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Sol y Canto (The Kennedy Center)

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.

Watch Past Performances

Sol y Canto 3/4/00: Sol y Canto

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

Sol y Canto

Sol y Canto blends those influences into an unforgettable toe-tapping sound.
Sol y Canto 4/4/99: 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

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

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