Argentina Maria Lopez
Two times Latin Grammy nominee and award winning Argentina Maria Lopez Tristancho, known artistically as ARGENTINA, got her name from her paternal grandmother. Since the release of her first album in the summer of 2006, the life of this young singer from Huelva has been a whirlwind. Few flamenco recording debuts have had this kind of impact, but in the case of ARGENTINA, talent and luck have worked their magic and she is living a very special moment. Debuted “Amor Brujo” under Siudy Garrido’s artistic direction and Gustavo Dudamel conducting with the Los Angele Philharmonics.
CRITICS AWARD FOR THE BEST NEW VOCAL ALBUM IN 2006; VIII NATIONAL AWARD “ACTIVE FLAMENCO – CITY OF UBEDA” 2009 and the PÚBLICO DE FLAMENCO AWARD 2010 for HER PROGRESS AND PERFORMANCE AS A YOUNG ARTIST.
During her short but intense career she has recorded three albums: Argentina in 2006, Las Minas de Egipto in 2009, and Un viaje por el Cante in 2012. Argentina´s fortunes continue rising and praise from those who attend her concerts is ever increasing. During these eight years she has appeared on the best theaters in: Barakaldo, Burgos, Vitoria, Logroño, Madrid, Albacete, Granada, Ceuta, Las Palmas in Gran Canarias, Festival Flamenco Joaquín el de la Paula in Alcalá de Guadaira, Auditori de Barcelona, Palau of the Arts in Valencia, Gijón, Valladolid, Seville, Málaga, among others.
She released her last album in 2012. It was born of the tremendous success of her show of the same name, Un Viaje por el Cante. Probably the most important event of her career, it advanced her even more in the world of flamenco.
Her success and her artistry continue having more and more influence in the flamenco world and in 2014 she arrived to Nimes (France) with a powerful performance. During recent months, Argentina has performed in important venues such as: Festival de Almería, Festival Flamenco Fiesta de la Guitarra in Marchena, Palacio de Congresos Expomeloneras in Las Palmas de Gran Canarias, Cazorla, Hinojosa del Duques, Fiestas Colombinas in Huelva, Fiestas de Berrocal…. And she recently triumphed in Madrid on an incredible evening closing the Fiestas de San Isidro 2014.