Mavi Díaz & Las Folkies

Argentine Folk Music — Winner 2016 Gardel Prize for Best Alternative Folk Album

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Mavi Díaz & Las Folkies

Lead by Argentine musical powerhouse Mavi Díaz, the band Mavi Díaz & Las Folkies is reinvigorating the rich folk traditions of Argentina with their original compositions, feminine point of view and electrifying live performances.

This all-female band is deeply steeped in the Argentine folk tradition. Daughter of harmonica virtuoso Hugo Diaz, Mavi was surrounded by the best music from an early age. A pop star in her twenties as a founding member of the path-breaking group Viuda e Hijas de Roque Enroll, Mavi went on to an illustrious career as a performer, composer and vocal arranger.

After many years living and working in Spain, Mavi returned to Argentina and to her roots in the folk music of her country. She founded the band Mavi Diaz & Las Folkies in 2010 to explore new expressive possibilities within the venerable Argentine folk tradition.

“Sonqoy,” the band’s debut album, was nominated for the Gardel Award 2011 as Best New Folk Album. The band’s second album “Todo Si!” won the 2016 Gardel Prize (Argentina’s Grammy) for Best Alternative Folk Album.

The band’s energetic live performances have received standing ovations at important music festivals in Argentina and around the world.

Discography & Prizes

CDs by Mavi Díaz & Las Folkies:

Todo Si! (2016)
Sonqoy (2011)


2016 – Won Gardel Prize (Argentina’s Grammy) Best Alternative Folk Album for “Todo Si!”:
2015 – Mavi Diaz named Outstanding Person of Culture by the City of Buenos Aires
2013 – Won Gardel Prize “Best Catalogue Collection” for her production “Hugo Diaz | Antología”:
2011 – Nominated for Gardel Prize “Best New Folk Album” for “Sonqoy”
2010 – Named “Artist of the Year” – Argentine Popular Music Festival Baradero 2010
2009 – Won Gardel Prize for “Best Original Soundtrack” for “Zamba del Ángel”