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Singer, percussionist, charango player, producer and composer.
She has nine albums:
Cuchi Violeta 100 años (with Fernando Barrientos 2017)
¡Churo! (children music 2016)
Vallista (2015)
Sangre Buena (2013)
Churita (2010)
Florcita de Amancay (children music 2010)
Margarita y Azucena (2007)
Deslumbre (2005)
Lumbre (2002).

Gardel award* winner in 2017, Best Children music Album
2016 and 2011 Best Female Folklore Album
Clarín award winner 2005 as Folklore revelation
2017 Latin Grammys Nominated.

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.
Mariana´s unique approach to music has turned her into a referent in Argentina and Latin American music scene for more than a decade. Owner of a privilege 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 nine 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:
2018
- Festival de la Patria Grande, SALTA.
- XIX Carrileñazo 2018, EL CARRIL, SALTA.
- LOLLAPALOOZA ARGENTINA 2018, Hipódromo de San Isidro, BUENOS AIRES.
- Fiesta Nacional de la pesca de la Corvina de Río, HERRADURA, FORMOSA.
- Fiesta de la Soberanía Patagónica, CARMEN DE PATAGONES, BUENOS AIRES.

2017
- Ulsan World Music Festival, ULSAN, SOUTH KOREA.
- Jeonju International Sori Festival, JEONJU, SOUTH KOREA.
- Festival AMERICANTO, Luján de Cuyo, MENDOZA, ARGENTINA.
- Festival Cultura Campo JUNIN, BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA.

2016
- Patria Grande Festival (Tecnópolis) 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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