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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.
Some people are trapped in their homes, dreaming of a peaceful escape. Others are on the road dreaming of peaceful settlement. We sing of the joys of travel, of trying new things, greeting new people.
|Romero dons his fedora!|
|It sets off his silver hair.|
|lighting a fire in my soul|
|rekindling old sto-ries|
|Spi-nning tales of the road|
|strange and enticing|
|never quite the same|
|Searching for o-pen roads|
|Little girl cold and alone|
|Sola-a-a! Ella esta sooooola|
|Far from the war she will flee|
|lost is her family|
|Dark is the night, it is quiet,|
|whispers of peace|
|lulling her to sleep|
|Out on the open road|
|I follow the stream as it flows.|
|“quiero–ooo, quiero ir”|
|Weaving weeds into gold,|
|I’m trading on cha-nces|
|Fashion tri-nkets from the sand|
|[I] make what I fa-ncy,|
|tossing my fo-rtune,|
|laughing at the storms|
|le, le, le|
|Voy a donde quiero ir [repeat]|
What are we up to now?
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. :>
Ruido are doing two shows at Cobargo Folk Festivalon 27th and 28th February.
We are playing with special guest dancers including the beautiful dancer, Veronica and her students from Far south Flamenco.
We are doing a Dance display and workshop for dancers and musicians on Saturday at the Brolga 2pm
On the Sunday at 2pm we are up on the Magpie stage singing, strumming, drumming and dancing a program of profound and light-hearted flamenco songs.
At Kangaroo Valley we premiered a new Bulerias called Divina.
“A restless heart is beating, and a passion slowly dawning, the sweetness in the flowers has the hummingbird awakening.
Tell the clouds to block the sunlight, Call the stars to sleep tonight, catch the autumn rain falling, wish the summer fruit no ripe”