DJ LaRisa (Belarus-Finland)

Larisa has been a regular DJ at Minsk milongas since 2013, including her own “Mariposa” milonga. She has also played at international events in Moscow, St. Peterburg, Warsaw, Tallinn, Vilnius, Istanbul, Riga, Stuttgart, Nizhny Novgorod, and of course in Minsk and Finland.

She is the organizer of marathons Minsk Tango Fusion (Belarus) and Midsummer Tango Fusion (Finland).

About herself she says: “As a professional musician, on the one hand, and as a hostess enjoying having guests in her home, on the other hand, I try to treat tangueros to something delicious and serve the musical treats in the right order allowing to lay emphasis on the taste of every dish.

I prefer Golden Age music. I think that even Mozart would have praised the brilliant performance of the orchestras of that period. Sometimes I can fool around, including a tanda or two of the music from the later periods. My favorite orchestras change with time, but my beloved D’Arienzo will always remain my all-time passion!”.

I also pay attention to cortinas – depending on dancers, venue and time of the milonga. I try to select something special for the guests. It’s important for me to make people dance, embrace and smile a lot at the milonga.