Sol y Canto performs at Lexington’s Harmony on the Green Coffeehouse
November 18 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm$10 – $50
Sol y Canto is the award winning Pan-Latin ensemble led by Puerto Rican/Argentine singer and percussionist Rosi Amador and New Mexican guitarist, singer and composer Brian Amador. Featuring Rosi’s crystalline voice and Brian’s lush Spanish guitar and inventive compositions, Sol y Canto is known for making their music accessible to Spanish- and non-Spanish speaking audiences of all ages.
Sol y Canto’s original songs are distinguished by poetic, often quirky lyrics set in a framework of varied musical styles with surprising twists. They can make you dance, laugh, cry and sigh all in one concert. Their arrangements of classic and contemporary Latin tunes are always fresh and original. With Brian’s commanding, intricate guitar playing, Rosi’s rhythmic drive on cajón and bongos, and liberal use of vocal improvisation, the duo often sounds like a much larger ensemble.
Since 1994, Sol y Canto has brought audiences to their feet from the Kennedy Center to the California World Music Festival, Boston’s Symphony Hall, Puerto Rico’s Museo de Arte and the Philadelphia Museum of Art, as well as countless club shows and house concerts. The Boston Globe hails them as “sublime ambassadors of the Pan-Latin tradition”. Music critic Norman Weinstein of the Christian Science Monitor and Boston Phoenix observes:
“Every Sol y Canto album is a demonstration of what the poet Federico García Lorca identified as deep song. Always they evoke the sensual splendor of simply being vitally, vividly alive in a magical and mysterious universe. 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.”
Nicolás Emden is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, singer and songwriter, originally from Chilean Patagonia. His music navigates the waters of pop, rock, and Latin American folk.
Nicolás was a former member and founder of the Chilean band “Tejado Pimiento” (2007-2012) with whom he wrote 2 studio albums, “Triciclo” (2007) and “Sensación de verdad” (2010). After that, he published his first solo album named “Como los pájaros” (2014), which included a YouTube documentary series traveling and performing throughout Chile called “Como los pájaros x Chile”.
The Chilean artist moved to Boston USA in 2014, where he’s currently based, to complete his music studies at Berklee College of Music. He’s also been performing and touring throughout the United States, Canada, and back to Chile.
Nicolás started his musical journey at the age of 6, through the learning of folk South American music, singing and playing the acoustic guitar. Since his school years, Nicolás has been part of a wide variety of music projects as a multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, composer/songwriter, and music director and orchestra conductor for professional musical theater shows. He has also written the music for 2 original musical theater shows, based on traditional South American stories and mythology. His newest single, Sin Ti is available for streaming on Spotify and YouTube, among others.
- Harmony on the Green Coffeehouse
- Hancock United Church of Christ