DJs for the CITF for 2024
Our excellent selection of Tango DJs will be providing music for our traditional milongas in the main hall and the alternative ones in the pillar room as well as our fully DJed tango cafés and our new warm-up milonga. That's over 30 hours of dancing!
Tino has been playing music in milongas in his home city in Italy and at events in Europe for 15 years. He prefers tangos from the 30s and 40s, but understands that other eras are popular with dancers at many event.
His characteristics are very energetic and very romantic songs. He is all geared up and ready to ensure that you all enjoy the CITF to the fullest extent.
Alessandro is a very traditional Tango DJ. With his tanda selections, he is able to create a flow that involves everybody on the dancefloor. He likes people to feel transported by the music, feeling surrounded by the positive and energetic mood. Elegance is the common theme of his tanda selections, both for very rhythmic, energetic music and for sentimental and passionate music.
Alessandro started DJing over 10 years ago in Buenos Aires by studying the main orchestras and the tango DJ paradigms. He continued to DJ in local milongas in Rome and abroad as well as in several tango festivals, marathons and encuentros across Italy and Europe.
He is a great collector of tango vinyls and shellac records which he records and plays during his DJ sets, to make an unforgettable sound for your ears. He has organised several local milongas and current runs SPQR Tango Marathon in Rome.
Ewa is originally from Poland, but is now based in London. She is a regular DJ at all of the major London venues.
She has also played at many UK and European events since 2009, including in Paris, Oslo, Warsaw, Łódź, Angoulême, Palermo, Geneva, Moscow, Yalta, Amersfoot, Barcelona and Sitges. In the UK, she has played at Edinburgh, Rivertango and Spitalfields and at the CITF in 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2023. We are delighted to be able to say that she will be returning this year to share her music at Cheltenham International Tango Festathon.
Ewa plays traditional tango, with an emphasis on creating different moods and musical textures to bring a range of emotions to the dancers.
Diego Doigneau was born in Buenos Aires where he studied theatre and music which he continued to study in London. He has been the resident DJ at Negracha Tango Club since 2009 and organised Tango Etnia for 3 years.
Diego has been a tango DJ in several European festivals and most major London and UK milongas and festivals including: Milonguero Nights (Moscow), River Tango Festival (London), Sur Encuentro Milonguero (Mallorca), Milonga de la Luna (Barcelona), Milonga Arrabalera , Carablanca, El Porteñito, Milonga de la Luna (London), Tango at Spitafield, London Red Rooms, Tango Lounge - Nottingham, Rojo y Negro, La Divina Milonga, Septonathon (Eton), London Tango Long Weekend, Milonga Porteña, Zero Hour at The Dome, Tango Terra, The Light, Ardingly International Tango Festival, Reading, Milonguero Nights at Leicester Square - London, Stardust Milonga, Los Angelitos, Tango Instinct, Milonga Bohemiene. In Buenos Aires he has been a DJ at Practica X, Viva la Pepa and El Motivo. He has been a DJ in festivals in Mallorca, Moscow, Birmingham, Reading, Brighton, and Edinburgh.
Diego is a regular, having DJed for us in 2017, 2018, 2019, 2021, 2022 and 2023 and we are delighted to be able to invite him back again for 2024's festathon.
His DJing is mainly based around Golden era Orchestras although he also DJs regularly at Negracha tango on their contemporaneo dance floor, where he plays orchestras from the 60s onwards with touches of electro and other non-tango tunes.
Anthony has been a tango DJ since 2007. He was a DJ long before he discovered tango, DJing in nightclubs and on the radio in his student days in his hometown of Cork, Ireland. Now he DJs Marathons, Encuentros and Tango Festivals at home and abroad.
Anthony is well known on the tango circuit as a DJ who can create a mood.In his own words, “As a dancer, I know that if I trust the DJ for consistency, my night will be better and this is what I want to give all dancers, comfort that the music will be danceable and flow from tanda to tanda, telling a story as it goes.”
Anthony works only with the highest quality transfers of shellac and vinyl and always tries to give the dancers the richest sound possible. We are delighted to wlecome him to Cheltenham for the first time.
To Eduardo, like many other "Porteños" of Buenos Aires, tango is a form of expression that transcends both dance and music. It is pure poetry!
Eduardo has danced and taught around the globe and is one of tango's pioneers outside Argentina. He was the first of that nationality to teach in Vietnam and Cyprus as well as the first in Lillihammer (Norway) and Xhanti (Greece).
He developed his skills in Buenos Aires with maestros like Cieri, El Negro Alcibiades and Claudia Bozzo to name but a few. He has danced in traditional shows from BA nightclubs and shows in the Café Tortoni to dancing tango with a modern take in "Una Noche en Buenos Aires" at the Opera House in London.
Eduardo was the first tanguero to use tango as a therapy (tangoterapia) in the famous "Hospital Neuro-Psiquiatrico Borda" in Argentina.
He has also experimented with theatre as an actor, dancer and choreographer both in his native Argentina with "Gardel, El Mesias" and in other countries such as with "Drag Richard III" at Riverside, London.
His quest is to now share his "pure tango poetry" with dancers in his beloved Bristol and across the southwest of the UK.
The UK's best Argentine import, Eduardo is well known across the south of England for his superb teaching skills. This year, we again allow you to see his other great skill as a tango DJ!
Rob Jessop is one of our homegrown tango talents and often DJs at Cheltenham tango events. He started his DJ career in the salsa world where he still regularly DJs and dances, but has expanded into the world of tango.
Rob has been a DJ at the festival every year since we started and has agreed to bring his lovely music to you once again this year.
Alice Spencer is Cheltenham's newest homegrown DJ
She first started creating playlists for Janet Earl's outdoor picnic milongas in the Montpellier Gardens bandstand to help everyone through the pandemic. She now runs and djs for a 50/50 alternative/traditional tea dance in Cheltenham.
With her background in classical ballet she is used to adapting her classical dance technique to contemporary pieces and now enjoys doing the same with her tango and this has widened her interest in alternative music, from nuevo, to pop, film scores and classical music; she currently teaches both Salon and Nuevo tango classes and is usually found on the CITF registration desk.
We are delighted that Alice is returning to DJ at the CITF again in 2024.