Originally coming from the La Boca neighborhood, Marcelo Rojas is one of the best dj’s in the world of tango. Nominated world’s best tango dj in 2018, he is a reference for dj's worldwide. Marcelo has performed in Buenos Aires Milongas as well as other major milongas all over the world. He is also known for his work at "2 x 4 Radio" - the official tango radio of Buenos Aires and for organizing the legendary milonga “Confitería Ideal”. His musical taste and sensibility manage to transport his audience directly to Buenos Aires.
Punto y Branca
Tango-DJ “Punto y Branca” (alias Jorge Vacca) is one of the most popular and beloved tango DJs in the world. He started his career at the best milongas in Buenos Aires and have been playing tango music for more than ten years. Now he lives in Milan and DJs at regular milongas around Italy, as well as festivals and marathons all over the world. He has an amazing ability to feel the mood of the people on the dance floor and to spice up the atmosphere to extremely high level.s After a 20-years career as professional tango dj, in March 2019 he won the price as world’s best tango dj.
Music appears in Betta's life when she is only 6 years old and she starts playing violin. Years later, during a trip in BA, she falls in love with Tango and she decides to move to Argentina, where she leaves for 4 years. Once there, she has the chance to follow her passion, accompanying the studies of tango as a dance with a deep interest in its music. Her tdj "adventure" starts in the "City of fury" and continues when in 2018 she comes back in the Old Continent. Known for the strong energy that characterizes her, she adapts her selection to what she perceives from the dancers. ..Empathy is her secret, smile her weapon....and D'Arienzo her love!
Benny has been constantly DJing since 2014 in Italy and abroad in various milongas, encuentri, festivals and marathons.
He says: “I prefer orchestras of the "Epoca de Oro", Troilo, Di Sarli, Pugliese, D’Arienzo and Tanturi above all. The TDJ is never the star of the evening: hugs on the track are. Rather than applause, I prefer the full floor and dancers with a smile. Each tanda is a story and a thread, the evening is a braid”.
He was born in Senegal and has lived in Italy for over twenty years where he works as sound engineer. In tango, after the first study experiences in Europe with Monica Maria Fumagalli, his current partner, with Susana Miller, Ana Schapira, Jorge Firpo and many others, he spent a period in Buenos Aires to deepen his studies, reaching, in a few years, interesting professional awards. As tango dancer, in 2019 he distinguished himself with great results at the Milan Metropolitan Championships. As a TDJ with the nickname of El Africano Bien milonguero, he has already worked for several international events in Italy, US, TURKEY, SLOVENIA, GREECE, BELGIUM, etc.
For more than twenty years, tango has been part of his life. A creative and attentive teacher, he is also recognized for his personal expressive style as a musicalizador, a role in which he has been performing since 2006. His activity covers the most popular milongas in Turin, and he has been resident DJ at the “Du Parc”, “Teatro Espace” and “Carma Tango Club” in Turin. He participated in the Tango Festival Freiburg (Germany), the Vamos Tango Intervention in Moscow (Russia), the Asti Festival, the Turin Tango Festival, the European Tango Championship, the Sanremo Festival, the Genova Tango Festival, Festival of Fivizzano, Otoño Tango Festival of Palermo, CircuiTO milonguero, In-Boscati Tango Marathon, Nantes Tango Marathon, Stockholm Tango Marathon. In his performances, the music is organized in tandas y cortinas, with a classic flavor and a highly energetic atmosphere, always keeping closely in touch with the dance floor and the dancers.