Thursday, March 18, 2010


We'll be the first to admit that we're not the most avid bloggers but that doesn't mean we don't care!

We have a new, more active blog about Sol y Canto, 'Sabor y Memoria,' food, etc. here:

Please come over and participate!

-Sol y Canto

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Recipe for SALSA MEDIBEÑA by Brian Amador


Enjoy! ¡Qué la gocen!

Here's Brian's recipe for our family's favorite dish:

Salsa Medibeña

by Brian Amador

1 lb. ground dark meat turkey

2 ripe plantains

1 28 oz. can crushed tomatoes

1 large onion, chopped

6 cloves garlic, minced

1 pinch white pepper

1/4 tsp. nutmeg

1/2 c. white wine

1 T. fresh rosemary

Salt to taste

Olive oil

Heat olive oil over medium heat and add onion. Cut ends off of plantains, make a slit lengthwise in the skin, and peel. Quarter plantains lengthwise, then chop into approx. 1/2” dice. When onion begins to brown, add plantains and cook 2-3 minutes more. Add turkey; when almost cooked through, add garlic, cook 1 minute more, and add the rest of the ingredients. Lower heat and simmer until done, 10 minutes or more. Serve with pasta.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Check out the video of "Fas fud" (Fast Food)!

Here it is at last! We created a video of the first song from the suite, with still photos, video and English translation.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Sabor y Memoria demo song almost complete

Our first demo track for Sabor y Memoria is almost done! We're recording Rosi's vox tracks tomorrow. Stay tuned, we will be posting it for you to take a listen to very soon!

Friday, October 2, 2009

Working on demo for SABOR Y MEMORIA

We've been hard at work this week recording a demo in my itty-bitty home studio. Got real live violin, sax, flute, guitar & keyboard, plus some MIDI instruments. Great performances. Still need to get Rosi's vocals recorded. I'm also working on finishing the composition of several pieces in the suite. Finally got a start on the song about tamales!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

SABOR Y MEMORIA (Flavor and Memory): A Musical Feast in Seven Courses

Scheduled for a premiere in February, 2010, our next big work will be a suite for Sol y Canto and a string quartet based on one of our favorite topics: FOOD! Every movement of the suite will be a “dish” in an imaginary meal, with short “entremeses” (appetizers) interspersed in between. Each of the movements will be in a different rhythm, from many regions in Latin America and the Caribbean, and the lyrics will explore many aspects of food, such as:

• Real, local, healthy food
• Traditional and improvisatory cooking
• Food and cultural identification
• Sustainable agriculture
• The joy of cooking
• Hunger
• The power of an aroma to evoke a memory
• And of course, CHOCOLATE!

We’d like to involve you, our audience, in this project as much as possible. No, you don’t need to write the music – I’ll take care of that. But we would love to get your input. Starting soon, we’ll be posting periodically on topics related to the seven movements of the suite, and we'd like you to send us your photos, recipes, memories, musings and ideas pertaining to those topics. Start getting those recipes and photos handy, and stay tuned! ¡Buen provecho!

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