Your 2018 DJs are:
Maida Zanaboni - Auckland
"I arrived in NZ , from New York City, in December 2001 with my music collection. That was the beginning of my DJ journey here. Listening to and collecting music is my bliss. The dancers joy, when they are dancing to a track that they connect to. is my joy. As a dancer myself, my personal taste goes into my choice of music. In all our travels, I always make it a point to return here with new and interesting tracks that I've heard from other DJ's, around the world. My aim is to keep the energy high and leaving the dancers wanting more." We ;took forward to having Maida kicking off the weekend on the Friday night!
Cath Gilson - Timaru
Cath lived in Argentina in the mid-90s whilst studying. During her travels over this vast and beautiful country, she occasionally encountered older men and women dancing the tango and was intrigued by it. During a summer spent in Buenos Aires, she took tango lessons, caught the tango 'bug' and has never lost the love for it - even 20 years on. The music is an integral part of that love, as every song (whether it be original or modern versions) seems to have a sense of nostalgia and a comfort that comes from belonging to a time and place. Cath endeavours to DJ in a way that marries the mood of the event together with the quintessential tango 'spark'. Cath will keep us on the dance floor Saturday afternoon!
Deb Waltenberg - Christchurch
Debs became a DJ from her love of tango music and dance, she is a regular DJ at the Casa Republica Milonga in Christchurch and has been a DJ for several overseas teachers and other tango events. Her passion for tango music grew from her trips to Buenos Aires both dancing and listening to the beauty of tango at the traditional milonga halls. As a tango dancer she likes to feel emotion on all levels, so when she DJs she loves to see the tango orchestras and singers work their magic on the dancers. "My preference is for the more traditional orchestras and of course I have my favourites but I'm very mindful of playing music for all tango dancers. For me when I DJ I try to take the dancers on a journey so I look forward to you joining me in Hanmer at the Sat night milonga where we can share the journey together."
Iain Fyfe - Wellington
Iain is a tango dancer and DJ from Wellington, New Zealand. He began his tango addiction in 2007 and travels regularly to festivals, encuentros and milongas all over the world. Iain is a guest DJ at events such as the popular Summer Tango in Nelson festival, the New Zealand Tango Festival "After Party" and last years' Port Macquarie Tango Festival. Although an avid collector of tango music, including rare recordings published in Japan, he believes that the DJ’s role is to keep the dancers happy, primarily through playing great quality Golden Age music in a variety of styles. Iain will wrap us the weekend at the Sunday Breakfast Milonga!