Liliana Zavala - percussionist, singer, artist, composer and producer - was born in the city of Córdoba, Argentina, and began her professional career as a percussionist at the age of  17.  She currently lives in Stockholm, where she has her base and actively works as a musician with artists from different parts of the world.


The World Music Gala in Sweden described Liliana in 2020 as
"Ambitious and interesting artist who breaks the norms and creates spaces beyond the limits of high-level musical genres"
Same gala where she was nominated as "Artist of the year 2018"
Her first CD Cabildo was successfully presented on tour in Sweden and Argentina, it was released on her own label Libelula Music (in collaboration with Rabid records), thus obtaining very good reviews.
Libelula Music also released in 2019 the second CD of Yakumbe (Stockholm collective percussion band) called ”Rinkebysvängen” and currently released her second album "Todos Mis Muertos" both on Argentina in July and in Sweden on November 5, 2022.

During 2021 She was a part of the cast of the Folkteatern Gävleborg theater in  "Perikles and her daughter Marina" (Shakespeare).

This 2022 received the SKAP award as a composer of World Music for this reason:

“She comes from Argentina and lives in Sweden. But she gets her inspiration from all over the world.
Producer, singer, songwriter and percussionist Liliana Zavala gives a face to the concept of crossing the border. One of the most innovative and groundbreaking creative forces on the modern Swedish folk scene."

During hers travels around the world She has taking inspiration from different traditions and styles such as Latin American folklore, salsa, rock, pop, Latin jazz and folklore from various countries.

Her extensive credits in performances and recordings include work as a session musician in recording studios, theater, television and accompanying various artists and projects as well as her own trio.


Liliana is one of the creators of the Tamboreras in Argentina and  the creator of  Beat Company in Sweden.

She was part of The Forbidden Orchestra in Sweden, and tours frequently with groups like Golbang, Abjeez and Fever Ray.


During her many travels around the world, she has taken inspiration from different musical traditions and styles such as Latin American folklore, salsa, rock, pop, latin jazz, world music and modern music, all of which are reflected in her sounds.

Photo Fredrik Gille