Based in San Francisco, Ayano travels and dance in the milongas around the world
including her annual pilgrimage to Buenos Aires. She focuses on making the dancers happy, keep them dancing all night long. She regularly DJs at the local milongas in San Francisco such as El Valenciano / The Great Northern, Genesis, The Beat, and has been
invited to DJ in Tokyo, Taipei, Maui Embrace Tango Festival, Pasional The Third Coast Tango Marathon, Holiday Tango in DC, Ronda De Ases in Portland, San Diego Tango Marathon and La Mujeres Tango Marathon.
Milton “El Gallo” Azevedo hails from Boston-ish (MA, USA). He DJs regularly all across the northeast, primarily in New England, and has also DJ big events such as: “Puerto Rico Tango Marathon” (San Juan, PR), “ESO” (Buffalo, NY), “Boston” (Cambridge, MA), TTX and Tango 8 Fest (Toronto, ON), and Montréal Loves Tango Festival (Montréal, QC). His approach to DJing mirrors his approach to tango. He looks to connect with the people in the room, carefully selecting songs, tandas, and even cortinas to create a mood that accentuates the experience for each dancer present. Be careful, his exuberant energy is infectious! Occasionally, you may find him out on the floor instead of behind his computer, orchestrating the experience and engaging with the crowd.
Tai María is known for creating an irresistible party atmosphere. She connects with the dancers, actively working with them and inspiring them with her beautiful selection of traditional tango music and energizing cortinas. Tai began Djing regularly in 2010 and in the last four years has been invited to play at many international marathons and festivals. Tai loves passing on her enthusiasm for Tango to create a more active community in her island and wherever she goes. She is the Organizer of the Puerto Rico Tango Marthon, coorganizer of Milonga Tangozando and cofounder/teacher of the local Tango school Y Entonces… Tango. Tai started dancing Tango in 2007 and totally fell in love with it when she began traveling for Tango and experiencing the magic of sharing abrazos with people from different countries and cultures. Since then, she has played a major role in building the tango community in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Felipe has been a tango DJ for more than 15years and he has played music at most important festivals and marathons in North America like Portland, San Francisco, Baltimore, Denver, Washington DC, Atlanta, Houston, Fort Bragg, Austin, Boulder as well as in many other communities like Providence, New York, Los Angeles, Montreal.
He is a resident DJ in many SF Bay Area milongas playing regularly at The Beat, Genesis, Alberto’s and El Valenciano and has also played music in Europe (Spain, Germany, Istanbul) and Buenos Aires, where he was invited to play music at El Beso and Villa Malcolm Club in several occasions.
He has also been part of many Asian Tango Festivals like Seoul (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018), Bali, Taipei, Singapore and Marathons like Hong Kong, Taipei and Tokyo as well as in Tainan, Taichung and Tokyo.
Felipe’s musical selection is based on the classics that ensure a great atmosphere for dancing.