Standing Ovation Again, Thank you

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.

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Le, Le, Le: Tales Of The Open Road

our new show - treasures of the silk roadTomorrow we are recording our new song for our upcoming show about Treasures of the Silk Road.
We send a message of hope for marginalised people.

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.

cropped-headerLyrics for TALES OF OPEN ROADS

Romero dons his fedora!
It sets off his silver hair.
A-a tirati,tirati,tirati,tirati-ir
lighting a fire in my soul
rekindling old sto-ries
Spi-nning tales of the road
strange and enticing
melodies rising
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,
memories bringing
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]

Ruido Secrets

What are we up to now?

me-and-me-guitarHola 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-and-me-at-waterfallSam (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. :>our new show - treasures of the silk road


Ruido Performing At Cobargo

Ruido and Far South Flamenco
Ruido and Far South Flamenco

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.

Download the full Cobargo Folk Festival program.


Divina – The Bulerias

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”