2008: Free festival event – “Si Sos Brujo: Una Historia de Tango”

Ever wondered how El Arranque came about? As part of “Argentine Month in Canberra”, Tango in the Spring in association with University of Canberra and the Embassy of Argentina present the tango documentary film “Si Sos Brujo: Una Historia de Tango” . 

Friday 3 October at the University of Canberra (Building 2 Lecture theatre 2B11). It’s just before the opening milonga in the building next door – and after the film, you’ll be first in line to sample the complimentary Argentine wine and and snacks. 

“A heartfelt inspiring film that could do for Argentine Tango what the Buena Vista Social Club did for the music of Cuba. This beautifully shot documentary captures the compelling story of a group of young Argentine musicians racing to learn and preserve the elegant and nuanced music played by the legendary Golden Age tango orchestras of Buenos Aires in the 40’s and 50’s. For those familiar with the names of Pugliese Triolo and Piazzolla this film is essential viewing. It also has broad appeal as anyone interested in the creative musical process will love Si Sos Brujo. In Spanish with English subtitles. Running Time: 79 Mins.” – amazon.com

There’s a podcast interview with the director here.

Woman makes tango film, ends up marrying bass player in El Arranque…