"Tango Negro: The African Roots of Tango"A film that highlights the contributions of varied African cultures in the creation of the dance popularly known as the tango, "Tango Negro: The African Roots of Tango," is getting a limited release starting today, Friday, August 14, 2015, in both Chicago at Facets Cinematheque (1517 West Fullerton Ave) and in New York City at MIST Harlem (46 West 116th) – one-week theatrical runs in both cities, followed by screenings in Washington DC at the Goethe Institute (812 Seventh St, NW) as part of the 9th Annual African Diaspora International Film Festival.

Directed by Angolan filmmaker Dom Pedro, the film "details the dance’s early cultural significance as a depiction of the social life of captured African slaves and provides an expansive compilation of musical performances and interviews from tango enthusiasts and historians alike," providing "novel insight into the depth of tango’s sub-Saharan African musical influence, a presence that has crossed oceans and endured the tides of forced bondage."

For more information about the film, as well as further details on its release, visit: http://www.tangonegrofilm.com/.

Check out a trailer below: