DJ Tuli
United Kingdom

Winner of the “Lifetime Salsa Award” at the Berlin Salsa Congress 2019. Runner-up for “Best Tropical DJ” at the Lukas Awards 2018. Originally from Venezuela, DJ Tuli has been spinning salsa, mambo, guaguancó, cha-cha, bachata and other Latin sounds nationally and internationally, working for some of the best salsa organisers in the UK as well as co-hosting the popular radio show called “The Latin Explosion” broadcasted live from the Colourful Radio studios at the Africa Centre – London.

She also regularly DJs in the UK for the likes of:

  • Mambo City (London)
  • Pexava (London)
  • Salsa, Bachata Social Club (Reading)
  • House of Mambo (Watford)
  • Salsatricity (Herts)
  • Salsa Mish (St Albans)


And has been guest DJ in previous years for Palladium Mambo, Incognito Dance, SOS, Metrolatina, Salsa Contigo UK, Ritmo Latino, ABCD, as well has having had the privilege to DJ at one of London’s most famous club: Ministry of Sound.   

On an international level, she has had the amazing opportunity of DJ-ing at some great European and other salsa festivals / events around the world such as:

  • Mambo City’s 5 Star Salsa Congress (London)
  • Berlin Salsa Congress (Germany)
  • Salsa Spring Festival (Greece)
  • Mzansi Cape Town Salsa Festival (South Africa)
  • Salsa Beach Splash (Croatia)
  • Salsa Addicted Festival (Romania)
  • Irish Salsa Congress (Ireland)
  • Scottish Salsa Festival (Scotland)
  • Crystal Salsa Festival (Poland)
  • Budapest Salsa Festival (Hungary)
  • Berlin Salsa Convention (Germany)
  • Power Salsa Festival (Slovenia)
  • O’Sullivans (Paris)
  • Salsa Latina Istriana (Croatia)
  • Baltic Summer Festival (Lithuania)
  • Prague Salsa Marathon (Czech Republic)
  • Salsation Festival (Germany)
  • Johannesburg Salsa Festival (South Africa)

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Tuli started listening and dancing to Salsa music from an early age; passion for which only grew stronger after coming to the UK, performing regularly at a Salsa venue back in the early 90’s called “Down Mexico Way”….then in the 00’s she joined the Mambolifestyle Dance Company (directed by Irene Miguel) which also led to dance performances across the UK and abroad.

Although, DJ-ing has been a fairly recent undertaking for Tuli, this has been a thoroughly enjoyable learning curve & she is committed to continuously update her knowledge in Latin music scene and becoming a well accomplished DJ. 

Jose Diaz & Nerea Perez
The Netherlands

Jose “La Salsa” Diaz, began his dancing career in 2006 under the direct supervision of Osmar Perrones, director of Yamulee Dance Company. He trained diligently and in August 2006 he did his first performance with Bajari de Yamulee.  A year and a half later Osmar invited Jose to become part of Yamulee’s professional team. Jose debut as a member of the professional team at the 2008 Salsa Congress in Munich, Germany. He has traveled both nationally and international performing with Yamulee Dance Company and has participated and assisted in teaching workshops in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boston, Las Vegas, Montreal, Toronto, Sweden, Holland, London, England, Milano, France, Chile, Peru, Zurich, Venezuela and Spain just to name a few. When not traveling he served as an instructor at Yamulee Dance Studio as well as dance instructor at a local Elementary school in the Bronx. Jose launched his professional solo dance career in December 2011 and has teamed up with Nerea Perez of Milan Italy to begin the next phase and journey in his salsa endeavors. 

DJ Dmitri Matalka
Jordan / Germany

Dmitri is originated from Jordan, but 16 years of his life he spent in Dubai and recently he has moved to Germany. He was introduced to salsa for the first time in the year 2000 and from the very beginning he was interested in dancing itself and collecting salsa music. His love for Latin music inspired him to do more than dancing- after few years of personally collecting music he started his journey as a DJ. Dmitri had his meteoric rise as a DJ on the international Latin DJ circuit and has been working across the Europe, Middle East and Asia ever since. A passionate vinyl collector Dmitri is known for creating sets that blend classical salsa with modern favourite tracks that keep the dance floor full. He is not only a DJ, but also experienced dancer who knows what music makes salsa lovers move. Nowadays Dmitri is one of the most wanted DJs to be chosen for congress and festival organisers across the world. 

Hotel “Žemaitės”

The hotel is situated 2 minutes away from the festival venue.

