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
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.
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.