Kaja Keil as DJ in Tango Port Tallinn 2019

DJ Kaja Keil

Kaja thinks of herself as a pure social tango dancer and from time to time as a hobby DJ. She started learning Argentine tango naturally and spontaneously while living in Buenos Aires in 2005 for a longer period of time. She found herself there in the era of ladies and gentlemen from the 1920s/30s – a period where her soul always seemed to belong to. Close contacts with many Argentine musicians and later experience of running her own milonga over eight years in Germany have deepened her understanding and knowledge of tango music and history.

As a tango DJ, Kaja trusts her inner voice and tries to create a particular and special atmosphere for every single milonga, considering the mood of the dancers at the pista at a given moment in time. She also carefully selects her cortinas, which have to support the whole structure of the evening. Telling stories with her music and maybe not being too sophisticated. Her favourite orchestras keep changing but she favours the classical build-up of a milonga, starting from simple rhythms with good energy and reaching the dramatic and melancholic moments, thus leading the dancers through a kaleidoscope of emotions throughout the evening.