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Malena Muyala

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Birth name  Malena Muyala
Labels  Bizarro
Origin  Montevideo, Uruguay
Name  Malena Muyala

Occupation(s)  Singer, songwriter
Role  Singer
Instruments  Vocals, guitar
Record label  Bizarro

Born  23 March 1971 (age 44) San Jose de Mayo, Uruguay (1971-03-23)
Genres  Tango, milonga, Uruguayan pop
Albums  En el Solis, Pebeta de Mi Barrio, Puro Verso, Viajera, Temas Pendientes, Mujer de tango
Similar People  Jorge Nasser, Laura Canoura, Jorge Lazaroff

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Malena Muyala (born 23 March 1971) is a Uruguayan singer-songwriter who specializes in tango and milonga music. She has released several albums that were certified gold and platinum, and has toured within and outside Uruguay.


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Early life

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Muyala was born in San José de Mayo, Uruguay. Her family, especially her grandmother, supported her passion for music and theatre. She enjoyed singing to the radio and television. At age 11, she joined Teatro Macció where she took classes in the dramatic arts, and participated in productions for “Nuestro Pueblo” (Our Town) and “Vámonos” (Let’s Go).. She learned to play guitar and took singing lessons, and when she was around 12–13, she formed various music groups. including an all-female murga group. In 1988, she moved to Montevideo to study medicine but also joined the acting troupe Antimurga BCG, which was directed by Jorge Esmoris. She acted and sang in the plays “Entre Locos y Loquitos”, “Papitas y Boniatos al Horno”, and “Sexo, Chocolate y BCG”.


Muyala's music career took off in 1991 when she won first prize at the First National Tango Contest of Uruguay, which involved 350 participants from all over the country. That same year, she put together a band and toured the country. In 1994 she was invited by singer-songwriter Estela Magnone in the group Seda in a concert for her disc Prismatic Vals at the Vaz Ferreira theater. She was a solo singer and performed with musicians Pitufo Lombardo, Shyra Panzardo, Cinthia Gallo and Estela Magnone.

In 1997, she worked on a project "Malena Tanto Tango y Tanto Amor" ("Malena, so much tango and so much love"), which she presented to the Uruguayan Ministry of Culture and Education. The project was selected to be presented in six cities in the country's interior, as well as Montevideo during 1998. In December 1998, Muyala released her first album, Temas Pendientes through the record label Ayuí. It reached fourth place in the best-selling albums in December according to the Cámara Uruguaya del Disco and received an Iris Prize. In 1999, Muyala worked with Malacara Producciones, who has been working with musician Jaime Roos, on the Ciclo Música del Sol y de la Luna (Music Cycle of the Sun and the Moon) concert series. Her Temas album received a Disco de Oro (Gold Disc). In 2000 she continued touring for Temas in Argentina. She recorded her second album Puro Verso (Pure Verse) in Montevideo and Buenos Aires, and released it that year.

In 2007, she released her third album Viajera (Voyager), which was then certified Gold. In December 2008, she was accompanied by the Philharmonic Orchestra of Montevideo for a show called Malena Muyala + La Filarmonica at the steps of the Hotel del Prado to celebrate the tenth anniversary of her first album. She recorded her fourth CD live and her first DVD called Malena Muyala en el Solís at the Solis Theatre; it was released in 2009.

In 2010, she performed on the Palacio Legsilativo (Legislative Palace) steps for the new legislators' first day in Parliament. She was invited by Argentinian authorities to participate in a bicentennial celebration. She performed with the Philharmonic Orchestra of Montevideo for the mayor's assumption ceremony. In 2011, she performed for Uruguay's bicentennials for events concerning Jose Artigas and the Oriental Revolution at Mercedes, Las Piedras and Montevideo. She also recorded alongside other major artists a song for the Fundación Celeste, a nonprofit organization put together by the Uruguayan national football team to promote sports.

In 2011, Muyala toured the Montevideo neighborhoods, and listened to stories from locals. She documented her experience in a book and album project called Pebeta de mi Barrio. Her tour was declared of interest by the United Nations and UNESCO, and was given an award by Festival Cubadisco 2012.


The following is a list of notable appearances by Muyala at various festivals and events.


  • 5th Montevideo Tango Festival (1992) at Solís Theatre, Montevideo. Performed before the orchestra of Osvaldo Pugliese.
  • 3rd World Tango Summit (3era Cumbre Mundial del Tango) (1996) at Montevideo
  • Lapataia Jazz Festival (2005, 2006) at Punta del Este
  • Sala Zitarrosa at Montevideo
  • Celebration of the 90th anniversary of "La cumparsita" at Plaza Independencia, Montevideo
  • Bicentennial Celebrations for Montevideo, Mercedes and San José de Mayo
  • International

  • Uruguay Festival Grece 1993 / Athens, Greece
  • Granada Tango Festival 1997 / Spain
  • Buenos Aires Tango Festival 1998 / Argentina
  • Tribute to Carlos Gardel 2003/ Teatro Municipal, Caracas, Venezuela
  • Uruguayan Independence Celebration / Gualeguaychú. Argentina
  • Buenos Aires Tango Festival 2004 / Argentina
  • La Falda Tango Festival 2005 / Córdoba, Argentina
  • Gandhi / Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Una noche bajo las estrellas Festival La Falda 2006/ Córdoba, Argentina
  • Notorious / Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Buenos Aires Tango Festival 2007 / Argentina
  • Teatro La Comedia / Rosario, Argentina
  • Petrópolis Festival / Brasil
  • Tango and More Festival / Italia
  • Teatro Mella / La Habana, Cuba
  • Teatro Karl Marx / La Habana, Cuba
  • Members

    The members of Muyala's band:

  • Fredy Pérez - guitar, vocals, arrangements
  • Mauro Carrero - guitar
  • Juan Rodríguez - cello, arrangements
  • Enrique Anselmi - bass
  • Gustavo Montemurro - piano, accordion
  • Gerónimo de León - drum percussion
  • Band members when she toured Argentina:

  • Alejandro Ridilenir - guitar
  • Rodrigo Genni - drums
  • Pablo Martín - standup bass
  • Former members

  • Shyra Panzardo - bass guitar
  • Awards and nominations

  • Spokesperson for the Fundación Álvarez Caldeyro Barcia
  • Woman of the Year
  • Joven Sobresaliente
  • Iris Award / Diario El País
  • 2009: Outstanding Citizen of Montevideo
  • 2010: Graffiti Award (Uruguay music award), Best Tango album for Malena Muyala en el Solís
  • 2012: Festival Cubadisco 2012 award, Best International Album for Pebeta de mi Barrio.
  • References

    Malena Muyala Wikipedia

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