International DJs

We attach a great deal of importance to the music. We know it can make all the difference.

Jan-Henrik (Germany)

Jan-Henrik is from Berlin, a city where tango can be lived.
As a DJ, Jan-Henrik is regularly on the mixing desc in Milongas of Berlin and internationally, he is often heard as guest DJ at Encuentro Milonguero.

As a dancer and lover of the ‘Tango in close Embrace’, he uses as many opportunities as possible to dance throughout the world enjoying the tango. So his choice of music exactly matches his dancing preferences: lively, joyful and strong music – but it may also contain a shot of melancholy and drama which warms the heart, but for sure you get a selection of the finest pieces of music from the ‘Epoca de Oro’. His goal is to see people who are smiling and having fun. 

Jonathan Yamauchi  (San Francisco)

As a former classically trained flautist, a dancer of 30 years which includes over 19 years dancing tango milongueo style and having learned his tango in Buenos Aires, Jonathan is afforded an in-depth understanding of musicality and the transitional flow of energy between Argentine tango dancers.

As a full-time Argentine tango teacher, performer, milonga and encuentro organizer (with Olivia Levitt over the past 12 years), Jonathan has DJed in excess of 600 milongas at numerous venues including US based encuentros such as Encuentro San Francisco, Port Townsend Encuentro, Pioneer Encuentro, Newport News Encuentro, and Wine Country Encuentro, focusing on the best songs from the Golden Era of tango. Jonathan’s extensive DJing experience has allowed him to develop a highly attuned feel for the selection of the music, the energy of the dancers and the timing of the tandas — facilitating the silent conversation, the sustained connection and highest levels of consciousness between dancers.

Adriana Herrera (Spain)

My great passion for TANGO seduced me into becoming a DJ and the wonderful new challenge that each milonga brings.

I love to play tandas from the rich decade of the 1940s, shifting between the big orchestras and between rhythmic and melodic songs, while trying to keep the emotions of the evening on an even keel while letting the dance floor breathe between cortinas. 

Alan Twigg (UK)

I love playing the beautiful rich music that tango is. It’s a genuine pleasure for me to put together tandas that move people to dance.
There is so much wonderful music to choose from and so much richness and depth. It’s amazing. There are wonderful orchestras, truly talented singers and some incredible combinations of both.

Not only that, nothing is fixed. Some months I love a particular orchestra and the next month I’ve fallen for another. All of us, whether we are dancers, DJs or both are always discovering something new in the music. Isn’t that marvellous? We are all very lucky to have Tango.

I enjoy playing music from the late 20s through to the 50s, but the majority of the tracks I play are from between 1935 and 1945. 

Damian Desmaras (Argentina)

I’ve been organizing and playing music at milongas in Tenerife since 2007. I’m also very active at a number of events across Europe, both in the role of “maestro” and of DJ. I love to keep the energy of a milonga high by choosing from a wide breadth of orchestras, mainly from the 40s and 50s.

I always want to show respect to the dancers and the dance floor and always try to remember that milongas are supposed to be a party where people come in search of amusement.

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28 - 31. December