Zemaites str. 15, LT-03118 Vilnius, Lithuania
Phone: +370 5 213 31 93

More about the hotel: www.hotelzemaites.lt

You can book a room for special festival rates, by sending an email to ivona@hotelzemaites.lt with a subject SALSA.

Single room – 42 EUR/night
Double room (1/2 persons) – 48 EUR/night
Tripple room – 66 EUR/night
LUX (1/2 persons) – 74 EUR/night

City tax: 1 EUR per persn/night
Breakfast is included




Moe Flex
United Kingdom

Moe Flex is one of the most exciting, inspiring and entertaining choreographers on the international Latin dance scene today! With the biggest smile in salsa, his boundless enthusiasm for dance is impossible to ignore and he has gained his reputation through sheer determination and talent. As a leading authority in the field of dance, rhythm and body movement, Moe’s unique style of teaching is now recognised Internationally and he takes his workshops and shows to congresses and events all over the world. By adding his own personal touch to everything he does, Moe makes every dance experience a positive and memorable one and always leaves you wanting more. He really is an inspiring and motivational role model for all performing artists and celebrities and has worked with the likes of Rolldeep, Tim Westwood, 50 cent, Blu Cantrell, Craig David, Guy Ritchie & Madonna.

DJ Willy
The Netherlands

DJ Willy is originally from Surinam ( South America) and that’s where he began his career as a DJ spinning disco, house, R&B and Latin music as early as 1980. The club where he worked for almost 8 years became the most popular one in the country and still is.

In 1992 Willy moved to Holland and one year later he was asked to work for the famous then Latin Club Margarita’s in Amsterdam, where he was spinning mainly salsa and R&B. As salsa was getting very popular in the 90s, he was invited to play music at many salsa parties in Amsterdam and other neighbouring cities. At present, DJ Willy is still a favourite DJ at all the major salsa clubs and events all over Holland and Belgium.

Willy has performed as a DJ next to all the great salsa artists who came to Holland like Grupo Niche, Guyacan, Soneros del Barrio, Jimmy Bosch, Issac Delgado, Manolito y su Trabuco, Spanish Harlem Orchestra, José Alberto El Canario and the greatest till now Eddie Palmieri. He has also been spinning at international congresses in Amsterdam, Haarlem, Barcelona, Paris, Brussels, Sofia, Dusseldorf, Bucharest, Paramaribo ( Salsuri ), in salsaclubs in Kopenhagen, Munich and other citys in Europe and outside.

DJ Latin Master
The Netherlands

Leonard started his DJ carrier over 22 years ago but he is currently best known as DJ Latin Master on the salsa scene. Over many years of dancing in different countries, Leo created a unique style which he readily demonstrates through social dancing. Apart from great dancing skills, he is recognized as one of the best Salsa DJs in Holland. He has also performed in many European countries and a number of places around the globe spinning various styles of music from 60s and 70’s guaguanco to mambo, Cuban, New York salsa, Bachata and Kizomba.

Picture taken at Ahinama Salsa & Bachata Festival.

DJ Rain
Estonia

Prior to salsa, Rain was a heavy listener and collector of funk, soul, jazz and Brazilian music. Since getting to dance salsa, he has devoted himself entirely to this music genre. Rain started deejaying salsaa in January 2007, first at socials and then gradually in many salsa spots in Tallinn. Throughout this time, he has been growing with Estonian salsa scene, learning from it and pushing its musical boundaries. DJ at the London 2nd Sexy and Sensual Latin Dance Festival 2010, Latvia Salsa festival since 2010, Tallinn Salsa Festival 2009, 2010 and 2011, Vilnius Salsa festival since 2011, resident DJ at weekly salsa nights in Tallinn, also resident DJ at big monthly salsa events in Tallinn. It is with sheer joy and dedication that Rain shares his love for salsa music and its best/most passionate aspects with all the fellow-dancers!

Randy Castilla
Peru / Australia

Originally from Peru, grew up on a diet of his parents favorite music consisting of a wide range of Afro-latin beats. Always on the lookout for new/old records during his travels, his vinyl collection has a variety of the dancing kind.

DJ Minis
Lithuania

Ieva aka Minis started djing officially in 2015, with asuccessful guest mix debut on national radio show “TropicalSoundclash”.

Moving forward with her passion for music, Ieva now hosts the only radio show about Salsa music in Lithuanian – “Lit Salsa Show” on “World Salsa Radio”. She also became a part of “CoBeatParty” movement and is rapidly increasing her Salsa vinyl collecion.

She plays in every SalsaSisters event, gladly DJs for other salsa events in Lithuania and outside the country, gathering experience and inspiring dancers with her tender and graceful selections covering the full spectrum of salsa music.