Winner of a 2005 Grammy Award as the songwriter of “Una Sangre”.
You cannot talk about tradition, folklore, fusion and World Music, without discussing Celso Duarte, an artist whose knowledge of folklore from both Mexico and Paraguay (his countries of origin) is unparalleled.
In his music he traces the whole journey that, as the son of a well-known Paraguayan harpist, Celso Duarte (father), he experienced as a child.
Celso plays the Paraguayan harp, jarocha, electroacoustic, violin, guitars and jaranas; as well as singing. He is also an arranger and excellent improviser. His different techniques and musical styles are mixed, which makes him a versatile and constantly evolving musician, completely contemporary.
Charismatic, talented and profound, Celso Duarte has impressed the public around the world from a very early age and already has a long and celebrated career in the United States, Europe and Mexico. Celso Duarte has worked with Lila Downs since 1998 and has collaborated with artists such as Plácido Domingo, Mariza, Julieta Venegas and Susana Baca. Alongside his band he has performed at Carnegie Hall and in 2006 released his first solo album, De sur a sur / From South to South.