MARILÍ MACHADO describes herself as a Porteña by birth but adores her native Córdoba, Province of Buenos Aires, and loves singing national songs. She graduated as a teacher of children’s theatre at the (Jolie Libois) Libertador San Martín theatre, in Córdoba. She studied singing with soprano Patricia González, Guillermo Parmigiani, Sebastián Mazzoni, and continues training with Marcelo Velazco Vidal, Guitar with Samy Mielgo.
She is a singer, musician, composer, actress and teacher. She began her career as a soloist in 1991, after forming part of vocal groups, such as the “Trío de los hermanos Machado” (together with her brothers José Luis and Patricia), Vocal group “País”, and “Antares” and “Raigal” groups.
She was the “Revelation Voice” of Jesús María 1992 and Cosquín 1994 festivals and performed in different stages of the world as a soloist and was on stage singing in Spain and Italy with Roberto Herrera´s Company, in Germany, Netherlands, France, Austria, Belgium and Romania with Nuevo Tango Quintet, in Japan, South Korea with Cecilia and Oscar Gauna’s Company, in Brazil, Nicaragua, Panama and Chile at Piazzolla Tango directed by master Juan Pugliano, and of course, all across Argentina taking part in various festivals where she supported performances of Horacio Guarany, Cuty Roberto and Carabajal. “I was honoured to play with very acclaimed musicians from Córdoba where she also participated in Mujeres de Córdoba’s CD songs hosted by Eladia Blázquez.”
Marilí was a cultural representative (2003), sponsored by the Argentine Chancellery for Europe. She had over 100 presentations on stage in her five tours around Japan from 1993 to 2004 with Los Laikas, then with orchestras of Orlando Tripodi and Alberto Di Paulo, with whom she recorded for the Japanese Victor RCA, and lastly with Osvaldo Montes and Anibal Arias.
Ms. Machado was the female voice of the Company “Forever Tango” during six months in the USA in 1996. Later, she returned to the United States in 2016 to sing for the Argentine Independence Day in New Orleans. She received an invitation from the Orchestra of Juan de Dios Filiberto, directed by Osvaldo Piro and the “Octango” of Lucho Servidio. Marilí was able to perform accompanied by excellent dancers of the size of Graciela Cabrera, Verónica Gardella y Marcelo Bernardez, Mayoral and Elsa María, among others.
From 2007 to 2011 she was part of the stable cast of “Piazzolla Tango”. Marilí performed in Germany with the concert Mujeres Argentinas”, she sang the “Misa Criolla”, together with the Choir Friedesch Palast in Berlin. Moreover, she participated in several festivals abroad, Plai festival in Timisoara (Romania), also Músicas del mundo in the Teatro Principal de Mao, in Menorca (Spain) with Menorcan pianist Marco Mezquida, while alternating her tours around Japan. She shared the stage with Joan Manuel Serrat and the French singer ZAZ at these festivals. She released a song in the CD IL sole che Verra by singer Pippo Pollina. Since 2002 ant to date, every year for 17 years she has toured Germany where she has recorded a CD La Canción Nuestra for German firm Aton Records. By herself or sharing with renowned musicians from Argentina and Germany, she performed on stages all across Germany with Intillimani, Gerd Schinkel, Tomas Schuld, el Monte, Samy Mielgo, Coco Fernández, Gabriel Merlino, Olvido Ruiz, with writer Jan Cornelius and Nordakas, among others, with whom she took part in a concert for the refugees in Germany.
As an actress and singer, she participated in La Novicia rebelde en el teatro Opera, Che, the Argentine Musical, and El Conventillo de la paloma. Marilí has also performed in La Magia de los caminos by Patricia Corradini with Arturo Bonin, Héctor Romero, Juan Martinez, Arturo Zeballos, Osvaldo Avena, Pablo Alexander, Carmen Mesa and is currently part of the cast of Recordando a Federico by P. Corradini with Lidia Catalano, H. Romero, Carmen Mesa and Osvaldo Avena.
She opened the Granada Tango Festival in March 2018, in July of the same year, she sang in the theatre Colon of Mar del Plata, in the closing of the Piazzolla week, and in December 2018 in Café Tortoni. Since July 2018 and for what goes of 2019, she has sung in IVO Café of Mar del Plata, and will continue throughout the year. In March of 2019, she sang at the opening of the cycle of concerts organized by SADAIC, in homage to Women´s Day. Last May 31st, she presented her latest album “Agitando pañuelos”, in co-production with Samy Mielgo at the Monteviejo theatre in Buenos Aires.
Marilí has planned to continue this year with the presentation of the CD Agitando pañuelos and her show Celebrando a Mercedes, with the authorship and script of Leonardo Coire, under the artistic direction of acclaimed actor and director with the “El Monte” duo, and Osvaldo Avena in percussion and guests like Samy Mielgo among others.
Ms. Machado has recorded more than 10 albums throughout her career as a soloist, the following are just to name a few songs: Quimera, La Canción de Nosotros, Contraluz, Fruto de Amores, A Mercedes I (2013) which was declared of cultural interest by the Ministry of Culture in Argentina, A Mercedes II (2014) and Agitando pañuelos (2018). Last June 10th, she was awarded the Tablas prize for her impeccable career, constant work and permanence in the media. She has been awarded the “Tablas sorpresa” prize this 2019.