The music is what first drew Dan to tango, and today the music continues to inspire him. Dan has been DJing for social dance events since the late 1980s when he played for dances during college using 78s and 45s. He has been DJing for tango events throughout North America since 2001. Dan is also an experienced amateur sound technician, and will be in charge of selection and placement of the sound equipment at this event. Dan was one of North America’s first tango DJs to select music on the fly, with no pre-constructed tandas, interacting with and studying the crowd to inform his selections, creating tandas on the fly that are uniquely suited to each event.
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Celebrated for his elegant approach to tango and incisive teaching, Felipe is one of the most widely traveled and in demand dancers of his generation. As a DJ, Felipe has played music at most important festivals in the US like those in Portland, San Francisco, Baltimore, Denver, Washington DC, Atlanta, Houston, Fort Bragg, Austin, Houston as well as in many other communities like Providence, New York, Los Angeles, Montreal. He DJs regularly in the Bay Area at The Beat (practica) and El Valenciano (traditional milonga) and has also played music in Europe (Spain, Germany) and Buenos Aires, where he was invited to play music at El Beso and Villa Malcolm Club in several ocasions. He was also invited to DJ in Asia at the Seoul Tango Festival (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015), the Bali Tango Festival as well as in Singapore, Taipei, Tainan and Tokyo. Felipe's musical selection is based on the classics that ensure a great atmosphere for dancing.
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Ramu took his first tango lesson on April 27th, 2000 in Buenos Aires and was hooked instantly. To share that passion with his friends and colleagues, he started Michigan Argentine Tango Club at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Ramu has since danced, DJ’d and taught all over the US and Canada. His teaching and dancing are characterized by a keen musical interpretation, infectious enthusiasm and a deep love of the music. He is one of the most knowledgeable and sought after tango DJ's in the US and has been a featured DJ at most tango festivals in the US. Currently, he lives in Washington DC where he is the host, DJ and resident teacher at Milonga Zandunga, one of DC's popular milongas.
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Robin Thomas is one of the most sought after Tango DJs in North America. He has been invited to every major tango festival and tango community in the United States. He is respected by traditionalists and innovators alike. Originally from Belfast, Ireland, he is now based in New York City but travels relentlessly throughout North America teaching tango and playing music for dancers.
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Lampis has been fascinated by tango and continuously tries to expand his understanding of this complex art form. Playing the right tanda at the right time is critical for an emotionally fulfilling evening of dancing and he aims to achieve exactly that with his music selections. Lampis focuses on traditional music that keeps the dancers on the floor until the very end of the milonga. He has been DJing for the past ten years in multiple events all over the world.
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Amy started tango as a student with the UCLA tango club and the Oxygen Tango school in Los Angeles. After dancing for several years, she began DJing as a way to broaden her study of tango. She finds tango music endlessly fascinating and enjoys studying its depths and variety. Amy understands that good music is essential for having a memorable evening of dancing. She is a thoughtful and attentive DJ. Her music responds to the energy of the milonga and inspires expressive and deeply connected dance experiences. Amy DJs regularly in her hometown of Los Angeles, California, as well as at festival and marathons across the United States.
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