At the recent Illawarra Folk Festival, Ruido performed to a very enthusiastic little flamenca, Harriette. She came dressed for the occasion and revelled in the flamenco joy. May dance always make you smile >:
We would love to shout out our resounding and heartfelt thank you to photographer, Brandon Jarrett from all of us at Ruido.
Here are some the great shots he took of our show in Canberra.
This Saturday Ruido Indy Flamenco are performing at Smiths in Canberra. They are doing two shows, one at 4pm and one at 7pm. Ruido do pena-style flamenco – they encourage you, the audience to join in – maybe just a little bit of participation with clapping along or maybe getting up to dance.
Most Flamenco in Australia is modelled on the theatrical performances that wow audiences around the world. Ruido are more than a little bit different.
Ruido are inclusive – ‘We want people to be inspired – So, if you enjoy dancing, join us! Maybe you have a few flamenco steps under your belt, maybe have some seriously noisy boots – dress up and come along.’
How does it work? well, we will dance 2 sets first, just to get everyone in the mood – then we invite you up to dance along. You can dance in the corners of the room or jump up on stage.
Sunday 21st October Ruido are hosting a Flamenco Funday at Kangaroo Valley Folk Festival.
In the morning we will run a workshop for dancers and musicians combined. Our dance and music workshops are well loved by the folk festival community. All levels and ages welcome.
In the afternoon we will celebrate with a pop-up fiesta, lots of dancing and revelry. Come and join in!
Recently we performed at a beautiful birthday Party. Happy Birthday Lisa-Jane in Gerringong. Everyone looked amazing. They were all dressed up and dancing, stomping and shouting ‘Ole’.
David Holberton played with us, smiling as he played.
Under a clear summer sky we sang with fairlights, and sparkling joy.
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.
How Is Ruido Different?
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.