Mariana Carrizo

Mariana Carrizo
The artist, Mariana Carrizo with her chayera drum
"Revelation" Award at the Cosquin Folk Festival, Argentina


She was an Argentinian weaver, a salt flat worker and a shepherdess capable of joy even after her people were massacred by the conquerors.
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  • country:Argentina
  • style(s):Folk, Indigenous
  • label:not signed
  • type:Solo, Quartet
  • gender:male, female, child
  • instrumentation:instrumental, vocal, a cappella, percussion, string, woodwind, singer songwriter, unplugged, guitar
  • artist posted by:Jengibre Music Consulting & Business

Line up

  • Alejandro Tula (percussion instruments)
  • Chino Carrillo y Daniel D’Amico (zamponas, erke, toyos, andean wind instruments )
  • Chumy Cardoso (Guitar criolla, Charango, string instruments)
  • Clavito Riera (Bandoneon)
  • Juanjo Velazquez (Bass)
  • Mariana Carrizo (voice, tinya doble drums, chayera drum)


world music/ folklore/ andean root music/ fusión

She has a unique singing style inspired by the Andean tradition. She mixes ancestral root music with other genres like jazz, classical and other kinds of root music of the world.
Raised by her grandmother, a shepherdess from the Andean region of Argentina, she received the ancestral wisdom that today gives texture to her singing.
She sings and performs in festivals and productions mainly in USA, Spain, Portugal, Mexico and in all Latin America.
She is often invited to perform along and record discographic work with and by famous artists from all over the world like: Dulce Pontes, Illapu, Luis Salinas, Leon Gieco, Peteco Carabajal, Dino Saluzzi, Pancho Cabral, Leo Genovese, Chaqueño Palavecino, Duo Coplanacu, Trio MJC, among others.

Winner of Consagracion Award (recognition award) in 2004 in Cosquin, Argentinean most prestigious folklore festival.

Previous disco graphic work: “Coplas de sangre”, de 2008. “Libre y Dueña”, 2004 “Coplas y Bagualas” de 1996.

- ZONDA / Folclore Argentino, a film by the Spaniard director Carlos Saura - 2015
- TOPAMIENTO DEL CANTO MADRE / Documentary, for the International Indigenous Film Festival, Ixmiquilpan, México.