"Sol Connection brings kinetic energy, immense talent, and one of the most danceable live shows around."

- Greer Pair, Entertainment Director, Adobe Bar at the Historic Taos Inn


Sol Connection and Baracutanga playing cumbia together at Taos Mesa Brewing, January 2018.

"Sol Connection took the crowd by storm."

-Jerry Schwartz, co-founder of Roots + Wires Presents after the band opened for Nigerian Afropop icons Seun Kuti & Egypt 80. Read the Taos News article about the show.

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"Sol Connection’s original songs are captivating and catchy."

-Ariana Kramer, The Taos News. Read the full article here.

La banda

The band's upbeat, original sound varies from cumbia to driving ska to funky bossa nova sung in English, Spanish, and Portuguese. They play mostly originals plus some choice covers that have been cooked to perfection in the band's secret sauce.

For more detailed bio, check out their press kit. Click on the pictures to learn more!

Brooke Zanetell


Lead Vocals, Accordion and Melodica

All those hours spent dancing in Venezuelan bodegas while doing biology fieldwork, all those grad school disco parties--at last they're paying off.

Philip Handmaker


Vocals, Guitar

"Sir Longshanks" throws Latin rhythms in the blender, adds a little New Mexico spice, and busts out the rhymes.

Ricky Carlini



A transplant from Argentina, Ricky channels his soul through his sticks, melding deep rhythmic knowledge with punk attitude.

Miles Lage



Miles Mayhem is the unfrozen caveman bass player, a Peñasco native who was part of Surfing Matilda back in the day. He recently crawled out from under a rock.


Join us in the rhythm playground!   ¡A bailar!

Los Alamos

Secret City Summer Concert Series

Los Alamos, NM

Friday. 26 July 2019

Opening for Concepto Tambor


Rally for the Rio

Rally for the Rio

sponsored by Amigos Bravos

Sat. 24 August 2019


at the County Line boat ramp just south of Pilar, NM

Savoy Bar & Grill

Savoy Bar & Grill


Sat. 24 August 2019


Seasons Albuquerque



Sun. 25 Aug. 2019

tastiest food in Old Town


Taos Inn

The Adobe Bar at the Historic Taos Inn

Thu. 5 September 2019


Montanya Distillers

Montanya Distillers

Crested Butte, Colorado

Sat. 7 Sept. 2019

Cocktails, anyone?


Seasons Albuquerque

Zinc Wine Bar & Bistro


Sat. 28 September 2019

in the Cellar Bar


Taos Inn

The Adobe Bar at the Historic Taos Inn

Wed. 16 October 2019


Taos Inn

The Adobe Bar at the Historic Taos Inn

Sat. 30 November 2019


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