Since coming to Canada in 2016 from Cuba, Sweet SantaFe has been busy. Their first album "SantaFe" has received traction on radio. They have been interviewed on CBC radio, chart at #1 on CFBX radio in World music in Kamloops and perform live on CITR in Vancouver and CFUV in Victoria.
Sweet SantaFe has played venues large and small throughout Western Canada, from House Concerts to outdoor festivals to large theatres such as Vancouver Island Music Festival and The Port Theatre in Naniamo.
Sweet SantaFe, not only performs as a duo, they also have performed with Doug Cox, Sue Medley and Helen Austin of Big Little Lions in the Comox Valley Achievement awards. They have shared the stage with Matt Epp, Celeigh Cardinal, Dave Kelly and Christine Collister, and Terry ‘Harmonica’ Bean. In 2018 Sweet SantaFe played Vancouver Island Music Festival (VIMF) with their five piece band, percussionist Robin Layne, bassist Stu McDonald, and pianist Sean Mooney.
By working with choirs such as Rhythm and Roots in Vancouver, and Island Soul Choir Sweet SantaFe has continued their love of community connection as they give workshops and performances for choirs, festivals and music camps.
Michel Rivero Mordoch and Penelope Christine Baxter meet on a Canadian/Cuban choral music cultural exchange in Havana Cuba. Together they combined Cuban Trova and Canadian Folk music to form Sweet SantaFe.