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Javier Ruibal in Concert (Spain), with Oriente Lopez and Sean Kupisc

Javier Ruibal in Concert (Spain), with Oriente Lopez and Sean Kupisc

On.Stage Black.Box Theater at Miami Dade County Auditorium

(2901 W Flagler St., Miami, FL 33135)

October 19, 2014 – 7:00 p.m. 

Discover the unique and transcendental sound of Javier Ruibal, an artist whose 30-year career spans explorations into the music of North Africa and Andalusia, writing and performing songs that represent intimate encounters with life itself. Fusing modulations from the Flamenco tradition with innovative influences from pop music and other musical styles, this artist has developed a unique signature sound that evokes a magical world of exotic travel and adventure in which Europe meets Africa and the Mediterranean meets the Caribbean. Ruibal is neither a pop artist nor a jazz musician, yet he brings soul to pop forms and accessibility to jazz. His music is ripe with Berber echoes, African soul, American blues and French love songs, as well as the purity and pathos of Flamenco, and lyrics filled with the love, angst, and the tribulations of daily life. Ruibal will be launching his latest LP “Quédate Conmigo” here in Miami, and performing songs from this latest recording as well as his well-known extensive repertoire. more info


Javier Ruibal en concierto (España), con Oriente Lopez y Sean Kupisc

On.Stage Black.Box Theater en Miami Dade County Auditorium (2901 W Flagler St., Miami, FL 33135)

19 de octubre del 2014 a las 7:00 p.m.

Descubre el sonido trascendental e híbrido de Javier Ruibal, un artista cuya carrera de 30 años abarca indagaciones en la música del Norte de África y Andalucía, escribiendo y cantando canciones que representan encuentros íntimos y personales con la vida. Mezclando modulaciones de la tradición Flamenca con innovadoras influencias del pop y otros estilos contemporáneos, este artista ha logrado un sonido único que evoca un viaje fantástico a un lugar exótico, una aventura en la cual se encuentran Europa y África, y las aguas del Mediterráneo se funden con las del Caribe. Ruibal no es ni cantante de pop ni jazzista, pero le aporta soul a los géneros pop y accesibilidad al jazz. Su música invoca ecos bereberes, soul africano, blues americano, y canciones francesas, además de la pureza y el pathos del Flamenco, y letras llenas de amor, angustia, y las tribulaciones de la vida diaria.  Ruibal lanzará su último LP “Quédate Conmigo” aquí en Miami, y presentará canciones de este nuevo disco, además de su extensivo y popular repertorio. 

Boletos: Ticketmaster en y por teléfono al (800) 745-3000; Miami Dade County Auditorium Box Office, lunes a viernes de 9:00 a.m. a 4:00 p.m.  Para más información llame al (305) 547-5414

$50 VIP, $35 Entrada General, $30 Estudiantes y Personas Mayores

About Oriente Lopez


Oriente Lopez was born in Havana, Cuba. As soon as he reached the piano he began playing by ear, and is self-taught on that instrument. In 1969 he began studying violin and two years later moved to flute as his primary instrument. Since early Oriente experienced a growing interest in jazz and popular music. He received 15 years of classical training at various institutions in Havana.

In 1983, Oriente joined formerly Afrocuba. He was with the band for seven years. Selected recordings: "Dile Que Vuelvo" 1981, "Eclipse De Sol" 1987 , "Sobrevolando" 1988. Afrocuba shared the stage for five years with Cuban singer-songwriter Silvio Rodriguez, and also produced 2 double albums CDs "Causas y Azares" 1987, "Oh, Melancolía" 1988.

In 1993 Oriente moved in to New York City area. He has worked as pianist, flautist, musical director, composer, arranger and producer. Throughout the years he has distinguished himself as a composer and has been especially prolific as arranger. His collaborations include works with Regina Carter, Paul Simon, Paquito D’Rivera, Ralph Irizarry & Timbalaye, Patato, Fito Paez, Mauricio Zottarelli, Charlie Haden and Gonzalo Rubalcaba among others.

In the PRESENT Oriente performs his projects with various sizes ensembles. His compositions and arrangements continue to be recorded and performed by many artists around the globe.



2004 with  Charlie Haden & Gonzalo Rubalcaba  "Land Of The Sun"
2001 with  Paquito D'Rivera  "Paquito D'Rivera Quintet Live @ The Blue Note"

2000 - 2011

EGREM - Cuba

1988 with  Afrocuba  "Eclipse de Sol"

1988 with  Silvio Rodriguez and Afrocuba "Causas y Azures"