Midsummer Night's Tango

  • event type:Festival
  • date:23 Oct 2014
  • time:18:00
  • city/area:Santiago de Compostela, Galicia
  • venue:Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea
  • country:Spain
  • event submitted by:Piranha Arts

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Directed by Viviane Blumenschein

Recorded Argentina, Finland, 2011 | Produced Germany, 2013 l Producer Georg Tschurtschenthaler | Executive Producer Christian Beetz | Director of Photography Björn Knechtel | Sound Risto Hankala, Manuel de Andrés | Editor Oliver Weiss

Finns have a quirky sense of humour – and are a bit shy. But: tango is THE folk music of the Finns. The documentary discovers Finnish tango from the viewpoint of singer Chino Laborde, guitarist Diego 'Dipi' Kvitko, and bandoneon player Pablo Greco. The three Argentinian musicians travel to Finland to find out whether Aki Kaurismäki is telling the truth when he asserts that tango music was invented in Finland.

(Photo: Viviane Blumenschein)