The FITT (International Festival of Argentine Tango) association was created in 2009 by a group of dancers, musicians and fans of tango and Latin America’s culture. Tangopostale, contraction of "tango" and "aéropostale" (French airmail service), shows the founder members’ attachment for the human and industrial adventure of the pioneers of transatlantic exchanges.
Since its first edition, many artists and themes have been celebrated (the Other Shore (Uruguay), Carlos Gardel, Astor Piazzolla, Anibal Troilo...). The festival invited some of the most emblematic of today’s tango orchestras.
It considerably grew, from 5 to 7 days, and finally 10 days since 2014. We were helped by our cultural partnerships. Our action is recognised by the Academia Nacional del Tango (Buenos Aires) and Argentina and Uruguay’s governments.
The board members rely on 60 to 80 volunteers, among them a permanent team of about 30 people (programme, communication, logistics...). Beyond them, we can count on the support of around ten local associations... We also created a network of more than 80 "ambassadors" in France and around Europe, along with about thirty "messengers" in charge of the diffusion of our external communication in three languages.
Spirit of the programme
Tangopostale means loyalty to the history of tango and aéropostale, but also openness to the future. The programme puts down roots in this history through lectures, movies and other cultural events, but also gives prominence to today’s artists.
Tango is associated to a romantic image that has spanned years thanks to its ball tradition, but also to an instrumental and vocal music that manage to innovate without forgetting its origins. Tangopostale wants to share tango as an urban culture from the Rio de la Plata and to allow the festival-goers to discover folklore, music and customs of the area. This is a real invitation to travel…
A programme for everyone
Tangopostale floods the streets, makes people dance in the squares and sing in the cafés. Its leads everyone in Toulouse to rediscover the pleasure of exchanging and sharing friendly and warm moments through a popular tango.
A quality programme
Tangopostale offers concerts for all kinds of interests, from intimate concerts to dazzling evening balls.
A festive programme
The balls and milongas are a common thread into the festival, with introductions to tango and shows in the streets and squares of the city.
A programme for the dancers
Almost 100 hours of ball spread over the 10 days of the festival.