Sol y Canto

August 21st, 2015 in Blog with NO COMMENTS

Sol y Canto  Thursday, September 24

Sol y Canto is a nationally-touring and Boston Music Award winning Pan-Latin ensemble led by Puerto Rican/Argentine singer and bongo player Rosi Amador and New Mexican guitarist and composer Brian Amador. Rosi’s crystalline voice and Brian’s lush Spanish guitar have established a reputation for their unique and driving interpretations of contemporary Latin music.

http://www.solycanto.com

 

 

Artists

Brian Amador • Musical director, composer, arranger, acoustic guitar, voice

Brian Amador

A Chicano/Gringo mongrel from Albuquerque, New Mexico, Brian was one of the founding members of Flor de Caña, arranging much of the band’s material and co-producing two recordings. He studied classical guitar, composition, and improvisation at New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, and flamenco guitar in Albuquerque and Madrid. For five years Brian was principal guitarist of the Ramón de los Reyes Spanish Dance Theatre. He was awarded an “exceptional artist” grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council for music composition, and was commissioned by the Celebrity Series to compose the orchestral suite PRISMA DE AMORES, which Sol y Canto debuted with the Boston Modern Orchestra Project in 2001. Brian’s guitar style is as mixed as his heritage, combining flamenco, classical, Cuban son, Latin American styles, and jazz. In February 2009, the nation’s oldest and most prestigious artist colony, the MacDowell Artist Colony, named him a fellow. While at MacDowell, Brian composed SABOR Y MEMORIA: a Musical Feast in Seven Courses, for the Sol y Canto Sextet and string quartet, which was debuted with Cuarteto Latinoamericano in 2010. Brian is also a veteran bilingual voice-over actor.

 

Rosi Amador • Company director, lead vocals, bongó, percussion

Rosi Amador

Of Argentine and Puerto Rican heritage, Rosi was raised by performer parents, who passed on to her their love of Latin American rhythms and musical styles.Her New Yorican Rican mother was a dancer, singer and actress, appearing in the U.S. and Europe with Bob Hope, Jerry Lewis and Dean Martin, among others, and in Mexico with comic actor “Cantinflas” (Mario Moreno). Her father began in radio in Buenos Aires and later became an actor, touring all over Latin America. Rosi founded the award-winning Latin band Flor de Caña’s in 1984, which she also managed for ten years. Following this, in 1994 she and her New Mexican guitarist/composer husband Brian founded Sol y Canto, with whom they tour nationally and have released five CD’s internationally.

She has been deeply influenced by popular Latin music, flamenco, jazz, North American folk, blues and contemporary African vocal styles. In 1998 she founded her Latin music agency, MusicAmador, and was later the President of the Latin Music Division of the Roots Agency; both agencies represented major Latin American music and dance ensembles in the U.S. and Canada.

She also founded her bilingual voice-over company, Amador Bilingual Voice-Overs in 1994 which provides Spanish and English narration to companies like National Geographic, the Smithsonian, Comcast, Scientific Learning, the New York Stock Exchange, The Agency for Healthcare Research, Barefoot Books and many more. You can even hear her voice in Spanish on all Motorola and Blackberry phones!

With her husband Brian Amador (Sol y Canto’s guitarist/composer and musical director) she joyfully parents identical twin daughters Sonia and Alisa, born in April 1996.

 

 

JOHN KLESHINSKI CONCERT SERIES
Our series is named in memory of John Kleshinski, our former CMCB Board President, with many thanks to Cerulli Associates, our 2015 – 2016 corporate sponsor. All concerts are informal, family-friendly and run approximately ninety minutes in length — a great opportunity to enjoy a diverse sampling of musical instruments and genres.

34 Warren Avenue Boston, MA 02116 (Allen Hall)
Community Music Center of Boston
phone: 617-482-7494
fax: 617-482-6267

 

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