GUEST DJ’s 2024


Rodrigo “DJ Charrua” Saraibe – Florida, Uruguay/ Chicago, Illinois

Rodrigo “DJ Charrua” Saraibeoriginally from Uruguay, studied sound and light engineering in Buenos Aires in Argentina. Rodrigo has been working as a sound engineer, DJ, and stage manager since 1995, and has ample experience as a promoter of rock and Tango events and stage in Buenos Aires, and worked in Miami, FL. for various local bands and TV shows as a music designer. Rodrigo has resided in Chicago IL since 2002, where he has been working in the integration of audio and visual arts using his sound and light design skills. As a native Uruguayan, Rodrigo began discovering his origins from him by exploring tango music. His passion for Tango music has led him to acquire an extensively impressive collection of music.
He has been DJ in some of the most prominent Tango Milongas in the US, including Chicago, IL., Miami, FL, Tampa, FL, Seattle, WA, Los Angeles, CA., San Francisco, CA., San Diego, CA ., Sacramento, CA ,. Boston, MA, NYC, Minneapolis, MN ,. Detroit, Mi, St Louis, MO, Washington DC ,, Philadelphia, PA., Raleigh, NC, Madison, WI. Detroit, Mi. Ann Arbor, Mi.

He also played Festivals and Marathons of nationally renowned: 

Festivals: ATUSA Official Tango Festival & Championship 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, San Francisco CA.
Chicago Tango week 2015 & 2016, Shall we Dance Festival NYC 2014,Florida Tango Festival 2015, Louisville Tango Festival 2016,2017, 2018, 2019Albuquerque Tango Festival 2016Alegria Mini Tango Festival 2017, Hartford, CT.Boston Tango Festival 2017,2018,2022Fire & Ice Tango Festival, Ann Arbor 2018,Miami sunshine Tango Fest 2019, 2020Alegria Mini Tango Festival 2018, 2019 Hartford, CT.,Las Vegas Tango Festival 2023Marathons:Boston Marathon 2014, 2015 & 2016, 2018, 2919,2021Cleveland Tango Bowling Marathon 2015,2016,2017Seattle Tango Marathon 2016Twin Cities Tango Marathon 2017, Minneapolis, MN.Pittsburg Tango Marathon 2017Skybridge Tango Marathon 2023, St Pete, FLEncuentros: Florida Tango Encounter 2018, 2017, MiamiFuture events:Las Vegas Tango marathon 2024Miami sunshine Tango festival 2024


Avik Basu – Ann Arbor, Michigan

Avik began his tango journey in Ann Arbor in 2002 and has since become a highly sought after DJ, playing at many of the major tango events in North America. Some of his more interesting adventures include DJing Monday night at Salon Canning, teaching tango to a Bollywood actress in Mumbai, and touring the U.S. with tango band Trio Folias.  Avik’s musical selections are grounded in the Golden Age classics, but he also enjoys pushing the boundaries of the familiar (in small doses) and offering dancers a chance to explore something new.

Brick Robbins – San Diego, CA

From San Diego, Brick has been DJing for dancers over two decades for Tango and other genres. He DJs at tango festivals around the USA, and has DJed in Buenos Aires. With a love and deep knowledge of golden era tango for traditional milongas he uses the music to maintain a perfect energy level for the dancers in
the pista.

Kostas Aretos – San Francisco, CA

Kostas is based in SF, CA where he dances and DJs frequently at all major milongas suchas Milonga Genesis and El Valenciano, Albertos’s, Milonga Vecher , Milonga Malevaje, AllNighter at The Beat, as well as Milonga Del Sol (LA) and Milonga Sin Nombre (SD) and at Encuentro Poema in SF.

He is drawing his tandas mainly from traditional tango era enriched by tangos from late 50s, when it comes to Pugliese, DiSari and D’Arienzo, and/or Guardia Vieja prior to 1935, always catering to the energy in the room and needs of the dancers.

Special DJ Workshop byRODRIGO “DJ Charrua” SARAIBE

Tango DJing is based on feelings, knowledge and technical rules – the three combined in the right way and the right amounts.
During the 120 minute workshop we will mainly deal with the necessary basic knowledge to build a playlist. We will also go through some technical issues and the feelings involved. We will talk about: Genres, Orchestras, Eras Playlist and Tandas.

Saturday March 30 from 9.15 – 11.15 am

Registration for the DJ Workshop