Canto latino

AMANDA HANDEL - voice | JANE ANDINO - piano | GARY DALEY - accordion | MATT HANDEL - saxophones

Canto Latino draws from a wealth of artistic experience in a unique combination of renowned performers from the Blue Mountains. While all four of us have very distinctive styles with well-established reputations in separate areas, we each share a desire to venture into new territories and renovations within the Latin genre.

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. Our concert programs are woven with the threads of traditional Argentinean tango, Portuguese fado, Mexican ranchera and sones, South American and Spanish folklórico. Our shows have attracted a following of tango dancers in the Marrickville/Newtown area and we very much enjoy interacting musically with their spontaneity and creativity in movement.

FULL PDF VERSION OF CANTO LATINO including member profiles

Just wanted to say how absolutely wonderful last night was…..we loved every minute of it - so interesting, complex, and exciting. What you do is unique and quite gorgeous
— Sandie White – veteran singer on the Sydney jazz scene
Wonderful concert. I thought your performance was expressive and poised - very sexy
— Katherine Thompson – soprano, Sydney Philharmonic Chamber Singers

Performances in 2019

  • Avalon Supper Club, 8th March .

  • Django Bar, 31st March

  • Nolan on Lovell Gallery, Sat 24th August

  • Avalon Supper Club, Fri 13th September

  • Berrima Smalls, Sat 14th September

  • Wentworth Falls School of Arts, Sat 9th November

    For more details, see calendar below and click on the gig date.


CD release ‘Tango Sentido’ 2015 - Sold out.

Canto Latino Duo - Amanda Handel and Jane Andino.

Recorded at ‘Song Cave Studios”. Listen to audio samples from album below