Mariana Iranzi
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Mariana Iranzi

Boston, Massachusetts, United States | INDIE

Boston, Massachusetts, United States | INDIE
Band Latin Children's Music


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"Aventura Collage CD Review"

“Fifteen folksy, mostly songs in Spanish that lose nothing in the non-translation. Fun sing-alongs for little ones.” - John Wood,

"Música Inteligente para Niños (In Spanish)"

"Egresada de Berklee College of Music, la argentina Mariana Iranzi es probablemente la unica artista local concentrada exclusivamente en el desarrollo de musica para ninos en espanol.
Su album debut, "Aventura Collage", es clara muestra de que la sensibilidad de los mAs pequenos es un mundo aparte, elaborado, diferente, una quimera a la que muy pocos musicos pueden acceder. No se equivoque, la musica para ninos no es cosa de juego, si bien "collage" alegra y estimula la sensibilidad acustica de los ninos, es todo una reflexion sobre los alcances de este genero injustamente subestimado.
Si su interes es examinarlo, se dara cuenta de que es complejo ( como toda buena obra) y que a lo largo de 15 temas fusiona con pericia reggae, electronica, funk y jazz.
Pero tampoco se asuste, el disco tiene impronta de fiesta, es muy facil de disfrutar y corre el riesgo de repetirlo una y otra vez. Cd indispensable para cualquier nino y adulto con buen oido." - Christian Hinojosa, El Mundo Newspaper

"Aventura Collage CD Review"

Aventura Collage is Mariana Iranzi’s debut children’s album. Originally from Argentina, Mariana now lives and teaches music in the greater Boston area, and though the recordings on this CD are mostly in Spanish (with a sprinkling of English), the sounds and themes cross national boundaries.

Mariana, like most children’s artists, plays with all sorts of different musical styles, from rock to folk, but all of her songs seem to me to have a strong bosanova influence, reminiscent of Astrud Gilberto’s silky voice and soft tones. My favorite song on the CD, Cuidemos Al Planeta (Let’s Save the Planet), really reminds me of The Girl from Ipanema (one of my all time favorite songs).

My son, Ivan, is very drawn to foreign language CDs, particularly in Spanish, so he was taken by this album from the beginning. He really responds to the sing-song rhythm in songs like Caballito (Horsey) and the rock beat in Abra Cadabra.

I’m always so happy to find another great local children’s performer creating wonderful original music who lives right here in Boston! Buy their CDs, support the artists, but even more importantly, go out to see their shows! Your kids will love you for it! - BostonChildren'

"Aventura Collage CD Review"

To label Mariana Irani’s foray into kids’ music as simply a Spanish educational album would not only undermine the brilliance of Aventura Collage, but also the talent of this accomplished musician and composer. Yes, most of the songs on this disc are in Spanish, but don’t let that stop you from experiencing some great music. Right out of the gate, Mariana lets you know what kind of ride she’s about to take you on. “Pajaro Carpintero” (Woodpecker) leaves me with images of kids skipping through the park without a care in the world. “El Patito Feo” (The Ugly Duckling) reminds me of some of the best indie bands on college radio right now, but sung in Spanish. Whether or not you’re fluent in Spanish, Aventura Collage is a disc that needs to be in your children’s music collection. - Dave Loftin, Chattanooga Parent Magazine

"Aventura Collage CD on FOX NEWS"

watch it here: - NAPPA

"Aventura Collage CD Review"

Sounding like a mix of Os Mutantes, The Paul Butterfield Blues Band, The Wailers, and Astrud Gilberto, Argentinian musician Mariana Iranzi's first album for kids is an amazing amalgamation of influences that translates beautifully into the playful, lively Aventura Collage.

Iranzi has travelled an interesting musical path, from Buenos Aires to the Berklee College of Music, studying along the way with an array of musicians. She performs regularly in the northeast club circuit as an expert bassist, teaches music at Baby Wiggle in Boston, and performs with coworker Sarah Wheeler in the toddler band Little Groove.

The lyrics of Aventura Collage are for the most part in Spanish, but any family will still dig sing-along tunes like "Pajaro Carpintero," "Contamos Hasta 10?" and "Fieston;" folk songs like "Caballito," "A San Nicolas," and "El Patito Feo;" and the album-ending lullabies "Buenas Noches" and "Sueno de una Noche de Verano."

Check out the horn-fueled reggae of "Todos los Ninos del Mundo," the Toddler Time free-for-all instrumental "Bluseando," and the Tom Ze-inspired madness of "Vieja Cachivache." Then Samba along to "Cuidemos al Planeta," and Tango as you listen to "Milonga Temprana," which features the traditional Argentinian dance and musical style known as the Milonga, the precursor to the Tango. And you can't miss the spoken word tale "La Jirafa Bacana" and the hip hop tune "Abra Cadabra."

