Tango i det gröna, det är ett perfekt sätt att tillbringa midsommarafton. Är du kvar i Stockholm den 21 juni är du varmt välkommen till Stora Skuggans dansbana på Norra Djurgården. Vi lövar dansbanan och har nybakat fika.
Stockholm and Sundsvall – two cities and three milongas
Early autumn is often packed with events. Milongas that have been on summer brake open again, new venues are introduced, new organizers and dj:s present themselves.
On Friday I’ll dj at Tango Norte’s very first milonga at classic venue Chicago. I’m very honoured and hope this milonga will be popular and a longstanding success. Tango Norte is Stockholm’s largest and oldest tango club. On 27 October they will celebrate 30 years with a jubilee weekend.
On Saturday I’m off to Sundsvall and Dragon festivalito. I’m very exited to see Martin Maldonado and Maurizio Ghella perform and to dj in the beautiful city hall on Saturday night and Sunday afternoon.
Then back home and charge my battery for Oro de Bonn ….
When I’m at a marathon or encuentro, I seldom stay after midnight. I’ve never danced until five in the morning at an event. I’m too fond of the afternoon milongas and usually quite happy to get some sleep and rest my feet.
So here’s my challenge for the weekend: To dj 5,5 hours on a Saturday and trying to keep the energy on the floor past midnight… knowing how easy it is to give the night a rest if just one tanda feels ”not so much”… Pressure. Indeed.
See you in Randers, Denmark – for Totally in Tango!
My two favourite things
Swedish summer nights and Argentine tango, a delicious mix. On Saturday 30 June I’ll dj at Stora Skuggan, a beautiful venue next to a pond in Royal park Djurgården. Yes, it’s idyllic. Yes, we deserve it! Eight months of winter is no picknick, Swedes know how to embrace summer. What better way than to do it in a tango. Welcome to Tango i sommarkvällen – när det blir som bäst!
Ask me what I’ll be doing in September and I have no clue what my day-job will be, but every week-end has been booked since early spring by marathons and festivals. This is not uncommon among the travelling clan of (female…) tango dancers as registrations for events usually open six months in advance. But as a tango-dj I now plan even earlier ahead.
My next gig will be Stockholm Tango Marathon, 15-17 June 2018. And on a narrow line at the last page of my calendar I this week scribbled Encuentro La Cadena, Nijmegen, Holland, 29-31 March, 2019.
A tango dj’s hardest task – killing darlings
Fueron tres años.
Oigo tú voz.
There are some tangos that instantly send a bolt of feelings through so many dancers. Music that is so evocative, danceable and beautiful that you would rather run a stiletto heel through your foot than sit it out.
I feel it too.
But, as a tango dj I take it upon myself not to play these songs too often. Rarely even. Yes, they are more than floorfillers, they are true evergreens and tango dancers appreciate dancing to music they know. However, if you have too many sweets at once – tastes get lost. You risk going from smitten to blasé. Unmoved and untouched… If a milonga is a string of well known hits – I think there is a risk that you’ll stop really listening to the music.
So, a well balanced meal. That is my motto. Fibers, colourful and crunchy bits, exciting tastes, spicy surprises and deliciously light and sweet highlights as well as rich and mature dishes. That’s is what I’d like to serve in a milonga.
I augusti ger jag mig ut på tango-dj-turné. Efter spelningen på Summerdaze i Nijmegen den 21 augusti åker jag direkt till Reykjavik och är DJ på festivalen Tango on ice 23-26 augusti.
Packningen blev med ens lite mer komplicerad…