DJ Mateo el Fino – Discover the full width of classical Tango music

,, Tango is a very broad musical genre. I felt that as a dancer was not sufficiently served by DJs. That was the reason to get involed in the music”, says tango DJ Mateo el Fino. The Dutch DJ, in everyday life called Thijs Wientjes, became fascinated by the music during dancing. ,,Thanks to one of my maestros I gathered more and more knowledge of the orchestras of the old days. I noticed that some of these music was never played at dances”. It was the beginning of a quest…

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Tango Extremo: ,, The development keeps the tango music alive. “

Trio Tango Extremo

,, Tango music has been developping since the beginning”, Tanya Schaap explains. She is the artistic director of Tango Extremo since 2003. Today, the band can be considered to be one of the most leading tango ensembles in the Netherlands. ,, It’s nice, with respect to the history, to seek the renewal of the tango”. In 2009 Tango Extremo was the first non-Argentine band at the Tango Festival in Buenos Aires. The orchestra is often seen in Dutch theaters and concert halls. Full of love for the music she describes…

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The playing field of DJ Sid: The Mutual connection between music choice and atmosphere

Het speelveld van DJ Sid

,, A DJ plays an important role in creating and maintaining the atmosphere of a night”, tells DJ Sid. For almost 6 years, he can be found regularly as a tango DJ at events of Tango Centro in The Hague. ,,A DJ can and should feel the atmosphere in a room. The choice of music and the atmosphere have a mutual connection. The atmosphere influenced the choice of music and the music choice affected the atmosphere. This is the playing field for a DJ. “ After he started about seven…

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Tango Extremo performing at Tangoclub de Witte

A real Dutch international tango company. That’s what Tango Extremo definitly is. They toured many countries and brought joy to many visitors with their music. In 2009 the ensemble was the only non-Argentine orchestra at the Buenos Aires Tango Festival. And on Sunday, September 18th they can be found in the Tangoclub Paviljoen de Witte. Tanya Schaap is the artistic force behind the ensemble since the founding that is specialed in music of the Argentine region of Rio de la Plata. Recognizable for tango dancers. Inspiring for music lovers. Especifically,…

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Proud of the results of the first fiscal year

,,This was a great first year”, says Frank Perquin behalf of the Board of the Foundation Dutch International Tango Week. The fiscal year ended March 31, a few days after the successful Tangoclub Maurick Castle. ,, When I look back on the first year, then we can be proud on a great contribution to the development of the Argentine Tango in the Netherlands. “ The number of events that the Foundation has organized in collaboration with local partners doubled. ,, We contributed to the tango-scene in four regions. The way…

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You don’t dance on tangomusic. Tangomusic mákes you dance

,,Tango Music is incredibly versatile. Starting with strong rhythmic classic songs to beautiful dramatic melodic”, Selmar, aka DJ Angel begins his argument. A few years ago he’s touched by the tango music and immerses himself in all aspects. ,, Many milongas only play old music. I think that is unfortunate. In my view, in that way you don’t respect the many musicians who are playing the music nowadays”. During Tangoclub Maurick Castle he stands behind the mixer. Between the live sets of Trio & More TangoZZ he will let visitors…

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Tangomusic has ‘the groove’

,, My left hand can influence a whole orchestra”, says pianist Wim Warman. For years he has an addiction to tango music. After graduating light music at the Rotterdam Conservatory, he came by chance in contact with the music. ,, I fulfilled my alternative service at the Rotterdam Conservatory. I did al kind of jobs. During my work I heard musicians of the tango department practicing. I became acquainted with Leo Vervelde and Carel Kraayenhof, with whom I went to play a year later in Sexteto Canyengue. I did this…

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Tangoclub Maurick Castle is special in more then one way

,,Coöperation and bundling of resources is the key to success. ” Frank Perquin representative of the Dutch International Tangoweek Foundation is proud. In collaboration with Selmar Duin of Tangosalon Mystic he organizes on Easter Monday the special Tangoclub Maurick Castle. ,, By joining forces, we can really offer something special”, Selmar adds. ,,We believe that beautiful live music in special places is an addition to the returning milongas “said Selmar. ,, In addition, a Tangoclub is more than a milonga. It’s a place you can bring non-dancing friends”. Tangoclub Maurick…

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Recognition Dutch tax authorities for the Dutch Tangoweek foundation

Recognition Dutch tax authorities for Dutch Tangoweek Foundation Dancers and music lovers who love tango, are now supported by the tax authorities. The foundation Dutch International Tango Week received a status as General Benefit Institution (ANBI). Due to this recognition donations are up to 150% tax deductible. Secretary Frank Perquin is proud of the recognition: ,,This recognition Dutch tax authorities is proof that we as a foundation are financially transparent and contribute to a broader appreciation of the Argentine Tango in the Netherlands. “ The Dutch International Tangoweek foundation is…

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