Graciela Figari

Real name: Figari, Graciela
(17 October - )
Place of birth:
Rosario (Santa Fe) Argentina

he was born in Rosario, Provincia de Santa Fe, into a tango family. His father was bandoneon player -in his youth- in the orchestra led by Abel Bedrune. She studied dancing, piano playing by the time she was a law student, and was also member of the university choir of Rosario conducted by Cristian Hernández Larguía.

Her debut as tango singer was in 1987 at the Auditorium of Radio Nacional Rosario where she shared the stage with consecrated figures of the city. She was introduced by the Rosario female singer Angelita de La Mata who had a long career and was her patroness.

Her first steps were guided by maestro Orlando Trujillo who wrote music arrangements to back her. Later she began to sing with trios and tango aggregations of Rosario and its surroundings, appearing on radios and television channels.

She appeared in cultural events about tango history and the poets of tango like: La Cumbre Mundial del Tango (World Tango Summit), the Congreso de la Lengua (Congress of the Language), La Música Grande (The Great Music). She performed at the Humberto de Nito Amphitheater and at the National Monument to the Flag.

She was awarded by tango societies and clubs and was nominated in 2003 and winner in 2004 of the Premio Musi as female vocalist given by the Musicians Union of Rosario and the Fundación Musimedios, and a special mention by the Rosario Tango Group “Julián Centeya”.

Fond of Argentine movies, she presented in 2007 Graciela Figari de Película, a show that takes film excerpts and songs of classic pieces of the gold period of cinema like “Madreselva”, “Besos brujos”, “Monte criollo”, “La fuga”, “La vuelta de Rocha”, “Historia del 900”, “La sombra de Safo”, among others, accompanied by Néstor Madeo on guitar and announced by Raúl Mendoza, broadcaster and tango man of Rosario.

She shared the bill with Nelly Omar, Hugo Marcel, Abel Córdoba, Carlos Cristal, Carlos Rossi, María Garay, Nelly Vázquez, Rubén Juárez, Enrique Dumas and Jorge Valdez.

She recorded her first disc, Equipaje, in 2003, accompanied by the guitarists Carlos Peralta, Mario Benítez and Néstor Madeo.