THURSDAY 16 MAY
(c) Charlotte Tango
DJ Duo Charlotte y Don Esteban (Germany)
As passionated dancer, and DJ for over 10 years, Don Esteban plays his great selection of traditional orchestras from 1930’s till 1950’s, always with an eye on the dance floor. His lively combination of tangos as melodic, dramatic and rhythmic is Europe wide appreciated on local milongas, marathons and festivals.
With lots of time spent in Buenos Aires and dancing around the globe, Charlotte´s heart beats for traditional tango. As DJ and real Porteña from Hamburg she plays her colourful and dynamic selection mainly from the Epoca de Oro on local milongas, marathons and encuentros.
Together, the DJ Duo Don Esteban y Charlotte create a sparkling atmosphere and enjoy the energy to make tanguera/os wish to dance every Tanda. ~ ¡Á bailar!
Charlotte y Don Estaban host the pre-milonga – Thursday 16 May 2019: 20.00 – 01.00
FRIDAY 17 MAY
(c) Ivo Chaveau
Siobhan Richards (Netherlands)
Siobhan is known for her liking of the great lyrical, romantic orchestras of the ’40’s, and for her sensitivity to the energy on the dance floor. She works with the flow and dynamic within a tanda, as well as to the larger contrasts and shifts from one tanda to the next, and puts the emotional resonance of the music at the heart of her DJ-ing. You can expect well-paced, varied tandas with atmospheric cortinas to keep you energised and up on your feet dancing for the whole set.
DJ Siobhan Richards hosts the afternoon milonga – Friday 17 May 2019: 14.00 – 19.00
(c) Ievgeniia Vasilenko
El Espejero (Canada)
Igor “El Espejero” started dancing tango in 2011, and DJ-ing in 2012. Since then he has been invited to play his music to over 150 milongas and festivals in London, Dublin, Buffalo, Boston, Cleveland, Chicago, Minsk, Kiev, Lvov, Shanghai, Taipei and Buenos Aires, while actively DJ-ing at various milonga venues in Toronto, the city of his residence. His musical style is heavily influenced, on one hand, by the abundant energy of the Italian tango DJ’s, and, on the other, by the profound and sensual musical selection of the younger generation of Buenos Aires musicalizadors.
DJ El Espejero hosts the evening milonga – Friday 17 May 2019: 21.30 – 02.30
SATURDAY 18 MAY
(c) Ivo Chaveau
Irina Zoueva (UK)
Irina is a tanguera, DJ and creator of Tango Secrets: popular lessons, milongas and practicas in southern England and London. In addition to DJ-ing once or twice a week at her own events, she is often invited as a guest DJ at various milongas in UK and encuentros across Europe. Her choice of music is traditional. She prefers tangos mainly from the Golden Age, with an occasional tanda from the 20s or 50-60s, or orchestras of the 21st century. Irina likes to vary the mood, pace and overall energy of the dance floor from tanda to tanda, provoking and supporting the interest and enthusiasm of the dancers. She chooses only “music for the feet” – the tangos which fill people with desire to dance. “When I see empty chairs and a full dance floor, I know that my goal as a DJ has been achieved!”
DJ Irina Zoueva hosts the afternoon milonga – Saturday 18 May 2019: 14.00 – 19.00
Francisco Serrano (Spain)
The musical selection of Francisco is preferably from the golden years of tango, alternating great orchestras with an exquisite musical selection. Francisco is like a breath of fresh air, it is a safe value, with which everyone will enjoy and you will not be able to stop dancing.
He likes to create waves of energy on the dance floor, through the different themes and tandas he is proposing, incorporating very animated curtains between sessions.
Francisco is the organizer of different events in Murcia: the Milonga Recuerdo, the Murcia Tango International Meeting and Murciatango Milonguero. As a DJ, he was invited at a large number of encuentros, festivals and milongas.
DJ Francisco Serrano hosts the evening milonga – Saturday 18 May 2019: 21.30 – 02.30
SUNDAY 19 MAY
Paola Pia (Italy)
Paola has been DJ’ing since 2001 in the best milongas of Turin and other Italian cities. She is regularly invited to events, festivals and marathons, not only in Italy but also in France, Switserland and Greece. She likes to propose a varied selection with music from 1930 upto 1960, shifting from energy to emotion and back.
DJ Paola Pia hosts the afternoon milonga – Sunday 19 May 2019: 14.00 – 19.00
(c) Lars Hedberg
Jean-Pierre Prinzie (Belgium)
Since 2014 DJ Prinz has put smiles on the faces of dancers. He is a household name in Belgium and was spotted at milongas, encuentros and festivals in Europe and Canada. He loves to shape the energy of the milonga, continuously playing with tandas of a different intensity, offering a wide range of orchestral styles and refreshing cortinas. He cares about the dance floor, delivering nicely structured and yet playful sets that make you want to dance on and on. Whether at a local milonga or an international venue, the ingredients remain the same: dancing pleasure, the traditional repertoire and lots of smiles. Let’s glow!
DJ Prinz hosts the after party – Sunday 6 May 2019: 21.00 – 01.00