DJs & Venue

DJs:

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Edmond Bardhi

Ann Arbor, MI

Edmond was exposed to a large variety of music from both visiting and local DJs in Ann Arbor. DJing regularly at different events in Ann Arbor has allowed him to develop a rich style full of rhythmical presence and lyrical complexity. Throughout the night, Edmond manages the flow of energy to enhance the dancers' connection by being versatile and attentive. He keeps the crowd energized with playful cortinas and by strategically infusing subtle contrast in his music.

 

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Micaela Colleen Barrett

Cleveland, OH

Micaela, founder of The Cleveland Tango School, DJ's frequently from coast-to-coast, focusing largely on danceable tunes from tango's Golden Age. Over the course of an evening she works to create a warm energetic environment while keeping a constant finger on the pulse of the room. Currently based in Cleveland, OH, every day Micaela is teaching, performing, and working to foster tango communities in the Rust Belt and beyond. She has instructed and collaborated with the dancers of Oberlin University, The Movement Project; New York City's Hunter College Tango Club, You Should Be Dancing, and the Piel Canela Dance Company.

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Koichiro suzuki

Pittsburgh, PA

Koichiro Suzuki has a Master’s Degree in Performance Music at Duquesne University and performed with the internationally renowned River City Brass Band in 10 years.  Koichiro incorporates his complex music background and deep understanding of musicality into his DJing. Koichiro DJs regularly at milongas in Pittsburgh, and has DJed in other cities in the United States and Canada for Festivals and Marathons. Additionally, Koichiro was invited to DJ in Buenos Aires at Milonga Tango Club, Club Fulgor, Villa Crespo and Tango en Huracan, Club Atletico Milonguero, and Parque Patricios.

 

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Adam Ashton Hoopengardner

New York, NY

The DJ is responsible for more than just the selection of the music and the order of the tandas. The DJ creates the atmosphere of the party. The DJ is the party. In over 12 years of playing at milongas around the world Adam has cultivated a style that will provide inspiring energy all evening. He believes in DJing for everyone, every dancer, therefore he likes to play from different eras throughout the evening however always returning to the golden when the time is right. No one can deny the perfect D'Arienzo tanda at the right moment. Adam is a mainstay DJ in the New York City community and has spent countless hours being exposed to different styles of play from the milongas of Buenos Aires to the festivals and more local events in North America and Europe. He won't scare you too much but just enough to keep the night interesting.

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Valentin Kuznetsov

Ithaca, NY

Valentin has dozens of years of tango experience. While progressing through his tango life he has had the chance to observe and learn from DJs around the globe, participated in various DJ discussion groups and constantly discovers new tango tunes. Valentin creates an unique atmosphere on the dance floor by carefully selecting golden hits and uncovers charming tango tracks suitable for every style.

 

Venue:

Free lot and street parking available.

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Wightman Community Center

3rd Floor
5604 Solway St, Pittsburgh, PA 15217

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