Marilí Machado

Real name: Machado, Marilí
(30 May - )
Place of birth:
Buenos Aires Argentina

singer, composer, and virtuoso guitarist, she was raised in a family in which different cultural influences were combined. On her mother’s side, the tradition of the European immigrants that gave origin to tango and, on her father’s side, Argentine folk music, especially, the music of Santiago del Estero. Between those two trends she grew up and was shaping her own musical style: the synthesis betweeen folk and urban music.

Her art is based in the ductility of her voice, her playful timbre with no breaks that allows her to show, at times, an overwhelming strength and, at times, a soft intimate mood. With her voice in her personal way she carries us away to every tango corner and every spot of the Latin American popular music.

In 1992 she was Revelation at the Festival of Jesús María. In 1994 she was also Revelation at the Festival of Cosquín.

Since then and up to the present she made tours abroad with tango orchestras led by renowned maestros: Orlando Trípodi, Alberto Di Paulo, Osvaldo Montes and Aníbal Arias.

She belonged to the company Forever Tango with which she appeared at a large number of venues in the United States. In Argentine she had appeared at the most renowned theaters and auditoriums.

She made a tour of Japan with the group Los Laikas and with the tango orchestra led by Orlando Trípodi. There were 60 concerts and a compact disc was released with the music of that show. In 1995 the CD Mujeres de Córdoba was published in Córdoba, with the auspices of the municipality and sponsored by Eladia Blázquez. In it Marilí interprets three pieces backed by the Mauricio Marcelli Orchestra. In 1996 she recorded her own disc performing different genres: Quimera.

In June 2004 she returned to Japan along with Aníbal Arias and, between October and December she was in Germany to present the show Mujeres Argentinas. Her third tour of Japan was along with Alberto Di Paulo.

In Berlin she played the Misa Criolla Argentina with the Berlin Choir at the Friedesch Palast. In 2005 and 2006 she appeared at La Casona del Teatro run by Beatriz Urtubey and recorded live her new material Marilí Machado en Concierto.

In 2007 she joined the staff of Piazzolla Tango, and continues with her appearances at La Casona del Teatro, and in May was invited to appear in Musiques del Mon of the Teatre Principal in Menorca, Spain.