Puerto Rican/Argentine Sol y Canto lead singer, percussionist and mom Rosi Amador is joined by her 14-year old twin daughters Alisa & Sonia in a musical celebration of mothers & daughters in honor of Mother's Day with the Sol y Canto sextet and special guest violinist, for an all-ages concert.
DATE: Saturday, May 8, 2009, 7:30 pm
VENUE: Regattabar, Charles Hotel, 1 Bennett Street, Cambridge, MA
WEBSITE/INFO TEL: www.regattabarjazz.com * 617-395-7757
After this concert's sell-out success over the last two years, the Regattabar brings back for a third time, a truly memorable concert featuring Puerto Rican/Argentine Sol y Canto lead singer/percussionist/mom Rosi Amador, joined by her 14-year-old daughters Alisa and Sonia in a musical celebration of mothers and daughters on Mother's Day eve.
A perfect evening out for the whole family, the repertoire features select Latin American classics, original Latin compositions by Rosi's husband, Sol y Canto's Musical Director and 2009 MacDowell Artist Colony fellow, Brian Amador, including songs he composed specially for his twin daughters, Alisa and Sonia to sing to "Mami" Rosi Amador. From his original salsa tune "Madre" (Mother) to their yearly hit: a humorous 4-part vocal arrangement sung by the Amador family of the bilingual 1947 classic, Quizás, Quizás, Quizás (Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps) by Cuban Osvaldo Farrés with English lyrics by Joe Davis, and new surprise songs that "Papi" is arranging for the twins, expect gorgeous, close-knit twin harmonies that are typical of these two young singers, who have been performing publicly since age four. But that's not all: the sextet plan to perform a couple of brand new refreshing original Latin compositions from Brian Amador's new Latin suite about food, "Sabor y Memoria", penned at the MacDowell Artist Colony, featuring a special guest violinist as well as songs from the band's critically lauded latest CD, "Cada Día un Regalo/Each Day a Gift," described as "unfailingly inspiring" by Billboard Magazine, in a review which continues: "The Amadors and their cohorts bring a tremendous virtuosity to their music. Sol y Canto is Rosi and Brian Amador, backed by a group of extraordinary players." - Philip Van Vleck, Billboard Magazine.
Sol y Canto is descended from an exceptional musical lineage - lead singer Rosi Amador is the daughter of influential Puerto Rican vocalist and Broadway actress Josephine Del Mar, whose band gave "The Mambo King" Tito Puente his start. Award-winning New Mexican composer/guitarist Brian Amador (Rosi's husband) plays the Spanish guitar and creates fresh arrangements that forge the sextet's unique sound. He recently returned from a month-long residency at the MacDowell Artist Colony in Peterborough, NH, where he was named a fellow, and he is a past winner of the Massachusetts Cultural Council "Excellence in Composition" grant. Sol y Canto celebrates its 16th anniversary season in 2010; it is Rosi and Brian's 26th as pan-Latin musical ambassadors.
Accompanied by an ensemble of virtuoso Latin musicians from Panamá, Uruguay and the U.S., the Amadors' multi-layered vocal harmonies, driving dance rhythms and haunting ballads have captivated audiences nationwide. Their lyrics address social and global aspirations alongside matters of the heart, featuring musical director Brian Amador's compositions as well as the lyrics and poetry of award-winning Latino poets and composers, taking listeners on a rich pan-Latin musical journey. Their soaring angelic vocals, sumptuous Spanish guitar