Marcela Arroyo combines the music of her Argentinian homeland with European sounds, creating a
distinctive blend of folk, tango and jazz.
The world music vocalist has become an international success thanks to her work alongside well-known
musicians from the tango nuevo and Argentinian folk scenes, such as Dino Saluzzi, Juan Falú, Marcelo
Nisinman and Latin Grammy Award winner Quique Sinesi.
Arroyo recorded her first album Puerta Sur with bassist Daniel Schläppi and violinist Andreas Engler.
Produced by Radio SRF2 for the jazz label Catwalk, the album was praised by critics.
Her follow-up albums, Pasión Poética with bandoneon player Marcelo Nisinman and the Saxismtango
ensemble, New Tango Songbook with guitarist Julio Azcano (both under Sony Music/Solo Musica) and
the latest release Tres Mil Uno (Catwalk) with Andreas Engler and Daniel Schläppi, have also been widely
Marcela Arroyo studied voice at the Manuel de Falla conservatory in Buenos Aires, later continuing her
training at the Julio Bocca school of musical theater. She has received instruction from the renowned
artists Anibal Arias, Leda Valladares, Hilda Herrera and Juan Manuel Miró.
The native Argentinian played the main role in the tango operita María de Buenos Aires in Zurich and
«…arrangements are all stridently post-Astor Piazzolla… Arroyo brings to the tango songbook a hint of
Marlene Dietrich-esque drama… she can also deliver a folk singer’s warmth. Whichever mode she’s in, her manner is intimate…» Chris Moss, Songlines UK
«Fascinating instrumental music supported by a versatile voice well trained in classic Fado.»
«High praise is due vocalist Marcela Arroyo… Her throaty, smoky night club mezzo voice is very enjoyable and perfect for this kind of music.»
Audiophile Audition, USA