Puerto Rican/Argentine singer and bongo player Rosi Amador and New Mexican guitarist and composer Brian Amador have been lucky enough to spend more than two decades composing, arranging and performing music that moves people inside and out; songs that combine poetic lyrics, commitment to social change, and sabor, the "tastiness" of music that draws you into its story or makes you want to get up and dance. Singing of a longing for peace or of taking care of our planet, telling the story of a solitary kiss or the sadness of losing a loved one, celebrating the Mexican "Night of the Dead" - has put them in touch with people who share their concerns and joy in celebrating Latin culture and what they offer: a personal, idiosyncratic language of music and lyrics revealing a common, human language.
Sol y Canto is their three-time Boston Music Award winning Latin roots ensemble and the culmination of their musical vision. Featuring Rosi's crystalline voice, Brian's lush Spanish guitar, and accompanied by virtuoso musicians from Uruguay, Perú, Panamá and Argentina on piano, winds, bass, and percussion, the sextet has established a reputation for its quirky original compositions.
Since 1994, Sol y Canto has brought audiences to their feet from the Kennedy Center, the White House, and Boston's Symphony Hall to the California World Music Festival, Puerto Rico's Museo de Arte and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Sol y Canto is known for making their music accessible to Spanish- and non-Spanish speaking audiences of all ages.
Brian Amador was the first Latino ever to be commissioned by Boston's preeminent Celebrity Series to compose a Latin orchestral suite, Prisma de amores, which tours nation-wide with classical ensembles from symphony orchestras to string quartets.
In December 2007, in People en Español Magazine selected Rosi and Brian for Hyundai’s “Descúbrelo tú mismo” program, featured in its 2007 “Stars of the Year” issue, highlighting four inspiring Hispanics who have used their passion, conviction, creativity and self discovery to achieve success.
Sol y Canto is represented by Siegel Artist Management. siegelartist.com
(CD's available for purchase through solycanto.com)
Cada Dia Un Regalo (Oct 2008) MusicAmador Productions solycanto.com
El Doble de Amigos/Twice as Many Friends (2003) Rounder Kids rounderkids.com
En Todo Momento (1999) Redwing Music redwingmusic.com
Sendero del Sol (1996) Rounder Records rounder.com
Sancocho (1994) Rounder Records rounder.com