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"Sol Connection brings kinetic energy, immense talent, and one of the most danceable live shows around."
- Greer Pair, Entertainment Director,
Adobe Bar at the Historic Taos Inn Videos
Sol Connection and Baracutanga playing cumbia together at Taos Mesa Brewing, January 2018.
The band's upbeat, original sound varies from cumbia to driving ska to funky bossa nova sung in English, Spanish, and Portuguese. They play mostly originals plus some choice covers that have been cooked to perfection in the band's secret sauce.
For more detailed bio,
check out their press kit. Click on the pictures to learn more!
Lead Vocals, Accordion and Melodica
All those hours spent dancing in Venezuelan bodegas while doing biology fieldwork, all those grad school disco parties--at last they're paying off.
"Sir Longshanks" throws Latin rhythms in the blender, adds a little New Mexico spice, and busts out the rhymes.
A transplant from Argentina, Ricky channels his soul through his sticks, melding deep rhythmic knowledge with punk attitude.
Miles Mayhem is the unfrozen caveman bass player, a Peñasco native who was part of Surfing Matilda back in the day. He recently crawled out from under a rock.
Join us in the rhythm playground! ¡A bailar!
Click for a selection of past gigs
Sat. 29 Sept. 2018,
Savoy Bar & Grill, Albuquerque Fri. 27 July 2018,
Downtown Marble Brewery Sat. 28 July 2018,
Boxcar Santa Fe
( Click here to check out our Boxcar Tour Bus Karaoke video from that evening!) Sat. 5 May 2018, Cinco de Mayo party at
Rio Bravo Brewing Company in Albuquerque. Opened for Felix y los Gatos and Baracutanga Thu. 3 May 2018,
The Adobe Bar at the Historic Taos Inn Fri. 9 March 2018, opened for powerhouse Zimbabwean band
Mokoomba at Taos Mesa Brewing Mothership, a Roots & Wires Presents production ( Check out a video from that evening's show) Opened for
Baracutanga, Taos Mesa Brewing. January 26, 2018.
Check out a video of the 2 bands jamming to cumbia! Opened for
Nosotros, Taos Mesa Brewing. December 28, 2017. Headlined the Grand Tasting event at the first annual
Taos Ski Valley Summer Wine Festival. August 19, 2017.
Movies on the Green, sponsored by the Town of Taos. June 14, 2017.
Taos Plaza Live! sponsored by Taos County Chamber of Commerce. June 8, 2017. Opened for
Seun Kuti & Egypt 80. Taos Mesa Brewing. November 18, 2016.