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Victoria Tango and Latin Festival Mandate:

To present artists performing works that originated in South and Central America, the Caribbean, and Spain. The Victoria Tango and Latin Festival is an event that proposes to develop a Canadian identity of Latin music and arts, and that represents the vast diversity of what is known as “Latin” culture.

Although the Festival was established to present Tango music, based on audience and performer requests it has grown to incorporate other forms of Latin music and art. The “Tango and Latin Festival” also has a history of presenting collaborations of Canadian artists with international guests, and providing training for artists, as well as education for audiences.

At the summer festival or winter event you could possibly take in;

Tango and Latin Jazz

Classical or Jazz works that are influenced by or utilize the traditional music of Hispanic countries

Folk Music or Ethnic Music of Hispanic countries

Alternative and Fusion Latin or Tango (eg. Electrotango, Rap, and other cross-cultural collaborations)

Music forms developed in Hispanic countries and adopted by other countries or culture (eg. Yiddish Tango, Finnish Tango)

Performances that represent Latin heritage or that incorporate Latin influence: Tango, Latin, Folk, Ballet, Modern.

The Festival supports training for artists through workshops, master classes, and panel discussions. It also provides education for audiences through talks and artists’ presentations. This society is a catalyst for new forms of music and dance. The Festival is an event that proposes to develop a Canadian identity of Latin music and arts, and represents the vast diversity of what is known as “Latin” culture.

Thanks to government and private sector sponsors, we are very pleased to present Trio Garufa our headlining performers for 2014. There are many more performers, some returning and some performing for their first time. Just check out the artist’s page for the whole line up.

With the support of our sponsors, both new and returning ones, our volunteers and our faithful audience, Passion for Tango Society will once again bring our passion for this wonderful dance to a receptive and enthusiastic following.

The team here at Passion for Tango Society looks forward to seeing all of you at Tango and Latin Fest this summer.

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