the region. Cine Global benefits from the advice and insight of an Advisory Group whose members now represent 22 countries. Cine Global is supported in part by a grant provided by the Minnesota State Arts Board.


The Film Society of Minneapolis St. Paul is supported in part by a grant provided by the Minnesota State Arts Board through an appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature from the State's general fund and its arts and cultural heritage fund with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008.