English Bio

Celeste Carballo recorded her first release in 1982.

Celeste was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and she is the first woman to edit a Rock and Roll record that went gold soon after it was released. She became representative of the people’s feelings and her songs became hymns of freedom. She sings about things that the people of Argentina could relate to, about living in the country, and about being alone for the first time, and she does it in their own language.

Spreading her love for life in her lyrics and melodies she became a favorite of the people since she is part of the people. Celeste doesn’t comply with the stereotypes of what a “female star” should be at the time: her sincerity and the humble nature with which she handled the press and her public, soon are part of the trademark of her career.

CELESTE´s music ranges from Tango to Blues & Rock .-

She irradiates a love for life and a passion for her work that is hard to ignore egardless of the style of music she is playing. Her voice is powerful and she uses it with little reluctance.

After her first release entitled “Me vuelvo cada día más loca”, CELESTE toured “through” Europe and South America opening for and performing with international legends, Bob Dylan and Santana.

After a successful tour and with “Me vuelvo cada día más loca” leading the charts, CELESTE decided to try a new music style. With her new band she dominated the punk scene in Buenos Aires at the middle of the ’80.
She recorded the mithical “Celeste y la Generación”, with the biggest rock star musician in Argentina, Charly García as a Producer.

In 1992 she reunited with Bob Dylan in Argentina once again. This time she opened his concert at Obras Stadium, in Buenos Aires city.

Her recording “Chocolate Inglés” , released in 1993, won an ACE award as “best record of the year”. CELESTE received a distinction by ACE (Argentinean Entrepreneurs Association) alongside many other big names in the history of Argentinean music.

In 1993 Celeste was invited to sing with Peter Gabriel, replacing Sinead O’Connor, during his “Secret World Tour “. They did a duet singing “Blood of Even “, “Don’t give up “, “Biko» ,“In your Eyes “.

It was at Velez a popular soccer stadium for concerts, 40.000 people avationed her all night feeling proud of their Argentine fellow country singer woman. The press highlighted Celeste’s participation in every show with Gabriel.
In 1995, CELESTE received the Platinum Konex price as the best female singer. Again this was the first time a female rock singer was bestowed such an honor. From Blues to Punk and to Tango,Celeste´s continued hard work and dedication to the art .-After finishing a six year contract with BMG Company, she recorded her first indie label album named “LIVE AT THE ROXY”. This recording, made in Buenos Aires (1995), was an Janis Joplin tribute. Celeste played in her electric guitar those original arrangement for the Joplin’s songs, and she contribute also with her voice & spirit .

At the same time,in 1996, Celeste is laying the music she composed for the feature film “Inn Trouble, in Atlanta.-


In 1997, her second indie label album appeared, “TERCER INFINITO”, including two songs from the “Inn trouble” film, “Like a dream” and “Que pasó con Louise Blue”. She played this recording with Federico Gil Solá in drumms, the former drummer for one of the biggest rock bands in Argentina calling Divididos.

She begun touring all around Argentina, and the US. It was her first step to achieve a relationship with Delanuca Records, a well-known company based in Miami that has released most of the rock latino albums in the last years. This indie label from US released in 2002 “CELESTEACUSTICA”, all over the US in association with Tower Records stores, Amazon and Virgin. All this process would take Celeste to get a nomination for the Latin Grammy 2002, in the category BEST ROCK ALBUM shared with Alejandra Guzman (Mexico) and Miguel Rios (Spain).She begun touring all around Argentina, and the US. It was her first step to achieve

Since her first appearance in 1982 until now, she has been a representative icon for the popular Argentinean music, like MERCEDES SOSA is for the folklore or CHARLY GARCIA for the Rock. She’s strong reference for the rock’n roll scene too, which has 30 years of history and tradition in Argentina.

Her Tango cd Celos 2008 , won  Gardel Award  .

Now a days she’s working in Mujer de Piedra her new rock & blues recording . 2011 .


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