Sunday, March 26, 2017 2:00 PM
Regina’s multi-instrumental group Andino Suns have been captivating audiences since 2009 with fiery instrumentation, inspirational live performances and a resounding message of freedom, hope and love. Their music fuses the vibrant traditional sounds of the Latin America with modern Latin grooves and rhythms.
Known for being instinctively adventurous and musically inquisitive, Andino Suns began with Chilean-Canadians Andres and Andres Palma, as an effort to recreate the traditional Andean music of their childhood. In 2013, the band released their self-titled debut album, a collection of beautifully upbeat acoustic songs performed entirely in Spanish. Their sophomore album,
It’s Time to Rise, followed one year later, adding a heavy dose of rock and roll and other styles to the band’s traditional Andean sound. Performances followed across Canada at high-profile festivals and showcases including JUNOfest, Ness Creek Music Festival, Sasktel Jazz Festival, and Regina Folk Festival in Saskatchewan; Festival du Bout du Monde, and Festival des Traditions du Monde in Quebec; and Cold Snap Festival in British Columbia. In 2014, the band was also selected to represent Saskatchewan at Mundial Montreal, North America's premier world music showcase event and was selected to showcase at Folk Alliance International In Kansas City in 2016.