Global Notes: Tango's African roots

Global Notes: Tango's African roots
Global Notes: Tango's African roots

Global Notes: Tango's African roots

The documentary, “Tango Negro: The African Roots of Tango” details the African roots of Tango, the famed Argentinean music/dance genre. Music journalist and host of Beat Latino, Catalina Maria Johnson, will tell us about the film, play some Tango for us and talk about some of the racial and cultural controversies surrounding its origins. We’ll also hear about some lesser known Afro Latin music such as Boogaloo (USA), Candombe (Uruguay) and Saya (Ecuador). PHOTO: Mariano Otero, from Argentina, and Alejandra Heredia, from Spain, perform on stage during a show of Lisbon's International Tango Festival Friday night, June 5, 2015.(AP Photo/Armando Franca)