Emre Korkut Or

I was born in Ankara in 1968

After completing my elementary and high school study in Adana, I came to Ankara for my college education and settled here.

During this time, although I tried to play different instruments, I realized I would never profess any of them as successful as I wish to, so I decided to deal with music on other channels.

Since my university years, I played music on different occasions. In the meantime, I grew a desire to make radio programs which I could realize in 1999.

In 1999, together with my dear friend Mehmet TÜMER, I began to make “Tavanarasi” program on RadyoODTU, where I had a chance to play my extensive archive made up of classic rock music.

During this time, being unable to dodge my wife’s insistent demands, I started the Argentine Tango. Our first instructors Figen and Servet MORAN caused us to love this dance by making us convince that even I can do the tango. Later on, the tango, especially the tango music grew into a desire in me which led me to start making my own music archive. Meanwhile, with Ali ISIKLI who taught tango in the same school, I began to make a radio program “Tangora” on RadyoODTU which was the second tango program at that time in Turkey.

During this time, I began my DJ career by making music in different milongas in Ankara. For a while, we organized our own milongas with Ali ISIKLI.

Our daughter was born in 2005. In order to spend more time with her, I stopped doing radio shows which I really enjoyed. But since my passion continued, I commerced “TangoPort”, a portal dedicated to tango music and videos. Later, I stated the “TangoPort Radio” under “TangoPort” which gave me a chance to return to radio programming.

From 2009 onwards, I started DJing in milongas again. I played at a festival for the first time during Antalya Tango Meeting. After this eight-hour-long performance, I began to play at festivals and larger organizations.

I concentrated my amateur photography on this area after I started tango from which you can find samples in the Gallery section. All of the pictures on this site belong to me.

Academia Tango Meeting
May 19 Tango Festival

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