Canto Latino Quartet
Traditional tango, fado, Mexican & various other Latin music styles
Performing Arts, Sound & Music
Emerging from an amalgam of styles, Canto Latino draws from a wealth of artistic experience in a unique combination of renowned performers from the Blue Mountains. While all four artists have very distinctive styles with well-established reputations, they each share a desire to create a renovation of the Latin music genre which ventures into new territory – beyond their respective fields of specialisation. Canto Latino brings the expertise of Amanda Handel in tango, flamenco & Art music, Jane Andino in Latin & South American music, Gary Daley in jazz & contemporary and Matt Handel in jazz & funk.
Sweeping across the world from Spain and Portugal to Latin America, Canto Latino makes a flightpath rendering up treasures of poetry and folklore in music. Their concert programs are woven with the threads of traditional Argentinean tango, Portuguese Fado, Mexican ranchera and sones, South American and Spanish folklórico.
Sample Audience Testimonials:
“Hi Amanda, Just wanted to say how absolutely wonderful last night was…..we loved every minute of it – so interesting, complex, and exciting. KEEP GOING – because what you do is unique and quite gorgeous. In particular – I could almost understand every word of your Spanish – and translate most of it as you were singing….something I normally can’t do with others”. Sandie White – renowned Sydney jazz singer
“Dear Amanda, Congratulations on your wonderful concert. I thought your performance was expressive and poised – very sexy – you came across as being relaxed and in control. Your voice sounded great, and Jane really created the atmosphere with beautiful sensitive playing”. Katherine Thompson – soprano, Sydney Philharmonic Chamber Singers