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Sounds of Nilo / Adam Weinberg / Victoria Sol
March 21 @ 6:00 pm – 11:30 pm
Join us for an early evening and full night of storytelling with a contemporary take on Latin, Mediterranean, Sephardic, and Jewish folk music from around the world at the Center for Subtropical affairs with Sounds of Nilo, Adam Weinberg, and Victoria Sol.
Monday March 21 Doors at 5pm 15$ Advance 20$ Door
Nilo is the new voice of contemporary Latin music. Her early interest in the traditional indigenous music of her birth land Colombia has bloomed into a passionate musical life. While raised in Miami and surrounded by a very diverse musical culture, in 2017, she auditioned to Berklee College of music with a native song from the Inga tribe and was awarded a scholarship as a voice principal. There, she refined her skills as a vocalist, songwriter, composer, and arranger. This also allowed her to dive into new sonic worlds of jazz, soul, R&B, Bossa, and Balkan, while she continued to study Latin American folk music. Her innovative approach to Latin music is owed to her distinct voice. When she sings she embodies raw feeling and sincerity, simultaneously uplifting us and rooting us in music that is a part of our essence.
Vocalist and songwriter, Victoria Sol, a Miami native with Cuban and Sephardic Jewish ancestry, will present a night of songs and stories from the Sephardic Diaspora. With a repertoire that ranges from jazz, soul, RnB, boleros, bossa nova, and flamenco, to Jewish and Mediterranean folk music, this event will focus on the music of the Sephardim—Spanish Jews who migrated to different cities in the Ottoman Empire after their expulsion from Spain. Many of these Sephardic folk songs were passed from mother to daughter and are cautionary tales of the dangers of love. Some are spiteful. Others are about the persistent pain of persecution and the longing for a place to call home. Thus, their music is an assemblage of sounds, instrumentation, melodies, and stories that are as diverse as the people who carried these songs through generations. Expect to hear the influence of jazz and Latin rhythms woven with the scales and melodies that developed in the Mediterranean region for centuries.
Adam Weinberg started his music career as a solo instrumental guitarist and independent film scorer. His first record, On the Seventh Year, featured a selection of melodies inspired by Jewish prayer arranged for solo guitar. Music from the record was performed with the renowned percussionist Cyro Baptista (Paul Simon, Trey Anastasio, John Zorn) and featured in the award-winning documentary Unsettled. Adam spent more than five years touring with artist Matisyahu for the singer’s acoustic performances worldwide. Adam’s upcoming release Laugh, Cry, Grief, Hope (out May 13 on Americana Vibes) will be Adam’s first lyrical album. Nearly all the songs were written in late 2019 and early 2020 during a difficult six-month stretch of life that inspired Adam to begin experimenting with serious lyric writing for the first time in his career. The finished product is an acoustic-band-driven exploration of loss, healing, and a genuine search for joy.