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milonga dj Chimi-Churri
29 May 2019 @ 21:00 - 01:00
Dj Chimi-Churri (Jimini Hignett) was born in the UK, but earned her nickname as ‘hot’ DJ in the salons of Buenos Aires. (For the uninitiated, Chimi-Churri is a spicy, chili sauce.)
She has DJ-ed in well-known tango salons such as Canning, La Nacional, Las Malevas and in Bruno and Rocío’s milonga La Mandrilera, as well as other milongas in, and far beyond, the Argentinean capital. These include the ETI, a tango festival with over 1.300 dancers ranging in age from 14 to 84!
Chimi-Churri plays classic tangos organised in traditional tandasalternated with valses and milongas, but occasionally she also enjoys challenging a more experienced dance public with a tanda from a contemporary orchestra, such as Romantica Milongera or Tango Bardo, who give their own interpretation to the old classics. She loves the challenge of fitting the music to the mood, and enticing as many dancers onto the floor as possible… nothing obscure or ‘interesting’, just good danceable music to make your feet itch to dance. (Friends have taken to calling her ‘the dancing dj’ as she herself is often unable to keep still… so feel free throw her a cabeceo once the tanda is up and running!)