Traditional folklore, Venezuelan joropo, Argentinian chacarera, Peruvian waltz ... With Aguamadera, the journey through South American musical riches, which we know to be inexhaustible, is on its path. With classical guitar or cuatro, authors of superb arrangements, María Cabral and Marco Grancelli appropriated, in the album "La Campana", great classical titles through very personal versions, always with elegance and humility. Their new album "Las historias que han dejado" inaugurates a new sound with original compositions inspired by traditional South American rhythms and a quartet line-up with the complicity of bassist Julien Rieu de Pey and percussionist Vanesa García. The show then takes on a renewed power, keeping the original subtlety and the characteristic arrangements of the group.
Born in Posadas, in the province of Misiones, Argentina, María Cabral began studying piano at the age of eight. Then, she begins to sing and practice other instruments (guitar, cuatro, maracas). She is also interested in music therapy.
The duo formed in 2015, when Argentines Marco Grancelli and María Cabral met in the Cuerdos Vocales choir in Buenos Aires. They quickly realize that they share the same passion for South American folklore and decide to perform together on the stages of Buenos Aires.
They recorded their first album "Colocho" in 2017 and embarked on a European tour of around 50 concerts in countries such as Spain, France, Germany, Belgium and Switzerland. After this extremely positive experience, they decide to settle in France, having appreciated the value of the European cultural circuit and the warmth of the welcome they received in the southwest of France where they have made their home. In 2018, they recorded their second album "La Campana", clearly focused on a vocal duo around instruments like the guitar, the cuatro and the Venezuelan maracas with which they performed on stage.
The same year, they performed in renowned festivals such as Río Loco Toulouse, Les Méridiennes, Les Suds à Arles (F), Borgo Sonoro (I), or Szolnay (HU) and in radio broadcasts like "Ocora Couleurs du Monde" (France Musique). Aguamadera collaborates with other artists, notably Las Hermanas Caronni with whom the duo record a joint composition and share the stage on several occasions.
With "Las historias que han dejado" (the stories they left behind), Aguamadera offers this time compositions inspired by genres such as chacarera, zamba or Argentine huaynos, joropo, merengue and Venezuelan gaita zuliana and the Peruvian waltz, incorporating bass and percussions. The album was recorded in Buenos Aires under the artistic direction of Elizabeth Morris (two-time winner of the Viña del Mar International Festival) and the participation of great South American artists such as guitarist Rally Barrionuevo or singer Marta Gómez.
Marco Grancelli: vocal, guitar, cuatro, arrangementsMaría Cabral: vocal, cuatro, maracasJulien Rieu de Pey : bass guitarVanesa García : percussions