The duo was formed in 2015 when Marco Grancelli and María Cabral met in Buenos Aires, in the choir Cuerdo Vocales. Soon after, they realized that they both shared the same passion for South
American folklore and started to perform together on Buenos Aires stages.
In 2017, they recorded their first album, Colocho, and went on a tour around Europe afterward. They threw more than 50 concerts in various countries like Spain, France, Germany, Belgium, and Switzerland. Since they had such an enriching experience with the tour, they decided to settle in southwest France, where they not only felt warmly welcomed but also found a great place to take appreciation of the stimulating cultural European’s scenario.
In 2018, they recorded their second album called La campana, which mainly focuses on them as a vocal duo, with guitar, cuatro, and Venezuelan maracas. Also, within the same year, they performed at multiple renowned festivals, such as Río Loco (Toulouse), Les Méridiennes (Tours), Les Suds (Arles), Borgo Sonoro (Italy), and Szolnay (Hungary), and participated in radio broadcasts like Ocora Couleurs du Monde (France Musique).
Furthermore, Aguamadera is also keen on collaborating with fellow artists, and one of them is “Las Hermanas Caronni”. Together, they have recorded a co-written composition and shared stages multiple times.
In this opportunity, with their new album Las historias que han dejado (the stories they left behind), the duo features compositions inspired by multiple genres, such as the Argentine chacarera, zamba or huayno, Venezuelan joropo, merengue, gaita zuliana, and Peruvian waltz, with the incorporation of the bass and percussion.
The album was recorded in Buenos Aires under the artistic direction of Elizabeth Morris (two-times winner of the International Festival of Viña del Mar), and the collaboration of great South-American artists like the singers Raly Barrionuevo and Marta Gómez.
Moreover, in their upcoming concerts, Aguamadera will be playing as a quartet, thanks to the participation of Julien Rieu de Pey on electric bass, and Vanesa Garcia on percussion. Las historias que han dejado will be available on digital platforms on January 7th, 2022. Whereas, its physical format will be released on January 21st, with the distribution of Quart de Lune/ UVM Distribution. Additionally, the duo will be hosted at The Parisian festival AU FIL DES VOIX at Paris Music Factory on February 16th, 2022
Marco Grancelli lead singing, vocals, guitar, venezuelan cuatro and musical production.
Born in Buenos Aires, child of a cultural journalist and an instruments seller Marco was raised in an artistic environment where professional musicians regularly passed by. He started playing guitar when he was 11 years old and was working as a professional musician by the age of 18. He took lessons of Brazilian percussion, vocal technique, music theory, as well as of various instruments such as the venezuelan cuatro and the mandolin. He also worked as an arranger and conductor in different music groups. These experiencies made him a polyvalent producer in south american folkloric music. In recent years he took part in the choirCuerdos vocales singing as a tenor and also conducted a group of brazillian samba called Sambeleza.
María Cabral lead singing,vocals, venezuelan cuatro and maracas.
Born in Posadas (Misiones province, Argentina), she starts her music studies at the age of 8 with piano lessons. After some years she takes singing lessons and right after she becomes part of the Children Choir of the National University of Misiones. After that she continues her studies with different teachers. Her curiosity leads her to learn other instruments like guitar, venezuelan cuatro, maracas and also music theory. Simultaneously, she starts studying Pshycology at the Universidad del Salvador in Buenos Aires, but decided to follow a different path and graduates as a Music Therapist in the same renowned institution. In the last few years she participated in various projects: she was a member in a duo of composers, called Hadzicabral, she sang as a soprano for Cuerdos Vocales, a choir devoted to agentinian folclor, and La Ceiba, where she is working at present.