We’re drumming out bigger little plans for this year. Are you looking forward to seeing us again? Sorry we are hard to catch at the moment because we are doing some private functions. [We love birthday parties and Spanish weddings].
We are also polishing some of our recent material to produce a CD. A shiny new CD will be neat to hang on our wall. Our performance goals include a return visit to Canberra Smiths in winter and for the Day of Dead we are bringing out a Flamenco Operetta.
Our other big project is our schools package with the popular
Silk Road Show.
Ruido love Kangaroo Valley Folk Festival. It is friendly, intimate and quirky. The audience is always fun and the atmosphere relaxed. We love to premiere new works at Kangaroo Valley and this will be no exception. We are aiming to introduce you to a Tangos de (from) Triana we call this song Obligation (Triana is a small river island off Seville). In just a few short lines the atmosphere chills and the passion cuts through. She sings – I sing to warm your heart but I cannot offer love – that’s your mother’s obligation….
We will run a dance workshop, a children’s workshop and welcome folks to play, sing, clap or dance along.
Last night we really enjoyed playing at Amona‘s Restaurant in Warrawong. The girls did their world premiere – Sam and April on strumming and singing and Robyn on Mandolin then drum. Then the rest of the Ruido musicians jumped in to pump up the sound. Many thanks to Mignon of soundsdivinelivesound who calmly handled our complex set-up.
The kiddies in the audience joined in dancing the sevillianas and there were smiles resounding. Thank you all for your generous donations to S.C.A.R.F and thank you such a warm and cozy atmosphere.
It was great to have guests artists: Nitya from Canberra and Marisol of Solymar Flamenco, Mittagong.
Ruido work hard to be inclusive. We encourage everyone to clap along, to cheer and to be involved in any little pranks. This is the spirit of the tablao flamenco, not the high-art flamenco although at times, you might be surprised by the lyrical moments that emerge from the raucous mists.
Our next show is THIS Saturday, break out your warm woolies and brave the cold – you will certainly enjoy the dramatic flamenco feast.
You can continue to contribute to our campaign for SCARF here: https://championsofwelcome.everydayhero.com/au/making-a-noise-ruido-style-for-scarf/wizard/share
Ruido is soon performing at Smiths Alternative. Tickets are super cheap at only $10 this is to encourage lots of the local dancers to join in and make it a gusty brazen gypsy experience. On the quiet, the chics are going to be doing a world premiere their own all-chicas set. Las Amigas of Ruido (April, Sam, Jane, Robyn and Marisol) will be singing, playing, drumming and dancing a short set on their own including the rare and haunting Pearls which was a big success at Illawarra Folk Festival when it was presented for a song competition.
RUIDO creates contemporary flamenco with a unique twist: these musicians dance, and the dancers sing and play in an explosion of colour, movement and passion! Thrill to gypsy ballads, lively original tunes and award-winning interpretations of the elusive and magical world of flamenco.
RUIDO loves Canberra!
Especially on a cold Queen’s Holiday weekend.
Get yourself cozy, up-close and personal. RUIDO are poised to get colourful, passionate and frantic. Ruido engage and deliver their quirky feast of truly contemporary Flamenco. They are joined by beautiful Marisol of Solymar Flamenco.
If you recognise local musician Nitya you will find his RUIDO tone is something different. Nitya will add his gorgeous strains on guitar and bring out fresh licks on his wind instruments.
Ruido sing in Spanish and English to enrich the understanding of the complex world of Flamenco.
Few people would know that the early flamenco singers didn’t sing in Spanish. The Flamenco Gypsies of Spain maintained their own language long after the Spanish reconquered the Iberian peninusula. The gypsies have their own words and recently, in Seville, April discovered a good dictionary translating many of these words.
April and Jane are fresh back from training Seville. They are enthused and inspired. April is the artistic director of Ruido recently won an APRA award for her profound composition for Martinette. Jane is Ruido’s dance manager.
Punching out powerful Tangos, strumming gentle ballads or dishing up garish disruptive rhythms. Ruido swing with ease from profound traditional branches of flamenco to the flipant, brazen, flickle and light.
Ruido has become a Champion of Welcome! Help us to reach our goal of $500. If all of our supporters give $10, we’ll smash it! Please visit our fundraising page. It will only take a moment but have a big effect. Be our Champion and give what you can.
We’ve also turned our 6th June show at Amona’s into a charity show for this worthy cause. Entry is still free.
Ruido is performing June 10th, on the Queens Birthday Weekend at Smith’s Alternative in Canberra. We invite local flamenco dancers to join us. Our palos include Guiajira, Tangos, Rumba, Farruca, Fandangos, Collombianas, Tientos, Bulerias, Sevillianas, Martinette, Alegrias.
Are you a flamenco dancer? Would like the opportunity to dance with very alive flamenco band. We promise to be attentive to your tempo and attitude. Say yes! Flick us an email! We have performed with a huge range of dancers in past years and always enjoyed the collaborations.
Ruido perform with true Gypsy spirit shouting support for one another, they brazenly drop into sudden mood swings from the light to the profound, Ruido seek no-ones approval. They will happily sweep you aboard. Ruido bravely offer insights in to the dark and mysterious art-world of progressive indie flamenco.