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Portland, OR

Derrick del pilar

Portland, OR

When Derrick is at the DJ station, he selects the best traditional tangos, valses, and milongas with rhythm, romance, energy, playfulness, drama…whatever the dancers seem to be craving at the moment. Besides being a dancer and DJ, Derrick is an avid student of tango culture. He holds an M.A. in Latin American Studies from UC Berkeley, and he has translated books on tango by Lidia Ferrari and Gustavo Benzecry Sabá. He regularly updates his website, www.poesiadegotan.com, with his own English translations of classic tango lyrics. He has DJed at festivals, marathons, and local events in cities throughout the Southwest and all along the West Coast, including Albuquerque, Phoenix, Tucson, San Diego, L.A., San Francisco, Ashland, Eugene, Portland, and Seattle, as well as in his native Chicago.

Day Time Milonga Location DJ
Sunday 10.13.2019
3:00 - 6:00 PM
Sunday Matinee Milonga
Norse Hall Main Ballroom
Derrick Del Pilar