15 September 2007

William Ruiz: Taino Drummer

Readers may be interested in visiting the page of Taino drummer, William Ruiz, at www.williamruiz.com. Based in New York, William Ruiz has been documented for presenting the 12 tongue modern Log drum and Tribal drum set along with various percussion instruments. His Log drum is a modern version of the Taino - Mayahavau and the Afro-Puerto Rican "Cua" of Loiza. It is known by many different Indigenous tribes worldwide by various other names. Ruiz has appeared on CNN, and has been interviewed on radio stations in New York City in connection with this drum performances and efforts to preserve and revive Taino drumming.

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