We are delighted to have scheduled these talented DJs for EMAbq 2023. (More TBA).

Christopher Nassopoulos

Christopher Nassopoulos has been dancing, teaching, and deejaying Argentine tango since 1993. He is a “traditional” deejay and social dancer in the strongest sense of the word, having learned about the music from old-school deejays and milongueros in Buenos Aires in the 1990s, during an era of tango when “alternative” songs meant playing valses and milongas. Christopher cares deeply about the musical arrangements, particularly those with unheralded bass lines that help define and describe the followers walking and allow the couple to settle in to calm breathing and graceful dancing. If the dancers trust the deejay, and each tanda contains complimentary songs and energy and flows naturally into the next, then each new partner is a supportive  fellow musician. Christopher plays the arrangements that experienced dancers know and love, so they can go out and effortlessly be their best, without having to rethink or reimagine the music.

Michelle McRuiz

Michelle McRuiz has been a tango DJ for 12 years. She has danced Argentine tango for 15 years and has done some form of dance since the age of 9. Michelle combines her deep love for golden-age tango music, innate musicality, and trustworthy ear to create tandas that flow, build energy, and keep pulling dancers back onto the floor. She DJs regularly at milongas and practicas in Albuquerque and Santa Fe and has been a popular DJ at festivals, marathons, encuentros, and various milongas in New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, Colorado, California, Texas, Idaho, and England.

Paul Akmajian

Paul Akmajian has been dancing tango for 25 years and DJing for the last 21. In addition to being a regular DJ in Albuquerque and Santa Fe, Paul has DJ’d nationally and internationally at numerous major festivals, marathons, and encuentros, including Portland, Denver, Albuquerque, Tucson, Phoenix, Los Angeles, Salt Lake City, Seattle, Chicago, Baltimore, Charleston and many places in between. As a DJ, Paul works hard to keep everyone energized and dancing by playing the highest-quality, most familiar, time-tested and dancer-approved music from the Golden Age of Tango.