Guillermo Monti Tango DJ – BsAs / Berlin
I was born in Buenos Aires and grew up with the tango. I have been living in Berlin and Buenos Aires since 2012. Music and especially the tango played and still plays a very important role in my life. I am a musician, choir director, singer and tango DJ. My parents were born in the 1930s and started dancing in the “Epoca de Oro”, the golden age of tango in Buenos Aires. They often took me to the milongas that took place in the neighboring sports clubs and as a child I saw and heard many of the tango orchestras like Juan D´Arienzo and Pugliese playing live on stage.
In the 1940s my grandfather Pedro Monti founded the Tango Orchestra Orquesta Tipica America and played with his three “Monti brothers”. One of my uncles was Argentino Ledesma. He sang for Di Sarli, Varela and many others and he also sang at my parents’ wedding. One of his most famous recordings, which I personally love very much, is that of the Tangos Fueron Tres Años, together with the Orquesta Hector Varela.
In addition to all these experiences in the milongas and clubs, my parents were very important for my close connection to the tango. For example, my father sang me to sleep with songs like Por una muñeca or Remembranza by Pugliese. Today I know, somehow, almost every tango, every orchestra, every singer and I unconsciously recorded all of this as I was growing up. That still surprises me today. When I sing or make music, music takes me to unexpected places in my life, it connects me to situations from different eras. The tango makes me laugh and cry, it makes me alive, it invigorates me.
My mother, who started dancing tango at the age of 13 and has been dancing for over 70 years, taught me my first dance steps when I was 5 years old. She is now 85 and when I visit her in Buenos Aires we still go to the milonga together, dance some tandas and enjoy the tango together.
The tradition continues, my two sons are also musicians and the older one is also a techno DJ. As a DJ, it is very important to me that the dancers hear the best possible quality of the music, regardless of whether I play on the computer or on records. I play in local milongas in Berlin and Buenos Aires and travel a lot through Europe to festivals and marathons such as El Fuego and El Navegador in Warsaw Marathon de Oro Krakow, Festivalito de Verano Iasi Romania, Tango Story Timisoara, Romania, Encuentro Portenio Amsterdam, Milonga Ideal Moskaw and many more.
Giuseppe Clemente Tango DJ – Rome
Giuseppe loves all Tango music, from the beginning to the present; as DJ, he prefers the “Golden years” of Tango but carefully follows the atmosphere and the situation of the dance floor and, if the atmosphere of the Milonga so requires, does not mind some excursions into Guardia Vieja…. so, no rules!!
In the recent years he was a regular DJ at nearly all of the Milongas in Rome.
He is the resident DJ at La Milonga del Barrio in Rome.
Giuseppe was invited to DJ at the following Special Evenings Marathons, Encuentros and Festivals:
Buenos Aires (Confiteria Ideal, Salon Canning – Porteño y Bailarin, Practica 10, La Baldosa, Zona Tango, Unitango Independencia)Amsterdam, Antalya, Athens, Barcellona, Batumi, Belgrade, Beirut, Bergen, Beskid, Cappadocia, Chelyabinsk, Cracow, Creta, Cyprus, Dubai, Dublin, Helsinki, Istanbul, Izmir, Kiev, Lillehammer, Lodz, Minsk, Moscow, Nicosia, Oslo, Paris, Prague, Riga, San Petersburg, Stockholm, Strasbourg, Tallinn, Tel Aviv, Ustròn, Vienna , Vilnius, Zagreb, Warsaw and Italy: Ancona, Bari, Brindisi, Catania, Cosenza, Fermo, Latina, Lecce, Naples, Ostuni, Paestum, Padova, Rimini, Rome, Sorrento, Teramo, Vicenza and more.
Muna Swairjo HARTS Organizer Tango DJ – CT
Muna Swairjo tango DJ / Tango teacher, organizer for Hartford Argentine Tango Society, owner of the Garage Dance studio & Gallery.
She is A Doctor of Physical Therapy in New Britain Connecticut with a passion for tango in its audio, visual and physical forms since 2007.
She is one of the new generation of traditional Tango DJ in Connecticut, She has been DJ at milongas nationally and internationally for past 7 years. Tango is her passport to travel the world as a dancer, and flavored her styles of DJ to appeal to many ears and souls of tango dancers. She evaluates the energy of the dance floor to keep it engaging and fun through out the night.
