Philippe Gonella « Gitango »
Soul of milonguero, I first started djing when I created the first milonga milonguera on the French Riviera called the milonga linda. Since my first trip to Buenos Aires in 2001 I've had a precise idea of the style of tango I would like to disseminate here in the Old World. For over more than 14 years I have been playing the traditionnal pattern of tandas and cortinas. The great "epoca de oro" inspires me, the vocals in particular. Alike storytelling, I invite the dancers to evolve on a harmonious onda alternating between dynamic and sentimental moves. My cortinas enhance that rythm. Today known as Gitango I travel accross Europe, organising or djing in the different encuentros to transmit and share both the culture and the codes of the milongas porteñas. I also teach this wonderful dance.