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 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.
Come and cheer us along! Saturday Feb 19th at 3.15 European Village Showcase Stage
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.
Time: 18 February 2017 3.15pm
Location: Stage 6, Akuna St and City Walk
Dear fantastic audience, thank you for your standing ovation on Sunday at Illawarra Folk Festival. And thank you for telling the organisers how much you enjoyed our show. It means a lot to us to have your support.
We are honoured and tickled pink that you enjoyed our new show – Treasures of the Silk Road. Samantha and April are proud of their new song – Out On The Open Road. We look forward to sending the good vibes out again.
Hola from April. On Monday we started seriously working on a new song – a Colombianas. But last night in rehearsal time we did very little music. We did manage a truck-load of program steering. Greg facilitated a small and happy core and we all got to talk about what we like doing on stage. And what we dream to do.
We are shaping our new show for the premiere in January.
It is called Treasures of the Silk Road. Here is the new bio:
A brand new show from Ruido, Treasures of the Silk Road.
Music of almost of every culture has been enriched by wild-hearted travellers. Journey with us to explore the stories behind the delightful treasures of this open road.
All told with Ruido’s signature explosion of flamenco colour and movement.
Where are we going with this?
Sam (one of our great singer/dancer/guitarist/drummers) and I hope to one day travel around presenting shows at schools. Part of the growth of this show will also be that it is presented to suitable fundraisers.
The tone of the show is: “look at what amazing things we have gleamed from being welcoming to other cultures”
Thank you as always for being part of the journey and although we have not always known where this leads, we have had tonnes of fun on the road together!
It was delightful to get such a warm welcome from the audience last Saturday. And to have a standing ovation was priceless. :>