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SOL Y CANTO
Featuring Special Guest Juan Díes
Opening Act: The Possible
Sol y Canto is the award-winning Pan-Latino ensemble led by Puerto Rican/Argentine singer and percussionist Rosi Amador and New Mexican guitarist, singer and composer Brian Amador. Featuring Rosi’s crystalline voice and Brian’s lush Spanish guitar and inventive compositions, Sol y Canto is known for making their music accessible to Spanish and non-Spanish speaking audiences of all ages. Their 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. With Brian’s commanding, intricate guitar playing, Rosi’s rhythmic drive on cajón and bongos, and liberal use of vocal improvisation, the duo often sounds like a much larger ensemble.
In this special performance, Rosi and Brian Amador welcome a new band member: cellist/vocalist Queralt Geralt from Barcelona. Along with her beautiful cello playing, Queralt will add her voice in 3-part harmonies. After graduating with honors from ESMUC (Barcelona) with a degree in classical music performance and music education, Queralt came to Boston to study contemporary styles performance and contemporary writing and production at Berklee College of Music. Her eclectic sound mixes jazz and classical music with traditional music from different parts of the world.
Juan Díes is a bass player, guitarist and singer, co-founder of Sones de México Ensemble, a Chicago-based award-winning band and non-profit organization established in 1994 to perform, record, teach and promote Mexico’s rich heritage of folk music and dance traditions.
The Possible is a rotating a cappella collective of singers dedicated to improvisation. In their one-of-a-kind performances they create spontaneous compositions that rely primarily on their voices and weave together diverse singing styles, from jazz to gospel to experimental to folk.
HablArte! Podcast with Brian y Rosi Amador from Sol y Canto
In this episode of HablArte!, Podcast host Madeline Nesbitt sits down with the musical duo Sol y Canto. Sol y Canto is known for their accessible music that appeals to both Spanish and non-Spanish speaking audiences. Their original songs feature poetic and often quirky lyrics, set to a variety of musical styles. The duo discusses the origins of their name and their mission to share Latin culture through their music. They also talk about their children’s album and the importance of early exposure to music and language.