Puerto Rican/Argentine Sol y Canto lead singer, percussionist and mom Rosi Amador is joined by her 13-year old daughters Alisa & Sonia in a musical celebration of mothers & daughters in honor of Mother’s Day with the Sol y Canto sextet for an all-ages concert.
Saturday, May 9, 2009, 7:30 pm
Regattabar, Charles Hotel, 1 Bennett Street, Cambridge, MA
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By popular demand after this concert’s success last year, the Regattabar brings back a truly memorable concert featuring Puerto Rican/Argentine Sol y Canto lead singer/percussionist/mom Rosi Amador, joined by her 13-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 Latin American classics such as «Gracias a la vida,» Chilean troubadour Violeta Parra’s beloved ode to life, a lighthearted tribute to women by the timeless Cuban supergroup Trio Matamoros, and twins Alisa and Sonia singing, among others, Papi Brian Amador’s original salsa «Madre» (Mother), which they’ll sing to their Mami, Rosi backed up by the band; a humorous arrangement of the bilingual 1947 hit «Quizás, Quizás, Quizás (Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps) by Cuban Osvaldo Farrés with English lyrics by Joe Davis; an energetically choreographed and richly vocal arrangement of Irving Berlin’s «Blue Skies» as only twins can harmonize. In addition, there will be refreshing original Latin compositions by Brian Amador, from tender to danceable in Pan-Latin rhythms from the band’s critically lauded latest CD, «Cada Día un Regalo/Each Day a Gift».
This most recent CD, Cada Día un Regalo, was 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, including Nando Michelin (piano), Jorge Roeder (contrabass).» – Philip Van Vleck
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.
Accompanied by an ensemble of virtuoso Latin musicians from Panamá, Uruguay, Perú, 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