DJs

 

Marcin Błażejewski

Marcin is known as a DJ who makes an atmosphere during the milonga sharing his passion to tango music with the other dancers in the way they feel good, fluent energy, comfort and pleasure. He’s keen on traditional music with preferences of Golden Age, which makes a core of his selection occasionally supported by the music of Guardia Vieja as well as from 50s and later. His favourite orquestras are Anibal Troilo, Juan D’Arienzo and Osvaldo Pugliese. Marcin is also an organizer of tango events (for example three editions of the festival - Warsaw Tango Weekend and regular milongas in Warsaw). He has also created the first tango radio in Poland: http://radiotango.uno/
(photo by:  Tatyana Matveyeva / Sueño de Varsovia)

Michał Kaczmarek

He is the founder of the first Tango Theater in Poland and the Casa Buena Tango Academy in Poznań. He plays on milongas, marathons, encuentro and festivals in Spain, Italy, Germany, United Kingdom. He had the honor to play at two famous milongas in Buenos Aires at El Obelisco and Maldita Milonga.
About his passion as a DJ, he says: "For me, tango is always a music to dance. There are a lot of pieces which are good for listening or preparing choreography- but there is no place for them in my tandas.
I play how I "feel", because during the milonga the DJ conducts a dialogue with the dancers - this is an exchange of energy - always unique, just as each milonga is unique.
I love the dynamics of D'Arienzo and Echague from the '30s, Di Sarli's romanticism from the' 50s, and the fullness of the voice of Troilo and Calo. Playing the milongas, I create a story with Tangueros, a story that happens here and now. I put a great emphasis on the coherence of the songs in each group - thematic and emotional. It was a challenge for me to play on the encuentro in Spain, where everyone on the dance floor understood the words and the context of the song. I recommend this experience to every DJ.
My favorite time in marathons is the night when the dance floor is "warm" and when I can choose my music in this way, it was filled to the last tandy."

He runs a tango school, a regular "el abrazo" milonga, organizes the festivals: Tango Barocco, Ocho Pasos, the marathon: La Endorfina and Carnavalito and the encuentro milonguero "La Mirada".

 

Roberto La Barbera

My adventure with tango begins in Lecce on Saturday 6th March 2004 (leap year) after having participated in an evening of "candelai" in Palermo a few weeks before. I remain literally struck by the music, the dance and the energy that is released during the milonga among the people of that fantastic Thursday night.

I begin the learning path with the teachers Luciano Donda and Roberta Buoni from Rome who twice a month during the weekend arrive in Lecce to give us the first important notions of tango that we then explore with the other members of the association: Blutango, we are at beginnings of the tanghero time in Salento.

In September of the same year, some founding members resigned to start another tango activity, so I became one of the association's managers, from this moment began my activity as a tango organizer and dj in Lecce until August 2009 with: “ Le notti bianhe di tango” at the Acaya golf club, in September 2009 I move to Berlin where I stay until October 2018 living almost every night in the magical atmosphere of the Berlin multicultural milongas.

From January 2019 I play regularly to the Loca and the Por Fiesta of Krakow, to the Metrumm of Bielsko and to the fantastic Maja milonga of Zabrze, other evenings in the neighboring city Wroclaw and Brzeg.

The people who contributed to my training are: for the dance my first teachers Donda and Buoni for the fundamentals, then many Italian and Argentine teachers periodically alternated in our courses: G. Quiroz and R. Coen, C. and N. Ochoa , H. Macana, T. Rusconi, M. Panero and P. Hillieges, etcetera and then Carlos Gavito who in one of his last classes held in Lecce deeply marked my way of interpreting the world of tango.

For the music Felix Picherna, follow him whenever possible in Rome and Puglia, it was like a lighthouse that made its light very clear. We must have the awareness and humility of being at the service of dancers, receiving the energy to become a whole that through music, that remains the first element of everything, aspires to reach very high synergies and levels of spirituality.

For this reason the tandas selections vary and depend mainly on the participants of the milonga, I do not use compilations the tandas are chosen based on the vibrations that the "dancefloor" gives me.

The smiles and the complacent looks of everyone, dancers and organizers, during and at the end evening every time I repay everything.

 

Rashmi Singh

She has played at festivals and milongas in India, Luxembourg, France and recently in Poland. She loves the Golden Era of Tango. As a DJ she's looking for the perfect harmony of the rhythm and the melody.

 

Anna Pietruszewska

Although I feel best in the so-called soft nuevo-alter music (which must be 100% to dance), a well-composed tradition from the golden era with the addition of exalted 60s and even a necessary pinch of beautiful, restored recordings from the 1930s is for everyday life (I play the weekly Milonga eM in Bielsko-Biała founded with Lechosław).
Along with the tango style (milonguero style that I love), my sensitivity to the music played and played is also changing. Recently I was captivated by the voice of Angel Vargas, Canaro and Rodriquez's fights.

 I keep looking and I still find something new. Old songs are starting to play more and more roles but I also find a lot of contemporary arrangements and it is the most beautiful in tango - diversity!

 

Ayad Zia

Inspired by my love for the dance and music. My playing style and my selection of music is the result of a few years of experimenting. Co-hosting and Djing in a regular weekly milonga and playing in different Festivals like Barroco in Żagań and other tango events like Tango Fiesta and milongas in BA in Poznań, Złota Milonga in Warsow or in Herbaciarnia in Brzeg made that my selections are based on the feeling what dancers would like to dance to, so I often play a mix: classical tango music performed by new and old orchestras, flowing with energy to have an opportunity to make the best of every milonga.
I am allways looking for pieces that are very playful and dynamic. I am a big fan of the Golden Era music but I am also constantly looking in different music to create an atmosphere and a mood enough to satisfy many tastes so everyone could have the satisfaction of dancing. I play traditional music from the Golden Age, supported by the music of 50s .
My favourite orquestras are Anibal Troilo, Juan D'Arienzo and Osvaldo Pugliese and also contemporary performances of orchestras such as Sexteto Milonguero or Romantica Milonguera.