Derrick Del Pilar

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Derrick Del PilarWhen he is at the DJ station, Derrick selects the best traditional tangos, valses, and milongas with rhythm, romance, energy, playfulness, drama…whatever the dancers seem to be craving at the moment.
Besides being a dancer and DJ, Derrick is an avid student of tango culture. He holds an M.A. in Latin American Studies from UC Berkeley, and he has translated books on tango by Lidia Ferrari and Gustavo Benzecry Sabá. He regularly updates his website, www.poesiadegotan.com, with his own English translations of classic tango lyrics.
Although he took his first tango steps in Buenos Aires, Derrick considers Tucson his tango hometown. He has DJed at festivals, marathons, and local events in cities throughout the Southwest and all along the West Coast, including Albuquerque, Phoenix, Tucson, San Diego, L.A., San Francisco, Ashland, Eugene, Portland, and Seattle, as well as in his native Chicago.”