Latin roots music to change the world; Passionate, poetic, playful and honest.
WELCOME! ¡BIENVENIDOS! Thanks for dropping by. Another year is coming to an end, and as usual, we've been busy. While we're dedicating most of our time these days to our voiceover career, we're still performing and loving it! And we're continuing to combine our music and voiceover endeavors, composing and recording music for some of the children's audiobooks we narrate. There's a fun new project in the works that we'll be telling you about soon.
As always, we have some upcoming shows that we'd like to tell you about. Join us! ¡Unete a nosotros! Check out our CONCERT CALENDAR, and read our mission statement and biography on our ABOUT US page and get to know Sol y Canto, or navigate around to see videos and hear music.
-Rosi and Brian Amador
Once again, we've finished some brand new audiobooks that we'd love for you to hear. From Live Oak Media, we have Tortuga in Trouble, by Ann Whitford Paul, the newest in the series of books featuring the four friends from Mañana, Iguana, narrated by Rosi and Brian, with Brian's original music and sound effects, and introducing a new character, the scary Coyote. We're also pleased and proud to offer Hello Ocean/Hola Mar, by Pam Muñoz Ryan, read in English and Spanish by our daughter, Sonia Amador. Lastly, Gracias/Thanks, by Pat Mora on Lorito Books, featuring narration by Rosi, beautiful art by John Parra, and a musical track by Brian performed almost exclusively on Spanish guitar, this book is a delightful and touching celebration of gratitude. To learm more about these projects, click here.
Hellow Ocean/Hola Mar
Just in time for the holidays! Hello Ocean/Hola Mar, by Pam Muñoz Ryan, is a bilingual account of a little girl's day at the beach and how it's experienced through her five senses. Featuring gorgeous illustrations by Mark Astrella and narration by our sixteen year-old daughter, Sonia, her first solo audiobook.
"Sonia Amador speaks with the wonder of a girl who is exploring the beach she loves so much. On both the English and Spanish tracks her enunciation is distinct. With deliberate pacing she lets listeners sense each of the girl's experiences throughout her beach day."-AudioFile Magazine
If you enjoyed the antics of Iguana, Culebra, Conejo and Tortuga in Mañana Iguana, you'll be happy to know they're back for more in Fiesta Fiasco. Conejo (Rabbit) learns a lesson about generosity in this fun adventure.
"Brian and Rosi Amador perform the story with energy and a smile, giving distinct voices to each character and presenting the Spanish-language words (nicely defined in the text and in an accompanying glossary) with brío. Light original music with a Mexican flavor dances in the background. A delightful production."-School Library Journal
Music is part of the recipe in his kitchen Composer's passions honed from his past.
CAMBRIDGE — Musician and composer Brian Amador prepares his family's favorite dishes as he discusses his passions for music and food. The kitchen has heady aromas from two large simmering pots. In one is red cabbage, balsamic vinegar, and raisins for something he calls "Repollo (cabbage) Sonia,'' named for one of his twin 14-year-old daughters. In the other, a mixture of ground turkey, tomatoes, and plantains mingle to become Salsa Medibeña, a name Amador coined to reflect Mediterranean and Caribbean influences. Later, he will ladle the meat sauce over pasta...read the rest here...Edible Radio Episode 88 Growing Home: Marla Camp with Sol y Canto
Growing Home host Marla Camp, publisher of Edible Austin, talks to musicians Rosi and Brian Amador about their touring musical feast in seven courses, Sabor y Memoria.
Rosi and Brian Amador are founders of the Boston-based musical ensemble, Sol y Canto.
Composer and MacDowell Fellow Brian Amador's newest multi-media, pan-Latin musical suite, Sabor y Memoria (Flavor and Memory) is performed by the Sol y Canto sextet--plus strings, and touches on issues of memory and nostalgia for one's home country, immigration, hunger, cooking and, of course, chocolate! From appetizer to dessert, each movement is a "dish" of an imaginary meal. Everyone wants a taste! Rosi and Brian talk about what inspires their music, the role food plays in their lives and how food defines and brings together family and community.
Listen to a three song medley.
Sol y Canto’s NEW CD,Cada Día un Regalo is featured on PRI’s THE WORLD archive, December 18th. Click here to listen anytime. Billboard Magazine called it “unfailingly inspiring!” Listen/Buy Music at CD Baby by visiting: www.cdbaby.com/solycanto
Voice-Over and On-Camera work
Rosi Amador for voice-over and on-camera work