Crisol (formerly known as Soul Journey) is an Ottawa-based guitar duo that was formed in 2012 when the two guitarists met and quickly discovered that they shared a commonality of views. They decided to make music together, sharing their musical influences and skills to create their unique blend of New Age Fusion with echoes of Latin, Persian and Flamenco rhythms.Raimundo Pizana, originally from Mexico, is a seasoned professional on guitar and bass. He was influenced by Rock music (Santana, The Doors, and others) and also explored flamenco styles and world beats. While playing with his band in Mexico, Raimundo was discovered by a Canadian entrepreneur and invited to continue his musical career in Canada, where he has played ever since with various Latin and Rock bands.
Tohid Modbeigi was born in Tehran, Iran, where he started playing flamenco guitar at the age of 14. Four years later, he organized his first band, playing a fusion of Persian, Flamenco and other styles of music. On July 1, 2012, he moved to Canada.
Crisol has performed throughout Ottawa for numerous fundraising events, at various clubs and cafes, the National Library and Archives, and for corporate events and weddings.