INTERVIEW with DJ MARIA ALDRETE

DJ Maria Aldrete will be celebrating with us at the February 2016 Tango Hop! RSVP on our event page on facebook. Her favorite picks will grace our ballroom from 9pm until 1am. Of course, the music will continue on until the last of our bunnies have hopped their last hop!

WHERE WERE YOU BORN?

Born in Oakland, California

HOW DID YOU ENCOUNTER TANGO?

After my father died, I was listening to a cd my brother made of my father’s favorite music. There were some tango songs on the cd. That led me to take a tango lesson and the rest is history.

CAN YOU DESCRIBE TANGO IN 3 WORDS?

Passion, depth, journey

WHAT’S THE BEST THING ABOUT EXCHANGING ROLES?

Best thing is putting oneself in someone else’s shoes and learning to respect each other

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE TANGO SONG/ORQUESTRA?

Favorite song: Se Va La Vida

IF YOU WERE TO WIN THE LOTTERY, HOW WOULD YOU SPEND YOUR TIME?

If I win the lottery I will help children get access to educational tools they need to give them a level playing field and I would give money to organizations that help children have access to dance and music lessons.

WHAT’S SOMETHING SECRETLY AWESOME ABOUT YOU THAT PEOPLE MAY NOT KNOW?

Nothing secretly awesome… But something not everyone knows: I am Panamanian, Norwegian and Native American Indian decent.

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