Based in Vancouver, the Rio Samaya Band is made up of Pancho and Sal, partners in life as well as in music, which is full of wonderfully enchanting latin rhythms and romantic melodies in Spanish including some Italian, English and French folk songs.
With a style that flows through the folkloric traditions of Central and South America, Rio Samaya music beats to the natural pulse of our planet, writing and blending it with elements of folk, rock, country, latin, reggae, and Gypsies rhumbas.
Pancho is born in Argentina, plays guitar, many string instruments, flutes, and percussion. Sal born in England and grew up in Vancouver with roots in Argentina, she plays the accordion, hand percussion instruments and sings ethereal harmonies.
They have a unique style of translating simultaneously from Spanish to English. Together they create a gentle and compelling sound. Guitar, bombo, chachas, accordion, quena, flute, harmonica, piano, charango, and ukulele are instruments they play.