María del Mar Rodríguez Carnero

(La Mari) (born on 18th January 1975 in Málaga, Spain). Singer and songwriter. She is the lead vocalist of the group, Chambao. Throughout her career, La Mari has collaborated with various groups and artists, including Enrique Morente, Mojo Project, The Bug, Macaco, Bebe, Estrella Morente, Jarabe de Palo, Javier Ruibal, Cesária Évora, Antonio Orozco, Tabletom, Peret, The Shica, among others. In March 2005, La Mari was diagnosed with breast cancer, but this would not stop her career as an artist, recording the following albums: Con Otro Aire (2007), En el Fin del Mundo (2009) and Chambao (2012). In 2008, she collaborated with the winner of the Eurovision Song Contest 50, Helena Paparizou, performing a duet of her Spanish song, "Papeles Mojados".
Selected Recordings: Flamenco Chill (2002); Endorfinas en la Mente (2004); Pokito a Poko (2005); Con Otro Aire (2007); En el Fin del Mundo (2009); Chambao (2012)