First time for Sol De La Noche at Scalo! We are excited. 9pm-12am
Sol De La Noche will play from 8-9pm at the 505 Creative on the downtown Civic Plaza.
Sounds Like: Manu Chao, Juanes, Rodrigo y Gabriela
Bio: Sol de la Noche is an original band inspired in Latin world music. Diego Manrique singer, song writer and guitarist, in collaboration with Gabriela Garza interweave classical guitar, traditional and contemporary Latin music with influences ranging from Spanish flamenco guitar, rumba, son Cubano,...See Full Bio
“At ASUNM Student Special Events’ “Fight for Fiestas,” Latin/reggae crossover band Sol de la Noche battled against four other musical acts and came out on top, securing its spot as a headliner at this spring’s Fiestas. Sol de la Noche consists of percussionist Oscar Gamboa, bassist Diego Flores, guitarist and vocalist Diego Manrique, and trumpet player Jose Chicas, all of whom are music majors at UNM. Mountain Head and Mellow Mellone were runners-up, coming in at second and third, respectively. “It’s kind of surprising how much talent there is at UNM that you don’t see a lot of the time,” said Simon Kessler, promotions director for ASUNM SSE. “For example, I’m in class with some of those (contestants) and I never even knew they were in bands.” Contestant bands were required to be composed of at least 30 percent UNM students, and each group performed a 15-minute set for the chance to share the stage with celebrity musicians this spring.”