Film: The Accordion’s Voyage (El viaje del acordeón)

After a transformative trip to Germany, Colombian accordionist Manuel Vega aims one last time for his dream – to win at the Vallenata Legend Festival. Documentary

  • When Sat 26 Nov 2016, 11:00am–12:30pm
  • Where
    Soundings Theatre, Level 2
  • Cost Free event

For 16 years, accordion virtuoso Manuel Vega and his group have been trying to win at the world’s most important accordion music festival. Yet success eludes them.

Man with accordion

Caption

The Accordion’s Voyage (El viaje del acordeón), Colombia, 2013. Courtesy of the Latin America and Spain Film Festival

One day, a letter arrives – an invitation to play with the Hohner Accordion Orchestra in Germany. Manuel and his group embark on a journey that takes them to the origins of his accordion. They encounter a very different culture, make new friends – and discover snow. After their return to Colombia, Manuel and his group participate one last time at the Vallenata Legend Festival.

Directors: Rey Sagbini, Andrew Tucker

2013, Colombia, Spanish with English subtitles, 79 minutes

Rated: PG (low level offensive language)

Watch the trailer – Spanish only

Latin America & Spain Film Festival

This film is part of the free Latin America & Spain Film Festival screening at Te Papa on Sat 19, Sun 20, Sat 25, and Sun 26 Nov. No need to book.