Charco – Songs from the Rio de la Plata

Charco, Foto by Julian Chalde
Charco, Foto by Julian Chalde


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Directed by Julian Chalde
Duration 82' - Spanish with English subtitles

Production Country and Year Argentina, 2017 - Produced by Andrés Mayo - Producers Clara Zaremba, Ivan Wolovik - Director of Photography Alejo Maglio - Sound Guido Deniro - Editors Alejandro Parysow, Santiago Parysow.

The Rio de la Plata is where all music converges. It is the region where genres as diverse as Tango, Rock, Candombe, Murga, Cumbia and Milonga first met, giving birth to the unique Argentine music of today. Pablo Dacal, troubadour and ethnomusicolgist researcher, sets out to find the origins of contemporary Argentine cancion, meeting up with fundamental characters of the Argentinean and Uruguayan music scene on both sides of the river. From Gustavo Santaolalla, Jorge Drexler or Fito Páez to equally great lesser known artists, Charco features them all in a profound look into the Rioplatense Song.

Julian Chalde is a graduate from UBA University with a major in Communication Studies. In 1998 he moved to Umea, Sweden, where he first approached photography. Back in Buenos Aires he has directed, written and produced over 15 music videos. Charco is his first feature documentary.

Julian Chalde & Andrés Mayo will be present for a Q&A session after the screening.