SANTIAGO.- After a series of performances in Talca and Valparaíso, the Chilean band Sol y Lluvia has returned to Santiago for a concert at 11:00 PM tonight at Galpón Víctor Jara.
The presentation marks the popular singing group's return to a large-scale venue in the capital city, as well as the continuation of one of the series planned to grace the stage for the rest of the year: the "Canto Libre" cycle, which will go on through December.
Founded in 1978 by brothers Amaro, Johnny and Charles Labra (playing guitar, base and drums respectively), Sol y Lluvia is now celebrating its 30 year anniversary with a national tour that commenced in 2008 and will continue through the rest of 2009. The group has also announced the recording of its next album, which will follow the previous releases of "La conspiración de la esperanza" (2004) and the DVD "En vivo" (2005).
After gaining popularity for hits like "En un largo tour", "Para que nunca más", "Armas, vuélvanse a casa", "Adiós, general" and "Voy a hacer el amor", the band is now made up of Amaro Labra (vocals and guitar), Patricio Quilodrán and Marcelo Concha (reed flutes, zapoñas, charangos and vocals), Johnny Labra (base) and Harley Labra (drums).