Sol y Canto


Sol y Canto® (sun and song) is an exuberant Latin musical ensemble headed by Rosi and Brian Amador, two of the founding members of the renowned Latin Boston-based band, Flor de Caña (1984 1994). They perform regularly as a duo, trio, and sextet.

Invited to perform in venues as diverse as the White House and the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage, the Vancouver Folk Festival, and the Philadelphia Art Museum, the group has established a national reputation for its unique interpretations of latin music, and for making this music accessible to non-Spanish and native speakers alike.

With its rich, natural harmonies, Sol y Canto's sound is built upon a framework of Brian's warm, versatile Spanish guitar and Rosi's expressive, crystalline voice. Brian's playing shows how the nylon-string guitar, often abandoned in contemporary popular Latin music, has provided a backbone of harmony, melody and percussive rhythms from the Flamenco styles brought by the Spanish settlers to the sones of the Trio Matamoros, and how vibrantly relevant that instrument is to the music of today.

Their debut recording, Sancocho, on Rounder Records, was chosen by Scott Alarik of the Boston Globe as one of the ten best recordings of 1994; Alarik describes Sol y Canto as: "Boston’s sublime ambassadors of the Pan-Latin tradition."

Sendero del Sol, their 1996 Rounder release, was produced by renowned Panamanian jazz pianist Danilo Pérez, and was chosen as "one of the best of the year" by Hispanic Magazine. It includes the participation of Danilo and Puerto Rican jazz saxophonist David Sánchez

Sol y Canto’s fall 1999 album, En Todo Momento, features a more acoustic approach to their music than their last two Rounder Records CD’s, showcasing rich harmony vocals and a more intimate musical ensemble featuring three singer/instrumentalists: Rosi and Brian Amador, joined by Alan del Castillo.

Sol y Canto has been recently featured in performances that have been and will be reaching national audiences.

Watch Past Performances

Video 3/4/2000: Sol y Canto

Sol y Canto blends those influences into an unforgettable toe-tapping sound.

Video 4/4/1999: Sol y Canto

Sol y Canto musically maps Latin America performing Puerto Rico's bonba, Colombia's cumbia, Cuba's son and Spain's flamico.

Sol y Canto