Inventive and entertaining, Aventura Collage is a welcome addition to the kids' music world. Let's hope Iranzi has more musical adventures in store for children and their families. - Warren Truitt, Kids' Music that Rocks

"Aventura Collage CD Review"

Experience a multicultural adventure with fun songs from Mariana Iranzi's first album. A native from Buenos Aires with a variety of musical styles: reggae, folk, candombe, rock, blues, bossa nova, tango and jazz. An enjoyable CD that is mostly in Spanish.

Enjoy a journey with unique songs that range from lively, to sing-along, to Tango, to Samba, to folk songs, and ending with two soft lullabies "Buenas Noches" and "Sueno de una Noche de Verano." An enjoyable listening journey with a lovely voice and great music. - Deborah Young, A to Z Kids Stuff

"Aventura Collage CD Review"

That the lyrics are mostly in Spanish is merely incidental. Iranzi's eclectic celebration of all things musical-reggae,jazz, even electronica-is a party, not a language lesson.
Top Track "Bluseando" - Cookie Magazine

"Aventura Collage CD Review"

Iranzi's style of music can be best described as Argentinian Folk Rock for children. Most of the songs are in Spanish, which is ideal for my own kids as they begin to learn that language. But it's the music that transcends cultures. Iranzi moves from acoustic folk to blues to reggae, creating quite a collage of sounds as she sings about simple things like food, animals, and playing games. This disc is a joy for all ages. Unless you speak Spanish, you won't even realize it's a children's album. - Phil Corless, A Family Runs Through It

"StinkFest 2009 show review"

"...Iranzi and her band indisputably rocked. She might have sung most of her songs in Spanish, but her set (just like her album) covered a much broader range of melodies and musical styles. At times it was like Belly was up there on stage, singing for kids (and in Spanish). I look forward to seeing (and hearing) what happens as Iranzi gets more experience playing (and writing) for kids." - Stefan Shepherd,


Aventura Collage, 2009

Mariana's songs are being played at:

Spare the Rock, Spoil the Child -WRSI 93.9 FM The River (in studio live performance 03/14/09)
The Playground -WERS 88.9 FM
Kids Kamp -WDBX 91.1 FM
Imagination Parade -WFDU 89.1 FM
Gooney Bird Kids Radio
Saturday Morning Cereal Bowl
Radio B -Mexico
Grillos Madrugadores -Radio Mexiquense, Mexico
Greasy Kid Stuff
Ages 3 and up WRFL 88.1 FM
Pre-School Radio
Tras las Huellas de la Naturaleza Radio 96.9 MHz Mexico



Mariana is a native from Argentina, professional bassist, children's music composer and educator graduated from Berklee College of Music.

Since an early age, Mariana studied recorder, Orff music classes and choir at the Collegium Musicum of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Thanks to her Great Grandfather Julio De Caro -a famous Tango composer who gave her one of his most precious pianos- Mariana started her first piano lessons at the age of 8.
After many years of playing Beatles, Bach sonatas and her own compositions at house concerts and music schools, she was deeply driven by the sounds of rock music and decided to try the electric bass.

Mariana got a cheap Washburn bass, started to take lessons and joined the fusion band Horus in 1998. While going to College for Science of Education, she realized her deepest passion was in becoming a full time musician. That is when Mariana enrolls at the ITMC (technological institute for contemporary music) and joins rock band Kro-Magnon with whom she tours Argentina in 2000. After 3 years, Mariana gets her degree in bass performance in 2001 and decides to go on a new adventure: Berklee College of Music.

While her years at Berklee, Mariana was honored with as a BAS (best achievement scholarship) and played and recorded with several projects (The Wings Project, Pojazz, Hammarsing, Arielle Silver, Nomi Zysblat) around the East Coast: Berklee Performance Center, Paradise Lounge, Toad, TT the Bears, Cantab Lounge, Lily Pad, Middle East, Bullfinch Yatch Club, Lowell Summer Music Series, Radio Bean, Harpers Ferry, Hynes Convention Center, Midway Cafe, Milkyway, Spontaneous Celebrations, Virgin Megastore, C-note, Apocalypse Lounge, Lizard Lounge, Johnny D's, Lancaster Dispensing Company, Club 218 and Chthonic Clash Coffeehouse.
She studied with Anthony Vitti, John Repucci, Fernando Huergo and Oscar Stagnaro, among others. Mariana received her Bachelors Degree in professional music (education & performance) in 2005.

Mariana leads her own children’s music band where she sings and plays bass, guitar and percussion. Mariana released her first album "Aventura Collage" which received a GOLDEN NAPPA AWARD 2009.