Sol y Canto’s mission is to create music and performances that move, delight, excite, and connect – connect the audience to the richness of Latin American culture; connect individuals, Hispanic and non-Hispanic, to each other through shared experience of music, poetry, humor and a joyful, playful vibe; and connect us all to our hopes and visions of a better world. Since 1994, the award-winning Pan-Latin ensemble led by Puerto Rican/Argentine singer/ bongo player Rosi Amador and New Mexican guitarist/composer Brian Amador has brought audiences to their feet from the Kennedy Center to the California World Music Festival, Boston’s Symphony Hall, Puerto Rico’s Museo de Arte and the Philadelphia Museum of Art, as well as countless club shows and house concerts. Sol y Canto’s original songs are distinguished by poetic, often quirky lyrics set in a framework of varied musical styles with surprising twists. They can make you dance, laugh, cry and sigh all in one concert. Their arrangements of classic and contemporary Latin tunes are always fresh and original.
On the group’s gorgeous new live recording, ¡En vivo, en familia!, Rosi and Brian are joined by their daughter, Alisa Amador, whose fresh songs and breathtaking voice set her apart among the new crop of singer-songwriters in the Boston music scene. Intricately-crafted three-part vocal arrangements abound on this recording, which celebrates family and the Amadors’ quarter -century of making music together.
“Unfailingly inspiring…The Amadors bring a tremendous virtuosity to their music.” -Billboard
“Every Sol y Canto album is a demonstration of what the poet Federico García Lorca identified as ‘deep song.’ Always they evoke the sensual splendor of simply being vitally, vividly alive in a magical and mysterious universe.” -Norman Weinstein, All About Jazz and The Boston Phoenix
“Sublime ambassadors of the Pan-Latin tradition.” -The Boston Globe
RIYL: Natalia Lafourcade, Jorge Drexler, Eliades Ochoa, Ceu, Joni Mitchell, Rodrigo y Gabriela
Recommended Tracks: Track 01, “Ayúdame a mirar,” Track 02, “Amarás,” Track 07, “Amapola,” Track 08, “Quizás, quizás, quizás,” Track 10, “Olor a chiles,” Track 14, “Epidemia de soledad”
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