BEYONDMUSIC
Mariana Baraj

ABOUT ME

Argentinian singer, percussionist, charango player, producer and composer. With nine albums recorded I am often invited to participate in the most well known music festivals around the world in countries such as, Germany, Brazil, Chile, Uruguay, Paraguay, Spain, México, United States, Senegal, Japan, South Korea, Palestine and Israel. Argentinian Gardel award winner in 2017 (Best Children music Album) 2016 and 2011 (Best Female Folklore Album); Clarín award winner 2005 (Folklore revelation) and 2017 Latin Grammys Nominated. I had developed my “Solo set performance”, becoming a referent in combining singing and percussion adding new elements to argentine folkloric music. Throughout my 25 years of career I have also developed an inclusive community artistic project with and for children.
  • Achievement
  • Authenticity
  • Balance
  • Beauty
  • Boldness
  • Challenge
  • Citizenship
  • Community
  • Compassion
  • Contribution
  • Creativity
  • Curiosity
  • Determination
  • Fairness
  • Faith
  • Friendships
  • Fun
  • Growth
  • Happiness
  • Honesty
  • Humor
  • Influence
  • Inner Harmony
  • Justice
  • Kindness
  • Knowledge
  • Leadership
  • Learning
  • Listening
  • Love
  • Loyalty
  • Making a difference
  • Meaningful Work
  • Openness
  • Optimism
  • Peace
  • Personal fulfilment
  • Pleasure
  • Poise
  • Activism
  • Back to the land
  • Bibliophilia
  • Communal living
  • Digital lifestyle
  • Environmentalism
  • Family life
  • Fitness-focused
  • Healthy lifestyle
  • Rural lifestyle
  • Simple living
  • Spiritually-Driven
  • The-road-less-traveled

Cultural background

  • Argentina

PROJECT MUSIC

3:59
"Cuesta" English translation: "Uphill"
It is a song of hope written a day of extreme despair. Inspired by a hummingbird that seemed to be lifeless and when I approached and touched it, it took flight. It seemed to need someone's warmth or simply rested from his flight.
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123 votes
  • African
  • Fusion
  • Traditional / Folk
  • World
  • Background vocals
  • Singer
  • Singer-songwriter
  • Cuatro
  • Percussion
  • Argentina
  • Tanzania
3:07
"El clavel del aire" English translation: "Carnation of the Air"
It's a song that talks about freedom, about that free spirit that we need to blossom and fulfill. Inspired by the Carnation of the air, a plant that grows suspended in the air and that blooms anywhere, without soil.
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281 votes
PUBLIC AWARD WINNER
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CREATIVITY AWARD WINNER
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WINNER OF THE PROJECT
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  • African
  • Fusion
  • Traditional / Folk
  • World
  • Background vocals
  • Singer
  • Singer-songwriter
  • Vocal Percussion
  • Cuatro
  • Mbira / Sanza/ Thumb Piano
  • Percussion
  • Udu
  • Argentina
  • Tanzania
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