(United States, 1978)
This Chilean folklore and Latin American fusion singer-songwriter and researcher has released three albums - Puñado de tierra (2011), Corra la voz (2013) and Diluvio (2017) , for which she was nominated for a Pulsar Award for best singer-songwriter. She put on a performance to pay tribute to one of her mentors, Margot Loyola, at the Talca Regional Theater with the Maule Classical Orchestra. Her career went international with concerts in Cuba, Argentina and Mexico, a country she will also tour in 2019. In 2018, she was involved in the Esencial project, putting on concerts in which she shared the stage with the outstanding Mapuche poet Elicura Chihuailaf. As well as her career in music, Contesse founded — and today runs — the Chilean School of Folklore and Craft.