Milonga with DJ GRAPPA (Raymond Lauzzana)
join us for a special Milonga experience with DJ GRAPPA (Raymond Lauzzana) who is currently staying as a guest in Hamburg.
If you do not have any experience in dancing, you will be very well entertained by the nice music, by watching the dancers, drinking a glass of delicious wine, chatting and enjoying the unique atmosphere. Anybody can join!
PLEASE NOTE: This event does NOT contain an introductory class! It is a dance evening for dancers of all levels.
Looking forward to meeting you on the dancefloor!
Some information about Ray:
Raymond Lauzzana, publisher of 'Modern Tango World, magazine.
Raymond is a retired computer science professor that has taught computer graphics and image processing around the world. He was one of the founders of ISEA, the International Society for Electronic Arts, and part of the start-up teams for Computer Graphics World and Wired magazines. As an artist, his work may be found in New York's MOMA, and many other museums.
In Protected content , he retired and has devoted himself to modern tango ever since. His dancing began in the fifties when he and some friends adapted Tango moves to Rhythm & Blues. The dance was called the the Sosh (social) or Gaylord, named after the ballroom where they danced in Detroit. Over the past fifteen years, he has been dancing modern tango, with a focus on the notion of 'move combinations', rather than 'step sequences'.
Raymond is a true musical omnivore and a member of "Asociacion de Comunicadores y Promotores del Tango Argentino (ProTango)'. His taste tends towards the deeper more passionate music. His favorite genres are NeoTango, Tango Nuevo, Guardia Vieja (international from the '20s), Blues, Soul, and selective choice from Guardia Nueva. He prefers to organize milongas into tandas, and the overall milonga into a theme.
He has DJ'd in North America, Latin America, Europe and Africa. He has also organized several milongas and neolongas, as well as festivals, including the Buenos Aires Neotango Marathon. Well-known among musicians and performers, he can coordinate/schedule performing artists, if needed.
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