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Sol y Canto’s Latin Sextet to Perform at Moravian

Bethlehem, Pa., October 8, 2008—Moravian College will host “Noche de Muertos: Welcoming Our Ancestors Home,” featuring Sol y Canto’s Latin sextet with Rebecca Straus on violin on Wednesday, October 22, at 7:30 p.m., in Foy Concert Hall.  This multi-media collaboration features projected images of the whimsical, yet deeply spiritual Mexican “Day of the Dead and Night of the Dead” celebration combined with original and popular Mexican and Pan-Latin compositions.

The production features Sol y Canto’s live interpretations of beloved Mexican classics, including the haunting “La Llorona,” as well as, evocative new compositions by award-winning musical director/guitarist Brian Amador.  Featured vocalist Rosi Amador moves listeners to tears with her soul baring renditions of songs both aching and exuberant. The couple is joined by their Pan-Latin group of seasoned virtuoso musical partners on bass, piano, saxophones, flute and the Peruvian cajón (percussion box). Melodic Vision Music Director Rebecca Strauss’s soaring viola and violin complete the musical mosaic. Melded with the compelling storytelling and vivid imagery of melodic vision artistic director Susan Wilson, the Days and Nights of the Dead come alive, bringing the spirits home with melody, photography, and soul.

Sol y Canto (Spanish for 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. 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.

Admission for the concert is $15 for adults and $10 for students, seniors and children under 12. Foy Concert Hall is located on Moravian College’s Hurd Campus. For more information, call 610 861-1365.

Moravian College is a private, coeducational, selective liberal arts college located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Tracing its founding to 1742, it is recognized as America's sixth-oldest college. Visit the Web site at www.moravian.edu.