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.