Latin Roots Musicians Sol y Canto Bring Multimedia Musical Feast to Bryn Mawr

Posted March 11th, 2011 at 12:43 pm.

Nationally celebrated pan-Latin musical group Sol y Canto, led by Rosi Amador ’81 and her husband Brian, brings its multimedia musical suite Sabor y Memoria (Flavor and Memory): A Musical Feast in Seven Courses to Goodhart Hall  on Friday, March 25, at 8 p.m. as part of Bryn Mawr’s Performing Arts Series.

The six-member Sol y Canto is led by Puerto Rican/Argentine singer and bongo player Rosi Amador and New Mexican guitarist and composer Brian Amador. The sextet features Rosi’s crystalline voice, Brian’s lush Spanish guitar, and virtuoso musicians from Uruguay, Perú, Panamá and Argentina on piano, winds, bass, and percussion. For Sabor y Memoria the group is joined onstage by The Sweet Plantain String Quartet.

More About Sol y Canto

Sabor y Memoria combines and contrasts Latin musical genres old and new in much the same way that flavors are blended in the cuisine of a new land. Highlighting different rhythms from Latin America and the Caribbean, the musicians engage in a dialogue celebrating the diversity of Latin cultures and the ways they affect each other.

Featured in December on Public Radio International’s The World, Sol y Canto has brought audiences to their feet from the Kennedy Center to the White House, the California World Music Festival to Boston’s Symphony Hall, Puerto Rico’s Museo de Arte to the Philadelphia Museum of Art. With its joyful, playful vibe, Sol y Canto creates performances that move, delight, excite, and connect both Hispanic and non-Hispanic audiences to the richness of Latin American culture.

As the final Performing Arts Series concert celebrating Bryn Mawr’s 125th anniversary, the performance will be followed by a birthday fiesta complete with refreshments and dancing by Pulso Latino, a dance troupe featuring students from Bryn Mawr, Haverford, and Swarthmore.

Tickets are $20 for the general public, $18 for senior citizens, $10 for students of other schools, and $5 for children 12 and under. Priority seating is available with 5-ticket packages ($90/$75 for senior citizens). For more information and tickets visit Brown Paper Tickets, The Performing Arts Series website, or call the Office for the Arts at 610-526-5210. Admission is free for Bryn Mawr, Haverford, and Swarthmore students, faculty and staff.

About the Bryn Mawr Performing Arts Series

Since 1984 the Bryn Mawr College Performing Arts Series has presented great artists and performances to audiences in the Philadelphia area, creating an environment in which the value of the arts is recognized and celebrated. Talks and workshops provided free to the public help develop arts awareness and literacy. The Series works to lower barriers to arts access through its partnership with Art-Reach, a non-profit  dedicated to improving arts accessibility for people of all ages and circumstances, and through its low ticket prices.

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