Sol y Canto Duo - Founders, Rosi & Brian Amador/ Special Guest Dean Stevens
SOL Y CANTO DUO is Brian and Rosi Amador, the core of Boston's amazingly enduring Latin American music phenomenon for all ages:
~ A Latin American Holiday All-Ages Show to benefit Watertown's El Salvador Sister City Project!~
The heart and soul of Sol y Canto's music is this duo's trademark vocal harmonies, beautiful ballads and churning Latin rhythms. They describe Sol y Canto as "Latin roots music to change the world; passionate, poetic, playful and honest". Three-time winners of Boston Music Awards' "Outstanding Latin Act," Sol y Canto features founders Puerto Rican/Argentine singer Rosi Amador's crystalline vocals and New Mexican Spanish guitarist/composer Brian Amador's sumptuous Spanish guitar playing and compositions. Together, the couple performs Brian Amador's original compositions in richly diverse Latin rhythms from Puerto Rico and Cuba to Peru, Argentine and Uruguay, along with fresh arrangements of popular Latin tunes as well as fun, interactive bilingual children's songs from their Parents' Choice Award-Winning CD, "El Doble de Amigos/Twice as Many Friends". For this special holiday concert expect the Rosi, Brian and Dean to sprinkle beloved delightful Latin American holiday songs from all over Latin America and the Caribbean to their repertoire. Expect to sing along and dance along! www.solycanto.com
Their newest CD, "Cada Dia un Regalo/Each Day a Gift" combines original compositions about social justice and love with several hand-selected classics from Chile, Puerto Rico, Mexico and Cuba. The overall effect is inspirational, as if Eckhart Tollethe Oprah-endorsed philosopher who advocates living in the momentjoined Nueva Canción, the 1960s and '70s pan-Latin movement that united poetry, music-making, and grassroots social consciousness. From Boston's Symphony Hall and the Kennedy Center, the Clearwater Revival, the California World Music Festival and Los Angeles' Getty Center, Sol y Canto plays for audiences of all ages, celebrating Latin culture through its exuberant music. Known for their charming introductions in English, the Amadors make this music accessible to all audiences, whether North Americans or Latinos.
WHAT THE CRITICS SAY:
"Brian Amador is a Spanish modernist poet in the guise of a musician...Together, Rosi and Brian Amador create a musical marriage made in heaven." - Norman Weinstein
"Brian Amador is a superb guitarist with a crystalline tone whose playing and compositions reflect his deep knowledge of traditional styles as well as a more contemporary harmonic vocabulary. This music is so full of high spirits and energy that at times the players sound ready to leave the ground." - Acoustic Guitar Magazine
"Boston's sublime ambassadors of pan-Latin music" - the Boston Globe
"I say any weekend that includes both Greg Brown and Rosi Amador of Sol y Canto is a weekend from booking heaven. Rosi Amador has a smile that melts glaciers and a voice to match I would hitchhike to Buenos Aires to hear them!" -Hampshire Gazette, Northampton, MA
"Folk: Soprano Rosi Amador has one of the great voices in folk music." - St. Petersburg Times (FL)
For twenty five years DEAN STEVENS has
delighted audiences of all ages throughout the
Americas. An exuberant performer of distinctive
style and wit, he combines an intricate, self-taught
guitar style with a versatile and expressive
singing voice. He has established himself as
a formidable creator and interpreter of a
wide spectrum of songs in English and Spanish.
His own material explores a variety of personal
and social topics, paints sketches of people and
places, celebrates the Earth, and
annoys the narrow minded.
Born and raised in Costa Rica, Dean Stevens
is a lifelong student of Latin America. He
learned Spanish at an early age, and readily
absorbed the musical and topical influences
of the region. He travels frequently to
Central America, and has become known
for his humanitarian efforts on behalf of
refugees returning to their homes
in El Salvador and Guatemala.
Dean Stevens has five highly acclaimed
recordings to his credit. His latest release, "At Last" his first recording in fifteen years, features guest appearances from Aoife O'Donovan, Kallett Epstein ad Cicone, Josh Rosen, Billy Novick, Laura Cortese, and more.
Join us for the dinner ($15)at 6:30PM: Reservations required: call 617-869-3014, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
A feast of Central American crafts will be on display.
Proceeds to benefit the Watertown-El Salvador Sister City Committee's Scholarship Program.
First Parish UU in Watertown (View)
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Watertown, MA 02472
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