Know Ruido

back_swirl_bata Ruido is the wild child of contemporary Australian flamenco. With gypsy abandon, playfulness and brazen confidence, Ruido perform with joyful witt. They include the occasional song for children through to thumping Bulerias, delicate Guajiras and lullabies, roaring Rumbas and soulful Tangos ballads.
Ruido Flamenco original compositions have firm musical roots in flamenco modes and rhythms. Unafraid to sing of powerful historical events such as war, refugees, deception, love and hope. Ruido conjure a fresh Indy-flamenco soundscape.

There are no barriers in this amazing troupe: these musicians get up and dance, and the dancers sing and play! Their show is an explosion of colour and passion that fills your senses. Ruido flamenco create gypsy ballads and tapping tunes for their evocative performances.  Ruido invite you into their beautiful ancient and magical world.

botanical gardensMembers:

April - The fierce artistic Director
Fierce artistic Director
  • April: artistic director, composer, dancer, singer, percussionist, rhythm guitarist
  • Greg: Operations Manager, arranger, Clarinet and Bass Clarinet
  • Jane:  Dance Manager, dancer, castanets
  • Sam: Vocal Manager, dancer, singer, guitarist
  • Andrej: singer, castanets, guiatrist
  • Jack: guitar, dance
  • Elizabeth B: Egyptian tabla
  • Robyn: Djembe, mandolin
  • Elizabeth H: Guitar and Vocals

Ruido’s joy of collaboration

Ruido and Far South Flamenco
Ruido and Far South Flamenco

Collaborations make every show unique.
Ruido work with well-established regional artists and groups.
Past collaborations have included:

  • Miss Rodolfa (guest Dancer and palmas)
  • Far South Flamenco (guest Dance school)
  • Marisol of Solymar flamenco dance (guest dance school)
  • David Holberton (guest Guitarist)
  • Lisa Maris McDonell (Guest Dancer)
  • Nitya (guest flute and tenor saxophone)
  • Canberra guitarists Dan and Louise
  • Shohini (Guest Dancer, Indian Tabla)
  • Wolf (Fire dancer)

Ruido love building cultural bridges. They ruido-and-solymarbring Flamenco to a wide audience performing often at festivals and fiestas. They offer lively shows for children and themed concerts for aficionados.

They fundraise and welcome others. Their next show is themed Treasures of the Silk Road. Enjoy hearing songs about passionate people full of a love of nature and open hearts.

How Do You Say Ruido?

Ruido is our bands name. In true Aussie tradition it is deliberately understated: It simply means Noise! How do you say Ruido? Roo-ee-doh with an aussie twang will do fine.

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