William Ruiz | In New York

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In New York

by William Ruiz

In New York featuring Taino Percussionist William Ruiz performing on the 12 tongue Log drum. This recording has a tropical sound. Its grooving, flowing, trancelike , meditational, relaxing. This world music CD will move you into dance mode.
Genre: Latin: Tropicalia
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1. Rhythm Horse
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2. Wolves of Idaho
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3. Water Moccasin
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4. El Yunque
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5. Bird Tribes
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6. Antonio & Che
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7. Mahasen
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8. Jicarillo Cowboy
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9. Zabana
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10. Taino Samba
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11. Old Coyote
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12. Medicine Wheel
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William Ruiz is one of today's most talented modern improvisational world music percussionists . Based in NYC this young spirited Native American (Taino) and Spanish Puerto Rican American artist is the creative force behind a unique blend of improvisational world tribal percussion sounds.

Ruiz has been documented for presenting the 12 Tongue Log drum and Tribal Drum set to the people of NYC throughout the U.S.A, Europe the Middle East and worldwide. He has performed at Lincoln Center Outdoors, Avery Fisher Hall, C.N.N. International News, the United Nations,B.A.M.- Dance Africa Festival, Madison Square Garden for NYC Soundtracks TV series, River Bank State Park Amphitheater, East River Park Amphitheater, Knitting Factory, Chelsea Piers, Nublu, North 6 South Street Seaport in New York City and many more.
His Log drum is a modern version of the Taino - Mayohuacan and is known by many different Indigenous tribes by various other names.

With his tribal drum set and the 12 Tongue Log drum as his main instrument, Ruiz is constantly improvising music amongst Master musicians of various cultures. He has worked with/for and recorded amongst Jojo KuoAbdou Mboup,Victor Bailey,Jay Rodriguez,William Cepeda,Josh Roseman,Bill Ware,Sam Newsome,Joe Exley,Yossi Fine,Groove Collective,Osunlade,Nicodemus,Ron Trent,Nappy G.

This talented percussionist has created music for different dancers and dance companies. One such project was as a musical director for " Good Morning Revolution Sankofa", 2003, working with Master Senegalese drummers and West African dancers. Another being Dance Choreographer Mambo Tse,s group Siren Protectors of the Rain Forest

His passion for atmospheric music was the motivation behind great sound tracks. The Documentary Film "Pieces of Courage / In search of my cultural heroes" featuring John Leguizamo & NBC Star Judy Reyes. Music by William Ruiz and featured as a guest artist-.was nominted and received award for best Narrative in The Latin Film Festival Madison Square Garden.
William Ruiz Brown Bear Quartet performed at Cipriani's NYC for the International Women's Health Coalition honoring Secretary General Kofi Annan of Ghana.

Ruiz,s first record debut was on Jay Rodriguez's "Olajope" recording featuring his group "Batidos", famous Cuban Pianist Chucho Valdez.

William is currently busy recording some percussion duo cds. 50,000 plus copies of his first CD titled " In New York" have been sold to his rapidly growing audience. Other cd,s available "Cipriani" and "Itanyesha".


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James P

Rhythmic music at its best
I bought this CD after having heard the artist in the NYC subway. Couldn't be more pleased with the sounds ... beautiful, sublime and full of life. Bravo!

Inge Auerbacher

He is blessed with a sound all his own.a unique and refreshing experience in per
I throughly enjoyed listening to the pulasting sounds of William Ruiz's CD. His music is strong, envigorating and infectious. He is blessed with a sound all his own. William is bringing us a unique and refreshing experience in percussion. Drum on William! I hope eveyone will be as lucky as I to share and enjoy your great musical talent.
Inge Auerbacher. Author & Songwriter www.ingeauerbacher.com

Miriam Viktora

A beautiful river of sound
When William plays, he takes us on a magic carpet ride out of the dark city and gives us a special connection with Nature and spirituality. This cd captures Willliam's special energy and spirit perfectly, and the music is great for meditating, dancing or background music for working. The music here would be ideal for modern dance and/or film soundtracks too.

Amira Ruiz

Wise Music his journey started "IN New York" to a tribal sound track in "Ciprian
This recording is a great start for William, titled "In New York" where all his improv started. Though New York city has a very tough audience. Every body loved this recording. check the audience photos in his web site: Williamruiz.net ///IT SAYS IT ALL///


I really enjoy with this record, tongue drum is a wonderful instrument, i was looking for an artist who use it, i found this cd and i am very happy to get it! (sorry for my english, i am french)

Sharon Mast

Infinitely interesting
The brief taste of Ruiz's music available on his website can hardly prepare the listener for the creative exploration that the CD comprises. The tracks are as exciting for their melodic content as they are for their percussive interest. Ruiz takes a basic beat as his starting point and from this spins a web of associations that are a joy to follow and participate in. Less satisfying are the tracks with saxophone - Just give us pure Ruiz, and let us follow the mind, hands and soul of this incredible musician!