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Singer, percussionist, charango player, producer and composser.

She has eight albums: ¡Churo! (children´s music 2016), Vallista (2015), Sangre Buena (2013), Churita (2010) Florcita de Amancay (children´s music 2010), Margarita y Azucena (2007), Deslumbre (2005) and Lumbre (2002).

Gardel award* winner in 2017, Best Children’s Album; 2016 and 2011 Best Female Folklore Album; Clarín award winner 2005 as Folklore revelation.
Her solo project has taken her to 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.

Since 2005 she works with argentine fashion designer Martin Churba for Tramando, they have presented works in Argentina and Japan. Churba is in charge of Mariana´s guardrobe and art direction (www.tramando.com)

She works with Mario Paz’s family, Santiago del Estero province craftmen, representing their drums “bombo legüero” and “cajas chayeras”.

Mariana´s unique approach to music has turned her into a referent in argentinian and Latin American music scene for more than a decade. Owner of a priviledge voice and a wide vocal range that covers all kind of musical pieces, printing in them a personal touch.
Her music has conquered Japan, one of the most complex scenarios in the world, there she travels every year to edit her work. With eight solo albums she is also a special guest star in many others artists albums. Her percussion set is made of local instruments.

Mariana is the first female argentine percussionist to use feet accessories to play music and also encourages her students to do it.
She is also the teacher of a new generation of women that follow her path, aesthetics and example. Baraj has developed her own style as regards as singing with “caja” and has installed her “Solo set”, making her a pioner in combining singing and percussion adding new instruments to argentine folkloric music. She is really an example of commitment to music, independet work, and a permanent searcher of her ancestral roots.

Her musical works stand out because of the dedicate art, aesthethics, photography and sound, and have been awarded many times.
(*) Gardel is the most important music award in the country.

National and International Festivals:
2017 Ulsan World Music Festival, ULSAN, SOUTH KOREA.
Jeonju International Sori Festival, JEONJU, SOUTH KOREA.
Festival AMERICANTO, Luán de Cuyo, MENDOZA, ARGENTINA.
Festival Cultura Campo JUNIN, BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA.
2016 Patria Grande Festival (Tecnopolis) SALTA, ARGENTINA.
Vendimia National Festival. MENDOZA, ARGENTINA.
2015 Japan Tour. JAPAN.
Curanto National Festival. BARILOCHE, ARGENTINA.
Honey National Festival. SAN MARCOS SIERRAS, ARGENTINA.
2014 Tradition Festival. SAN ANTONIO DE ARECO, ARGENTINA.
Poncho Festival. CATAMARCA. ARGENTINA.
2013 Sukiyaki meets the world. JAPAN.
2011 Poncho Festival. ARGENTINA.
Charangos of the world festival. ARGENTINA.
Patria Grande Festival. ARGENTINA
Ollinkan Festival. MEXICO.
Sukiyaki meets the world. JAPAN.
Changoo world music workshop festival. SOUTH KOREA.
2009 IX Salvador de Bahía Cultural Market. BRAZIL.
XXVII Curitiba Music workshop. BRAZIL.
2008 Salvador de Bahía Special Edition Cultural Market. BRAZIL.
2007 Rudolstadt Festival. GERMANY.
XQ Integral Percussions Beat Valls Festival. SPAIN.
Auditori Percussion Festival. SPAIN.
2004 Black Atlantic Festival Haus der Kulturen de welt Berlin. GERMANY.
2003 Salvador de Bahía Cultural Market. BRAZIL.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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