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Bethlehem, Pa.—The fast-paced, exhilarating music of Cuba, Puerto Rico, Venezuela, and Perú comes to Moravian’s campus on Wednesday, October 6, 7:30 p.m., as the college welcomes the Boston-based Latin band Sol y Canto. Rich vocal harmonies, sumptuous Spanish guitar, beautiful ballads and churning Latin rhythms combine with wind, percussion instruments and bass to create their unique sound.
Headed by Brian and Rosi Amador, two of its founding members, Sol y Canto (“sun and song”) has performed in a wide variety of venues ranging all across the country, from the White House to the California World Music Festival. The band promises listeners an Afro-Latin musical feast featuring Cuban son, bolero and guarachas, flamenco, Afro-Peruvian landó, Venezuelan tonada and Puerto Rican bomba and plena.
Reviews of the band have been colorfully enthusiastic and sincere. Acoustic Guitar Magazine published, "This music is so full of high spirits and energy that at times the players sound ready to leave the ground." The Boston Globe described Rosi Amador’s voice to be "like clean spring water: it's smooth, it's clear, and somehow, you come to believe that it's necessary for life," and went on to predict that Sol y Canto is "destined for international renown." The band won "Best Latin Act" from the Boston Music Awards and “Best of Boston” from Boston Magazine.
The group will be performing music from their fourth and latest recording, released in summer 2003 by Rounder Records, “El doble de amigos”/Twice as Many Friends, which is their first bilingual children’s/family album. Meant to be enjoyed by young and old alike, the album and the performance offer a fusion of traditional and contemporary songs meant to encourage learning, dancing, and having fun in all audiences.
Foy Concert Hall is located on the Priscilla Payne Hurd Campus in historic Bethlehem. Tickets are $15 general admission, $10 for students, seniors, and children 12 and under. For tickets and other information, please call 610-861-1650 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information n the group, including music clips and photos, visit www.solycanto.com.