Hernan Brizuela Tango DJ- Boston
Hernan taught and performed at various festivals, milongas and studios in New York and Massachusetts as well as in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Ireland and Argentina. He was a principal dancer in the off-Broadway dance play Let’s Speak Tango and choreographed and starred in the short film Gardenias. He performed in many productions led by Maestro Romulo Larrea, Tango First Century, Spotlight on Tango, TANGOS: from Gardel to Piazzolla and TANGO for lovers across the United-States, Canada and Europe. As a DJ he spend hours (and dollars ;-)) researching the music and perfecting the possible tandas. But as a great milonguero himself he is best creating, enhancing and influencing dancers mood on the whim. Hernan vibe never let you sit as the next tanda is simply even better then the previous one
Live Music by Mala Junta Quartet
JAVIER SÁNCHEZ – Bandoneón
Born and raised in Buenos Aires, Javier Sánchez has been playing the bandoneón for almost 30 years.
Between 2005 and 2016 he was a member of Latin Grammy Award nominee Rodolfo Mederos Orquesta Típica. Mr. Sánchez has toured the globe with well-known tango orchestras and tango companies such as Tango Pasión, Tanguera, Tango Emotion (returning to Japan for 5 consecutive years), and many others. As an active musician in Argentina, Mr. Sánchez played in the most prestigious tango shows of Buenos Aires including El Viejo Almacén, Esquina de Carlos Gardel, Café Tortoni, Piazzolla Tango Theater, just to name a few.
In 2016, he relocated to the New York metropolitan area and started collaborating with a variety of tango groups, among most noted are Aces of Rhythm directed by Pablo Aslan (debuted at Lincoln Center in July of 2017), Pan American Symphony Orchestra (Kennedy Center, Washington, D.C.), and the Astoria Tango Orchestra led by Daniel Binelli (11-piece orchestra típica). In August of the same year, he won the First Prize at the renowned Che Bandoneon International Competition judged by bandoneón legend Victor Lavallén.
In 2018 Mr. Sanchez became Musical Director of Che Tangazo orchestra based in Montreal, Canada, making its debut in July at Tango BA Festival and World Cup.
In the past five years Mr. Sanchez has also performed with many renown musicians such as Emilio Solla, Oscar Feldman, Héctor del Curto, and Sverre Indris Joner.
In 2019 Mr. Sanchez completed writing a repertoire of tango arrangements specifically for social dancing and put together a tango quartet “Mala Junta”. Since then Mala Junta performed in NY, NJ, and CT.
Since 2018 he has also been DJing in large number of milongas in tri-state area. Making him the only professional musician/DJ on the East coast.
Analia Carreño & Luis Ramirez – Dance Performares
With an experience of over ten years dancing together, they have travelled around the world, teaching and performing at festivals and major theaters.
Moreover, they have worked for the most important tango shows and musicals, such as “Tanguera, the musical”, “Esquina Carlos Gardel” and “Señor Tango” in Buenos Aires.
As masters, in their lessons and workshops they teach how to dance sharing the essence of traditional tango with the dynamics and freshness of nowadays tango, using natural movements applied to the dance, thus they have achieved great results in students of all ages around the world.
Since 2009, they are invited masters to tango festivals around the world.
New York, Connecticut, Moscow, Berlin, Hamburg, Madrid, Sydney, Melbourne, Tazmania, Shanghai, Beijing, Taipei, Tokyo, Osaka, Fukuoka, Kumamoto, Seoul, Daejong, Bali, Brunei, Kuala Lumpur, Kota Kinabalu East Timor, Manila, Cebu, Zamboanga were some of the cities they have visited during the last years.
Teachers, professional dancers and choreographers of Tango Argentino, with multiple-style identity in their art, their dance is an exquisite and perfect blend of high technique, dynamism, passion and feeling of the intrinsic roots of Tango.
In 2011, they created and directed their own company: “ConjuroTango”, with 26 artists and carry on a successful tour of seven cities in China, performing the show at the most important opera theathres in Shanghai, Beijing, Dalian, Suzhou, Nanjing, Hangzhou.
In Buenos Aires, they perform regularly at the most traditional and popular Milongas; Salon Canning, La Baldosa, Yira Yira, Milonga de los Zucca, Maldita Milonga, Tango Club, Seguime si podes and Milonga de Palermo.