On Sunday, Feb. 11,The Sayward Valley Folk Music Society presents an evening of music with Vancouver recording artists Rio Samaya in concert.

Rio Samaya Band brings Latin rhythms and romantic melodies to the Sayward Valley

Latin rhythms and melodies will resonate in the Sayward Valley Sunday, Feb. 11

That’s when The Sayward Valley Folk Music Society presents an evening of music with Vancouver recording artists Rio Samaya in concert.

Based in Vancouver, the Rio Samaya Band is made up of Pancho and Sal, partners in life as well as in music. Their sound is full of wonderfully-enchanting Latin rhythms and romantic melodies in Spanish, Italian, English and French.

With a style that flows through the folkloric traditions of Central and South America, Rio Samaya blends elements of folk, country and reggae.

Born in San Jorge, Argentina, Pancho moved to Europe to follow his dreams of playing the guitar. After touring in many countries, he became a troubadour style musician in Sweden.

Pancho then moved to the south of France and began playing with Gypsies, learning rumbas and flamenco. His compositions reflect these influences of flamenco and other folk rhythms

Sal was born in England and raised in Canada. She met Pancho in Cuzco, Peru and they began performing together as a musical duo. Sal compliments the music with her vocals, accordion, shakers, bombo and guitar.

The Sayward Valley Folk Music Society is located at the Sayward Heritage Hall , 1257 Sayward Road. On the second Sunday of each month the SVFMS presents a live concert with featured musicians.

Rio Samaya will perform at 7 p.m., Feb. 11. Their concert will be preceded by an open mic at 6 p.m.

Doors open at 5:30. Admission is $10. Children 12 and under are free.