Canto Latino

ARTISTS • Canto Latino

Canto Latino


Amanda Handel – voice, Jane Andino – piano, Gary Daley – accordion, Matt Handel – saxophones
The dynamics of slinky tango and heart-wrenching fado, with happy dashes of spicy Mexican and Latin music … all embellished in fabulous tales from the golden eras of faraway lands …

Canto Latino Duo is Amanda Handel: voice and Jane Andino: keyboard.

Their music includes the dynamics of slinky tango and heart-wrenching fado along with happy dashes of Mexican and Latin music.


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2/140 Katoomba St, Katoomba NSW 2780


Band description:
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 & soul.
Concert description:
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 and song. Their concert programs are woven
with the threads of traditional Argentinean tango, Portuguese fado, Mexican ranchera and sones,
South American and Spanish folklórico. See program details on the final page.
Band History:
Canto Latino was first formed as a duo by Amanda and Jane in 2012. They recorded a CD Tango Sentido
in 2013 which quickly sold out. The band has since been expanded to become a quartet which has
been giving regular performances at venues such as the Blue Mountains Cultural Centre, the
Carrington Hotel (Katoomba), the Nolan on Lovel Gallery (Katoomba), the Django Bar (Marrickville,
Gallery 47 (Rylstone), Smiths Alternative (Canberra), Hawkins House concerts (Port Macquarie), the
Berrima Smalls Concert Society, the Narellan Rhythm Festival, the Springwood Music Club and the
Katoomba Winter Sostice Festival at the Avalon Cocktail Bar. Music Hunter Projects gave a special
presentation of Canto Latino in 2017 at Kindle Hill (Wentworth Falls). This production Latin-Lórico was
a special concert program made in collaboration with Devi Mamak (world renowned
choreographer/dancer), and the band included guest artist Llew Kiek on Eastern stringed instruments.



January 2019:
26 Jan Rye Australia Day, Rye, Victoria 6pm (Free)
31 Jan Heritage Hotel, Wollongong, NSW 7pm

February 2019:
01 Feb Milton Theatre, Milton, NSW 7.30pm
02 Feb Harmonie German Club, Canberra, ACT 8pm
08 Feb The J Theatre, Noosa, QLD 7.30pm
09 Feb Old Museum, Brisbane, QLD 7pm
10 Feb Mo’s Dessert Clubhouse, Gold Coast, QLD 3pm
14 Feb Stag and Hunter, Newcastle, NSW 8pm
15 Feb Leadbelly, Newtown, NSW 8pm
16 Feb The Metropole, Katoomba, NSW 6pm + Vanessa Caspersz
21 Feb Old Church on the Hill, Bendigo, VIC 7pm + Luke Watt
22 Feb Memo Music Hall, Melbourne, VIC 7.30pm
23 Feb Matinee NSC, Melbourne, VIC 2pm
24 Feb Way Out West, Newport, VIC 2pm


UK & Ireland: Cara Robinson
France: Stephan On the Road Again
Scandinavia: Flemming Christensen
+45 75421758. M. +45 40411758
Australia: Jon Howell – Rhythm Section +61 407 700 682
North America: Sarah PorterPorter Music +613 863 6805

Press & PR:
UK & Ireland: Patrick Haveron Rocket Science PR +44 (0)7774803851
Online: Patrick Haveron Rocket Science PR +44 (0)7774803851

Management: Cara Robinson

Label: Indie
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