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Bajofondo Tango Club + Gustavo Santaolalla in concert

Edition 2007
With their exciting clash between tango and dance, Bajofondo Tango Club has been conquering the stages of summer festivals in recent years, culminating in the awesome final concert at the anniversary edition of the Cactus Festival. This fall, they will be duplicating that celebration at the Gent Film Festival, where they will present their new album Mare Dulce in Vooruit's concert hall, kicking off their European tour.

'What on earth does Bajofondo Tango Club have to do with film,' we hear you thinking out loud. Well, if you look over the twelve-member collective's list of names, you will come across Gustavo Santaolalla. In recent years, this Argentine musician and composer has written the beautiful soundtracks for Amores Perros (2000), 21 Grams (2003), Motorcycle Diaries (2004), Brokeback Mountain (2005) and Babel (2006) and managed to win an Oscar for Best Film Music for each of these last two films. Santoalalla has for years been a loyal guest of the Film Festival Gent and the World Soundtrack Awards. Last year the Argentine won the Public Choice Award for his soundtrack for Babel, and in 2005 his music from Brokeback Mountain premiered in Gent.

Since the Gent Film Festival is focusing on Argentina during the upcoming edition, the choice for the hot-blooded Bajofondo Tango Club was an easy one. This musical laboratory in the twilight zone between the rich tango tradition and electronic music has been a hype in South America for years; the collective's self-titled debut album even won several Grammys. Meanwhile, the band already has a second album on shelves with Supervielle, to be joined in September by Mare Dulce.

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