How was your first approach to tango?
Since I was a little girl I love dance. I started dancing ballet and over the years everything was evolving until 1995, then I discovered tango and everything started…
How did you get to play music?
A little bit by chance. Every year I tried to make a trip to Buenos Aires and I was collecting a lot of recordings. A friend proposed that I try it in a encuentro milonguero that he organized … and I loved doing it.
Have your tango tastes changed over the years?
Yes, logically I have gone deep into the orchestras of the Guardia Vieja, and in new proposals of unknown little orchestras from traditional milongas.
How do you define your style in your tango sessions?
Prioritizing from the first minute to the last the emotion of the dancers. Playing with the energy that this create; energetic, melodic, soft, romantic, dramatic, simple tangos on the floor… and always with the traditional milonga scheme 2T, 1M, 2T, 1V, etc.
What is a Milonga and a encuentro milonguero?
Milonga refers to the place where tango is danced and the happening that this represents. It is also a musical genre inside tango music. We refer to encuentro milongero when it is summoned with more concred condicions like a number of participants, respect to the codes, way dancers look and the way participants move the head.
How do you like your sessions and how do you prepare?
You are always getting ready, tango music is not something to be improvised (although often happens unfortunately). It requires a study of the history of tango, orchestras, instrumentalists, singers, and all a study of recordings. I think that the phenomenon starts more or less in the year 1930 until the present time.
Also a knowledge of music therapy, to know and evaluate the reaction of the dance floor in front of the music. Of course, a knowledge of tango dance and his evolution helps a lot, but the session is being created on the spot, as each session is different.
Is it different the taste of the dancers from one place to another and from one type of event to another, milonga, marathon, meeting milonguero, outdoor session …?
If it can be different, of course, for that reason the knowledge of the dj to guide the session… always looking the dance floor and never anything preconceived.
Although in the tango, there are a topten songs that are going to remove the soul of the milongueros in a universal way.
What do you like to feel when you music?
That I am there, that I am excited, that I interact with the dancers, that they appreciate that moment, that tango … that we are all happy with what we are doing … that gratitude you see in their embraces, their looks is priceless. Complicity.
Cuales son sus orquestas favoritas para el baile?
Every time is more difficult to answer this question. At first all the great orchestras of the Golden Age, but increasingly incorporate orchestras of Guardia Vieja and other European groups that I believe deserve recognition, I am thinking of the tango that was forged in Paris … and also current orchestras that provide quality and good way to do… people dance if you put in that moment what they are wanting to dance.
How should a musicalizer be formed?
First of all to say that the milongueros deserve a respect, not everything is worth as this sometimes happens.
There should be a basic thorough training, a musicalization method, a lot experience and dance floor psychology. I have often gone to milongas, both in Europe and in Buenos Aires, that have created a feeling of deep dismay bad music, poorly organized, poor quality of recordings, without coherence and without method.
The dance floor is suddenly emptied by poor management of songs group, and the “musicalizer” does not even know why. That’s why I say, it’s very important the respect for the dancers, and the respect for the Tango.
From 2000 onwards the tango dance reappeared with a great diffusion in Argentina, in Uruguay and throughout the world, between young and not young people. Not as a fashion dance, but as a culture of the body a sensual expression inside relationship between two people.
Only in Buenos Aires were more than 200 Milongas and Academias opened to dance popular tango. In the rest of the world we can also find Milongas in the most remote places, and thousands of tango encounters and festivals are organized.
Me acerqué por primera vez al tango en el año 1995 y desde entonces quedé enganchada a él. El tango es un género musical y hecho cultural en sí mismo, que se inició a finales del siglo XIX en las orillas del Río de la Plata y que presenta diversas facetas como baile, canto, música y poesía. Fue impulsado por las múltiples migraciones que en aquel tiempo tuvieron lugar en dicha zona sobre todo europeos y africanos. Ha evolucionado a lo largo de todos estos años, hasta el momento actual y es sobre todo a partir del año 1990 que el baile ha presentado un resurgimiento evidente, creándose infinidad de “milongas”, lugares de encuentro para bailar socialmente, tanto en Buenos Aires como en el resto del mundo. Musicalizar en una milonga o evento de tango es pasar música de tango para crear esa atmósfera particular, un baile social respetuoso con los códigos milongueros. Para musicalizar una milonga se requiere un conocimiento profundo de la música del tango bailable, estilos, épocas, orquestas, grabaciones, etc, que nos sirvan para crear esa atmósfera de baile y emoción compartida y también tener los conocimientos técnicos adecuados como dj.
Curso de musicalizador de tango con Mario Orlando (Buenos Aires, Marzo 2011)
DJ productor profesional por la escuela de sonido, producción y audiovisuales SONOPRO. Curso 2011-2012
Curso de musicalizador con Daniel Borelli (Buenos Aires, Marzo 2012, Noviembre 2013, Octubre 2015)
Curso de musicalización con Horacio Godoy (Barcelona, Agosto 2014)
Cada vez que voy a Buenos Aires conversaciones con Daniel Borelli, al que considero mi maestro en la Musicalización.