The international and multicultural spirit of the famous Paris Banlieues Tango Festival is purely matchless. One of a kind in Europe and presently in its 17th edition, the festival has grown and developed all these years while keeping its style and identity intact. For seven long weeks starting October 13 this year, the city of light will enjoy to the tune of dances, tango concerts, workshops, courses, lectures, theatre, exhibitions and a lot more. The festival attracts audience from all nationalities, ethnicities and areas.
The festival, through more than twenty concerts offers a chance to discover an extensive gamut of tango and folklore of the Rio de la Plata. From Quartet Susana Blaszko bringing to you the classics of tango, Tango Carbon presenting original compositions and newer sounds, Quintet del Angel with a collection of Astor Piazzolla to the mesmerizingly fantabulous Volver, Giant Tangoleon and Octavio Sola and Co, every performance at the Paris Banlieues is worth a watch. Some of the other remarkable concerts include Respiro Tango taking you through the history of music, Duo MS/ Gotan in the form of a lively combination of tango and jazz, Orquesta Metafisica offering you a magnificent metaphysical opera and Jorge Garcia Herranz.
Talk of dance and the PBTA festival beats all! Comprising an introduction to Tango and Milonga, an Evening Tango Reservoir and finally the closing night Les Berges du Tango, the festival brings the passion of dance just too perfectly. Needless to say, Paris Banlieues Tango is true to its multicultural mission and brings to you some amazing film series of the Rio de la Plata. The documentary “Mercedes Sosa. The voice of Latin America” explores the life of Sosa. Films like “In her Eyes”, “Refugiado” and “El Chino” at the festival will certainly enthrall you. As a tribute to Julio Cortazar, there is a presentation from two documentaries on the writer.
The festival offers a common ground for enlightening debates, talks and conferences. Uruguay. Literature and Society on October 16, 2014 throws light on Uruguay. To pay homage to Julio Cortazar, the famous writer Silvia Baron Superveille speaks on October 18, 2014. Similar talks, all meant to pay tribute to Cortazar take place at venues such as House of Latin America, College France – Amphi Bude and Hotel Massa.
A wide and exciting range of workshops and exhibitions will also take place during the Paris Banlieues Tango Festival where you can explore and learn Tango. Workshop Tango Sensations, Evening Tango Reservoir, Tango Workshop Thursday and Tango Workshop Monday are some of the programs offered. While you are here, don’t forget to catch the beautiful “Uruguay Trilogy” at Theatre District Ivy.
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