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Singer, percussionist, producer and composer.
She has ten albums:

• Tus Ojos (2023)
• 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)

“Her aesthetic search is in the roots of folklore in a new language that opened the doors to the world. A “copla” without a name or a “zamba” from the 21st century; Salta province in Argentina or Japan, it doesn't matter... Everywhere. Talent has no time or place”
Lalo Mir, star host of Argentina's most important live music tv program, about Baraj.

Singer, percussionist, charango player, producer and composer. Mariana was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina and settled in the Province of Salta, in the northwest of this country, for almost fifteen years. Region at the foot of the Andes that borders three countries: Bolivia, Paraguay and Chile. She has ten albums as a soloist; the last of these, “TUS OJOS”, released in September 2023 and produced by the prestigious Brazilian producer, arranger and musician -Grammy winner- Swami Jr (Omara Portuondo, Buena Vista Social Club, María Bethania, Chico César…)

In 2019 she recorded her composition “El clavel del aire” at La Fabrique Studios in the South of France, artistically directed by Larry Klein -multiple Grammy-winning producer- for the World Music album “Same Sky”, ranked at No. 1 on the iTunes charts in the US, "World Music" category and Top 10 worldwide. • El clavel del aire (Link)

• 2017 Latin Grammys Nominee
• Gardel* Award winner in 2016 and 2011 Best Female Folklore Album
• Gardel Award winner in 2017 Best Children music Album
• Clarín Award winner 2005 as Folklore revelation
(*) Gardel is the most important music award in Argentina. • LINK

Her solo career has led her to participate in the most prominent festivals and projects around the world in countries such as Germany, France, Spain, Japan, Korea, the United States, Palestine, Israel, Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Uruguay, Mexico, Paraguay, Senegal and the entire Argentine Republic.

Simultaneously, together with Leo Camargo from Bolivia and her brother, the renowned drummer Marcelo Baraj, Mariana develops the organic electronic music project "COCAIBICA", combining folkloric rhythms from both countries and from other Latin American latitudes inviting to dance at times and to the introspective trance by others.

As a complement to her shows, she has permanently provided singing and percussion workshops around the world for more than 20 years and is the artistic and workshop director of the Regional Music Market "El NOA tiene que andar" in Argentina.

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