ARMANDO TATAFIORE - (Italy)
I started my tango dj in 2000 in Rome, at the historical milonga Tangopolis, and soon later, at the Milonga de’ Serpenti and at Cascabelito. At present I play music in the main milongas in Rome and in Italy: Salon Baires and Salone Margherita in Napoli, La Reina in Bologna, Picaflor in Venezia, Florenzia Portena in Firenze, Rosa Morena in Milano. Over the years I took part at many festivals and encuentros such as Raduno Milonguero in Impruneta, Urbe Tango Rave in Rome, Bari Tango Congress, Encuentro MiLyonguero in Lyon, Rey del Compas in Arles, Paris Tango DJ Party, Te Quiero Lisboa, AirportTango in Torino and Rendez Vous Milonguero in Bologna.
My style is based on energy, created in empathy with the dancers, detecting what they like most in that moment. This means knowing and loving all the ages of tango because any age has beautiful and dancing songs. The "epoca de oro" deserves the first place as well as the great orquestras. My selection is never mechanical: I'm always looking for the right balance between more popular tangos for that context and less known pieces, in a patient texture between the well known and the surprise effect for the novelty given by old fashioned tangos or less played tangos.
OLIVER KRUZE - DOUGHERTY (Netherlands)
DJ Oliver Kruse-Dougherty Gouda, The Netherlands Oliver began to DJ tango in the early 90’s in the club DemoZ in Ludwigsburg, Southern Germany. From the late 90’s until 2001 he broadcast his own Radio Tango show from Aachen. He DJ’s regularly in the Netherlands, and for Encuentros and Marathons internationally. In 2014 he re-started his Radio Tango show, broadcast on Gouwestad Radio every Monday evening at 10 PM. Oliver’s DJ-sets are dynamic and lyrical. He plays traditional music from the Golden Age of tango, drawing on the full range of styles and nuances from the Guardia Vieja through to the powerfully orchestrated works of the 1950s.
PAOLA DE VENEZIA - (Italy)
Paola NociTango, tango dancer, has lived and worked in Argentina, music lover and particularly of tango music, she is well soon become one appreciated tdj. Often present in the milongas organized by the various apulian associations, She is known for the energy that she succeeds in creating in her evenings. Careful and sensitive to the tastes and desires of the dancer with which she loves to interact and that are inspiration and essential stimulus during the milonga.
Tdj in various Encuentros Milongueros but not only, as : Largo Encuentro di Porto St. Elpidio (Italy) , Lisbona (Portugal) “A Promotora”, Milyonguero 2” di Lione (France), “Juntos” di Sainte Colombe (France), “Tutto in un abbraccio” Cagliari (Italy), “Dans tes bras” Paris (France), “Ecuentro Milonguero Kehl” Kehl (Germany), “La Parada” Padova (Italy), “El Tangone” Lyon (France), “Mirame” Grau du Roy (France),”Retiro Milonguero” Faro (Portugal), “Abrazos de Corazones” Moosburg (Austria), “Encuentro de Brujas” Bruges (Belgium), “Spoleto Milonguera” Spoleto (Italy), “Te quiero Lisboa” Lisbon (Portugal), “La Sabauda” Turin (Italy), “Encuentro Porteño” Amsterdam (Holland), “Dias de Juventud” Lubiana (Slovenia), “Encuentro Boca Antwerp” Antwerp (Belgium), “El Rey del Compass” Arles (France), "Riga Embrace 8" Riga (Latvia) ……
She is one of Trio NOCITANGO and one of the organizer of Encuentro Milonguero TanGOaGOGO (Verbania- Italy), Avventura Milonguera Peace & Love in Noci (Ba-Italy), Belen Milonguero in Matera (Italy).
DOÑA TIZIANA - (Italy)
She has been a passionate dancer for almost 12 years.
With the name of DOÑA TIZIANA, she started played music over 5 years ago. Her repertoire goes from the ‘30s to the early ‘50s, with a focus in the ‘40s, that she considers the most expressive period of tango.
Her high sensitivity in monitoring the ballroom and the dancers allows her to create energy and the “buena onda”, shifting dynamic pieces to more intimate ones, searching constantly for giving back to the ball room the energy received.
She is one of Trio NOCITANGO and with the association she organises different events among which: Encuentro Milonguero TanGOaGOGO (Verbania- Italy), Avventura Milonguera Peace & Love in Noci (Ba-Italy), Belen Milonguero in Matera (Italy), Raduno Milonguero Nocitango some traditional milongas.
She is invited to play music in Apulia, in Italy and in some international events.
Olivier DJtango (France)
Tango dancer for more than 18 years.
He found in playing music a way to go depper and deeper in his passion.
His sessions are entirely devoted to meet tangueros desires according to the tradition of portenos milongas with the succession of tandas and cortinas.
HIs inspiration is led by the fabulous orquestras Canaro, d'Arienzo, Di Sarli, Calo, Donato and others among which Troilo, Pugliese, Tanturi, Laurenz ...
His performances are made up of variety, quality and a lot of emotion!