What folks are saying about Sweet SantaFe:
What a treat, absolutely enchanting! Combine the Caribbean rhythms with two sweet and beautiful voices, great original tunes, great harmonies and Michele's rock solid guitar work and it transports you to a sunny beach with a gentle breeze drifting off the azure ocean. Dos cervezas, por favor. Had to check to see if I had a tan afterwards. Don't pass up a chance to see these two. - Scott Lyle
"Sweet SantaFe" and it was sweet and Romantic in an up beat kind of way - A most enjoyable evening for all - Great to know these 2 talented lovely people are on our Island and close at hand - Ron Klausen
Sweet songs, wonderful rhythms, thoughtful lyrics - our friends Sweet Sante Fe. Catch them if you have a chance. - Trish Cameron
I had the pleasure of hearing Christine and Michel perform today at the Island Soul Choir concert at the Port Theatre in Nanaimo. It was a wonderful experience. They sang their own compositions and I enjoyed each and every one. So much so, I had to buy their CD. Thank you Sweet SantaFe for making my day and sharing your talents with us and spreading so much joy. Thank you also for being so personable and down to earth when I spoke with you during intermission. Micki @ Works of HeART Project - Micki Findlay
In 2014 Michel Rivero Mordoch and Penelope Christine Baxter meet on a Canadian/Cuban choral cultural exchange in Havana Cuba. Michel, a well respected musician, arranger, and collaborator in Cuba and Penelope Christine a prolific songwriter from Southern Alberta Canada combined their talents to form Sweet SantaFe.
In 2016 they brought this duo back to Canada. Their mix of Cuban and Canadian rhythms and their beautifully intricate harmonic blends are exciting and transporting audiences. They are "authentic", "romantic", and "fun." With influence such as Alison Krauss, Pablo Milanes, Tom Jobim and Sarah Mclachlan. Their Debut Album titled Santa Fe is the bridging of two cultures and their two songwriting traditions.