Basking in the afterglow of the locally themed summer event held each year in Seinäjoki, Tampere is bringing together lovers of Argentine tango for the annual World of Tango Festival in September. Welcoming all cultures the festival seeks to evoke the roots of the art of tango, as well as creating space for the new expressions of other types of urban folk music, such as chanson, jazz, fado and flamenco.

Staged for the sixth occasion, proceedings kick off this year with a number of art exhibitions being staged around town in art galleries, cafes and restaurants. The music programme sets sail on 7 September forming part of a pre-programme series of events that lead up to the main programme which will be held from 14 to 16 September at Pakkahuone concert hall, restaurant Klubi and Telakka.

World of Tango Festival
7-16 September

Here the festival kicks into top gear with all manner of dance courses, movies, wine tastings, lectures on tango and poetry performances in addition to the music and art exhibitions.

James O’Sullivan