The DJs Encontro Milongueiro 2018 Milonga Codes

In the Dancefloor

Outside the dancefloor and invitations to dance

Respecting these codes and you will be able to enjoy truthfully and deeply the milongas.

Go to inscription form

(available on September 19 at 21h(Portugal time)/ 22h (rest of the Europe))

Please read it carefully:

We have thought about the most fair and transparent  way to accept the inscriptions and we want to share it with all the participants. Here are the principles that will guide us in dealing with the inscriptions:

1) The first aspect is related to the main point of an encuentro milongueiro: It is important that all the participants really feel comfortable and enjoy dancing in close embrace and respect the milonguero codes, both in the way of inviting and also in the way of entering and moving in the dance floor, with all the care and respect by all.

2)  Considering it is an encuentro, where intensity grows as we live it and share it, our presence is also very important to maximize the possibility of the experience to be even deeper. Due to that, we give attention to the participants registering to the full event of milongas.

3) Due to the gender balance importance and the concern of having the same number of leaders and followers so that we can all enjoy the encuentro experience at its best. Registration in couples is not mandatory. We recommend that in any registration in couple, both elements fully respect the previous points.

4)  A Promotora is not a close event for friends only. Friends are essential and naturally welcome, but we always seek to give to new friends the opportunity to share the intensity of these days with us.

5)  Finally, the order of inscriptions is a factor that we respect and consider as a form of sequencing the participants after considering the previous principles.

Therefore, in order to have the maximum transparency in this process and to prevent all the participants from feeling hurt or disrespected we will follow these principles as we believe this is the best way we found to give everyone the same care, respect and consideration.

The team of the Encuentro A Promotora,

Silencio Azul, Teresa Eusébio, André Pires e Markus Kruse


Pack Milongas (9 to 12 of february): 100€

(Non-alcoholic drinks and snacks included)

Additional Milonga (february  13): 10€

Saturday Lunch: 22€

Monday Lunch: 22€

Prices Program


22H00----22H30:  Reception and welcoming

22h30----02h00: Milonga with Dj André Pires


13H00-----15H00: Lunch

15H00----19H00: Milonga with Dj Markus Hühn

22h00-----02h00: Milonga with Dj Patrícia Santos


14H00----14H45 Guided tour to Promotora

15H00----19H00: Milonga with Dj Chamaco

22h00-----02h00: Milonga with Dj Silencio


13h00-----15h00: Lunch

15H00----21H00: Milonga with Dj Gato Milongueiro



20h00-----00h00: Milonga with Dj Daniele Cecchi

Associação Promotora de Tango Social
Largo Fontainhas Nº 19 - Alcântara LISBOA,

+351  915131234   / +351 966434469

Location and contacts Accomodation



(at 800m from PROMOTORA )

Address: Travessa do Conde da Ponte  -   1300 - 141 Lisboa

Telephone: (00351) 213 605 400



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André Pires (PT)

I see the DJ as a dancer that is present in the milonga as I believe that it is a good way for having a musical selection based on the empathy with the milongueros and adjusted to the energy of the milonga.

I give special attention to the "cortinas" as a creative possibility, which, without overlaying Tango, can help to maintain the energy, calm down, serve as a transition, suggest the next "tanda"...

I regard has main principle the danceability of the themes because I believe that it is in the tune with the music that we all can live a richer Tango experience.

Markus Hühn (Kassel) started tango Djing in 2008.Set: 4t-4t-3m-4t-4t-3v I always do my best leading all dancers into a smooth ronda. My music is a balance between familiar tangos, giving you confidence and some unexpected tunes – specially from the early 30ties. At the moment my set is full of rhythmic and energetic music from the golden age of tango. You need not to think – dance!

Markus Hühn (DE)

"Patrícia was born in the city of Porto (Portugal) and discoverd tango in 2005. Five years later she began Djing in milongas. As a milonguera she believes in the impact that music can produce in the dance/milonga and, in this sense, while she is Djing, tries to enfatize the orquestras that, is her own view, allow the dancefloor to keep its proper order and that also create a unique feeling of sharing between milongueros that, in that moment and space can (re)find themselves.

She also organizes the encontro milonguero Ensueños.

 Dj Patrícia Santos (Pt)

Chamaco (IT)

Dj Silêncio (Pt)

For me, djing is an art of caring about what drives us to dance – the music.

This task takes anyone that wishes to do it well to study all his life.

I expect a tango dj to have the ability to put himself in the place of everyone in the dancefloor (and in the milonga) and, therefore, chose with coherence, focus on the dancefloor, intelligence, altruism and intuition.

I choose carefully each musical piece and try to find, among the variety of the “musical emotions” the ones that best harmonizes with each “milonguero”.

I start with the “spirit of each Orquestra Típica” and, with each dancer, I aim to choose and contribute so that each and every single one present in the milonga can live a beautiful and happy experience.

To Dj in traditional milongas an Encuentros milongueros is a responsibility I treasure because with “milongueros” giving deep importance to the love for the embrace and (the interpretation) of the music. Also due to this the milonga is, already, closer to the feeling of “a dance heaven”

 Dj Gato Milongueiro (Pt)

It's a huge privilege for me to prepare and care for the milonga DJing – after all, it's all about the hard and demanding care needed for all the "milongueros" of the ball room...

...y siga el Tango!

I started Djing in 2007, and little by little I have found my own style, mostly built upon a balance between rhythm-based and melody-based tandas. 90% of my selection comes from the 1935-1945 period (golden age), with a few excursion into the 1930-35 period. After many Years of djing in all sorts of milongas and international events, I have developed my own approach to the dj's role. I think the DJ relates with the dancing crowd just like in a couple a leader relates with a follower: the DJ, just like a leader, has the privilege and the burden of proposing (without IMposing) something to the dancing crowd gaining little by little the trust of the follower (the dancing crowd). Just as a couple starts with simple steps, usually my evenings are mostly based upon the well-known orchestras from the golden age, and in the peak hours of a Milonga you'll rarely miss D'Arienzo, Di Sarli, Biagi, Calò, Fresedo, Canaro and Troilo. So, just as I believe that a good dancer is not the one who shows off steps to the partner and the audience, I believe that a good dj is the one that uses with great moderation “unheard gems”, which, to me, are like spices: a little spice is good, it adds to the flavour, too much just covers the taste of the main food...

 Daniele Cecchi (IT)

Daniele Cecchi (Dani “El Ingeniero”) is the resident DJ of the milonga "El Bailongo de los Domingos", which is held at the Salon Cascabelito in Rome. He often plays music in other milongas in Rome, including the “Venerdì milonguero di Traspié” in San Pancrazio, the “Pratica del lunedì” and the milonga "La Divina" organised by Anna Maria Ferrara and Pino Bongiorno and the Saturday milonga at Tango Loft. In 2016 he also participated as a DJ at the meeting "Roma Milonguera" organized by the Traspié association and in August 2017 he was invited to the milonga "A Promotora" in Lisbon. The music he offers is the most suitable for dancing in the “milonguero” style, music from the '30s and' 40s with sporadic incursion in more recent periods, but always in respect of the purest tradition. A distinctive feature of the selections is definitely the use of a video projector to provide details on the “tanda” in progress (orchestra, titles, singer, recording year, pictures) and to show the videos of the “cortinas”.

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