Saturday 26 August
Sonido + Pato Lara
'Sonido de los Andes' was formed in 1977 by a group of young musicians after emigrating from Latin America inspired by the music made from there traditional instruments. Led by young Chilean singer/songwriter Oscar Marin. Over the years, the band has expanded its musical boundaries incorporating folkloric instruments and styles from Uruguayan ‘Candombe’, Venezuelan ‘Joropo’, Mexican ‘Ranchera’, Cuban ‘Son’ and Colombian ‘Cumbia'.
The groups musical influences also include ‘non’ Latin styles and contemporary instruments and through performing and composing together they’ve unearthed a unique sound.
From the haunting sounds of the Andes to the rich rhythms and melodies of Cuba, Mexico and Venezuela, Sonido embrace all of Latin America as one. Playing more than 40 wind, string and percussion instruments there performances are a treasure for the human spirit.
A true journey through the magic of Latin America and beyond.
Recognised internationally they are now led by Oscars sons, Cesar and Steve. ‘Sonido' remains at the forefront of new music and are regarded as one of the chief exponents of Latin American music in the world today.
Cesar Marin- Charango, cuatro, guitar, bass, quena, zamponas, bombo, percussion, vocals.
Steve Marin- Quena, zamponas, bass, bombo, cajon, congas, drums, percussion, lead vocal.
Stephen Aguilera-Mendoza- Lead vocal, guitar, cuatro, charango, zampona, bombo, percussion,
Juan Alvear- Zamponas, quena, moceno, charango, guitar, percussion, vocals
Marco Lopez- Zamponas, quenas, moceno, charango, bombo, percussion, vocals
Enrique Berbis- Lead vocal, guitar, charango, zamponas, bombo, bongo, percussion, vocals
Ricardo Cancino- Electric and acoustic guitars, bass, charango, percussion, vocals