Friday 12th April: Solana

Friday 12th April: Solana
9pm, £3

Since their formation in Valencia in 2012, fusion project Solana have been enchanting listeners with their original compositions inspired by folk traditions from around the world, klezmer, flamenco and contemporary jazz.

Taking influence from such diverse greats as Tigran Hamasyan, Kíla, Vicente Amigo and Dhafer Youssef, Solana’s sound is rhythmically complex and harmonically rich. The band are at home playing to discerning sit-down audiences and lively festival crowds alike.

“Their music ranges boldly from klezmer melodies, tingling tango, exuberant Irish folk and swinging jazz to pumping reggae and lilting Latin [...] thoroughly invigorating” — Songlines

“A fervent and fertile form of world fusion” — Shire Folk

“They make my spice shelf look boring... an accomplished and colourful album” — FolkRadio UK

When not playing music, the members of Solana can be found making chutney, cycling long  distances, and correcting people who mispronounce “paella”.