Pancho and Sal take to the Twilight stage

The Pioneer Park Twilight Concert Series continues this Wednesday, Aug. 1, from 6:30-8 p.m. with the musical duo Pancho and Sal.

The musical duo Pancho and Sal will perform on Aug. 1 as part of the Pioneer Park Twilight Concert series.

The Pioneer Park Twilight Concert Series continues this Wednesday, Aug. 1, from 6:30-8 p.m. with the musical duo Pancho and Sal.

Based out of Vancouver, Argentinean-born Pancho and his wife Sal combine to create the band Rio Samaya. The travelling troubadours have visited dozens countries throughout the world, playing a mixture of gypsy music, rumba, flamenco, and folk rhythms.

Sal compliments the music with her vocals, accordion, shakers, chachas, bombo and guitar.

“We have a variety of repertoires. We’ll go from really old songs to modern ones, like Santana and Manu Chao, and then we have our own originals. And then we have folk music from South America and around the world,” said Sal.

The couple met in Cusco, near Machu Picchu in 1984 and have since had three children together who are now beginning to perform with the band. Sal said one of them might join them in Agassiz, which is great fun for the proud parents.

With the kids grown, Pancho and Sal have been able to devote their lives to music full-time, recently travelling to Beijing, Tunisia, France, India, and are now in Nova Scotia before returning to the Lower Mainland.

“The community out there knows us quite well because we’ve been to Harrison Hot Springs and Agassiz quite a few times,” said Sal.

More information about Pancho and Sal can be found at riosamayaband.com.

The Pioneer Park Twilight Concert Series is presented by the District of Kent Community Services Department, and sponsored by the Agassiz Harrison Lions Club, Prospera Credit Union and Agassiz Harrison Hope Observer.

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