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About Solana

Solana play an eclectic blend of polyrhythmic folk and world music that combines high-energy rhythms with intricate arrangements!
Folk band
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With their polyrhythmic folk-world fusion, Solana have made quite a splash on the music and festival scene across the UK and in their adopted hometown of Bristol. Somehow managing to appeal to discerning sit-down audiences and lively festival crowds, Solana have been enthusing and confusing listeners with their rhythmically complex and harmonically rich sound. Formed in Valencia in 2012 as an itinerant acoustic folk trio, the band has developed almost beyond recognition through extensive touring and collaboration. Tamsin (flute/accordion) and Rowen (violin) weave together folk- and klezmer-inspired melodies which soar over a tight rhythm section. Elio’s Latin, African and reggae influenced drumming and Alex’s flamenco/folk/jazz guitar are locked together by Henry’s dynamic basslines. When not playing music, the members of Solana can be found making chutney, cycling long distances, and correcting people who mispronounce “paella”.

Performance details
We can perform outdoors
We have vehicles we can use to travel to gigs
We require car parking close to venues
We own a PA system
Encore awards
4th Encoreversary
Folk, Ceilidh, Folk rock, Traditional Irish folk, Traditional Scottish folk, Jazz, Jazz fusion, Latin jazz, World music, African music, Afrobeat, Arabic, Balkan, Cuban music, Cumbia, Flamenco, French music, Jewish music, Klezmer, Latin, Spanish music, Tango, Italian music, Reggae, Ska, Scottish music, Salsa
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Concert, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Song list

Odd Elegy- Dhafer Youssef
Traditional music
Original compositions


From customers:

Songlines, 4 years ago

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

Shirefolk, 4 years ago

“A fervent and fertile form of world fusion”

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