DJ Jur Heijnen (Amsterdam)

Opening DJ, Friday 10th of June 17:00 - 21:00

It is our pleasure to present to you the opening DJ of Focus Tango Festival, the one and only, DJ Jur Heijnen.
Jur is mostly known for the Tuesday night salons in Amsterdam. In 1999 he started in studio De Plantage, following the television broadcast of Barend en Witteman. Later came Moeder’s Mooiste at the Marie Heinekenplein, Arti et Amicitiae with Helma Pantus, the Pick-Up Club with Wouter Apituley, the Artis Zomeravonden, the KHL, Hotel Arena, his own studio at the Elandsstraat and Hoh, now Los Locos.
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DJ Lucas Malec ‘El Tabernero’ (Buenos Aires / Amsterdam)

Friday 10th of June 21:00 - 00:30

From the neighbourhood of Caballito in the heart of Buenos Aires, currently based in Amsterdam, Lucas is a musician and dancer. He is a founding member of Pannonica Tango Quartet. As a DJ, his music is characterised by its energy and known for keeping the dancers emotionally engaged, to the point of intoxication, that is why he is known as 'El Tabernero'.
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DJ Arjan 'el Irresistible' (Amsterdam)

Saturday 11th of June 16:00 - 20:00

Arjan Sikking also known as DJ Arjan ‘el Irresistible’ has a traditional approach on his music selection and is known for the way he builds a set of salon dancing. He fully exploits the differences in energy from the many music styles that tango has, especially from the rich history of the 30s, 40s and 50s (and sometimes 60s). His tangos, milongas and tango waltzes are always splendidly danceable.
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DJ La Gata Negra (Ankara / Leiden)

Saturday 11th of June 20:00 - 00:30

Hilal is an aerospace engineer who is in love with technology and innovation. Argentine tango has been an important and complementary aspect of her life since her PhD. Her interest in tango had already started after a tango flamenco show she saw at her university theatre in METU Ankara. Years later she took her first tango lesson at her research institute during her PhD in Porto.
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DJ Lorena Garcia (Buenos Aires / the Hague)

Sunday 12th of June 15:15 - 20:00

Lorena Garcia, multidisciplinary artist, comes from a family of musicians. First dancing tango socially in august 2006 with family and friends, it wasn't until 2008 that she started taking classes. Her first time as a tango DJ was in 2010, as well as her first experience as a tango teacher. She studied with Federico Naveira, Olga Besio, Gustavo Naveira, Yanina Erramouspe, Eduardo Parejita, Nito y Elba  and Javier Rodriguez among the most relevant maestros.
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DJ 'El Fresco' (Haarlem)

Closing DJ, Sunday 12th of June 20:00 - 00:30

Richard Frisart ‘El Fresco’ started dancing tango in the Hague in 2010. He's been a Tango DJ since 2015, DJing regularly at milongas and festivals all around the Netherlands, and abroad. He is the resident DJ at You-Tango in Haarlem. EL Fresco DJed at the Holland Tango Festival in Rotterdam/the Hague 5 years in a row. Before 2020, Richard DJed a number of times at various milongas in Buenos Aires as well. 
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