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Sounds Like: Ray Carlos Nakai, Airto, Jazz, Philip Glass, Steve Reich
Label: Rhythm Horse Records
Bio: William Ruiz's main instrument is the tongue drum / Log drum and the Mayohuacan of Native American/ Taino Indian origin. Logdrums are played all over the world by indigenous peoples of Native American, African, and Asian cultures.
His CD recordings Cipriani, In New York, & Taino (all registered ...See Full Bio
“Titus Andronicus: marked the return of free Shakespeare to the Amphitheatre that served as the original home of Joseph Papp's New York Shakespeare Festival. Directed by Jeffrey Guyton, formerly with the Stratford Festival of Canada, TITUS featured a cast of 26, Middle Eastern dancing, Greco-Roman wrestling, stage combat by Nicholas Little, costumes by Andrea Varga and special effects and hair by Gary Arave. TITUS' choreographer Jehan has performed from the concert halls of the West to the palaces and temples of the East and is a Director of the Temple of Jehan which teaches belly dance, an ancient powerful art, celebrating life and sensuality. Percussionist William Ruiz is a Taino Indian and Spanish-American log drummer, a pioneering and multitalented percussionist whose style reflects a wide breadth of inspirations, ranging from Caribbean to Classical. He has performed across America and can be heard on Jay Rodriguez's album Olajope.”