Sunday, October 22, 2006

Adriana Varela

ADRIANA VARELA is nowadays the major Tango female singer in Argentina and an artist with a unique style. Her career has grown up year by year through the constant search for expressions of the Argentinean cultural identity.

Her professional debut took place in 1991 and since then, her continuous performances have placed her in a privileged position between among the Argentinean press and musicians, who consider her "the tango's voice revelation" of the last decade.

ADRIANA VARELA was awarded with several international prizes, and she has participated in very important music festivals such us the ones that take place in Nantes (France), Paris, Granada (Spain), Porto Alegre (Brazil), the "Argentinean festival in London" (England) and the GREC of Barcelona (Spain).

Following the steps of the legendary singer POLACO GOYENECHE, her musical mentor, ADRIANA VARELA recorded songs with important tango bandoneonists such as LEOPOLDO FEDERICO and RODOLFO MEDEROS, and with the candombe Uruguayan musicians HUGO FATORUSSO, RUBEN RADA and JAIME ROSS. She has also sung songs of JOAQUIN SABINA and FITO PAEZ. That’s why ADRIANA VARELA is a complete exponent of the mixtured musical culture of the RIO DE LA PLATA, as the general area along both shores of the Río de la Plata is called.

In 1999 QUINCY JONES requested her to represent Argentina at the "Concerts of the Americas". It was the opportunity to share stage with LIZA MINELLI, PAUL ANKA, CELIA CRUZ, DANIELA MERCURY, TITO PUENTE, ARTURO SANDOVAL, RITA MARLEY and KENNY G, all of them under LALO SCHIFFRIN's artistic direction.

ADRIANA VARELA has recorded some songs specially for Argentinean film soundtracks like "FLOP" (1991); "AL CORAZON" (1996), directed by Mario Sábato and "PLATA QUEMADA"(1999), under the artistic direction of GUSTAVO SANTAOLALLA. Her voice also opens the film "TANGO", directed by the world famous spanish director Carlos Saura.

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