New album by Mamselle Ruiz Soleil de lune – entre mer et feu
Album launch concert to take place on November 22 at Théâtre Outremont, as part of Mundial Montreal Closing Night
An event combining music, circus and dance
November 7, 2019 – For the launch of her third album, Mamselle Ruiz is hard at work, putting the final touches on a unique concert where her music will be enhanced by circus and dance performances.
Mamselle Ruiz is a Mexican-born singer-songwriter living in Montreal since 2010. Voted Révélation Radio-Canada 2013-2014 and nominated at l’ADISQ in 2018, she has performed on several Cirque du Soleil shows. On this new album, Soleil de lune – entre mer et feu, she blends music and poetry from her native country to those of her new home.
Soleil de lune, a title that reveals the artist’s duality: in concert, she can be joyful and extravagant (‘soleil’ – sun). Yet, she can also be metaphoric, introspective, melancholic (‘lune’ – moon). ‘Soleil’ and ‘lune’ also represent both her countries’ contrasts: Mexico’s warmth and Canada’s cold winter.
‘Soleil’ and ‘lune’ represent the contrast within all of us: ‘Our sun is what inspires others, what makes us mirrors of light, sending positive energy towards others. However, we all carry a darker side – moon. An aspect we can be reluctant to accept, a frightening, delinquent side we would rather kept hidden from others – and from ourselves. When we accept that darker side, that’s when genuine relationships arise. The more we refine our moon, the more we enhance our sun, the more we blossom.’ And the title track demonstrates perfectly the need for each of us to meet our inner light.
La Rosa de Juana pays tribute to Sister Juana Ines de la Cruz, founder of the first great library in America. The first single, Montréal Kaléidoscope, is an ode to Montreal and its cultural divertisy. Nonantzin, a piece sung in Náhuatl, the Aztec language tells the tale of the exiled prince warrior Nezahualcóyotl.
Mamselle Ruiz’ new concert is presented in three languages, featuring music, circus and dance; choreographer Uriel Arregin adding his touch for the song Lágrimas Negras. An aerial straps number can also be expected. Surprise guests will also join Mamselle and her band on stage.
Soleil de lune – entre mer et feu, from Mamselle Ruiz
Available November 22 on-line everywhere
Concert launch at Théâtre Outremont
Friday, November 22, 2019
$45.00 service fees and taxes included
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Mamselle Ruiz – Biography
(Before arriving in Québec)
At the age of five, Mamselle was singing already as a soloist in the ecclesiastical choir. After three years of opera training (Escuela Libre de Música De México, DF), she specialized in jazz at the Escuela Superior de Música de México, in DF. She then developed the technique of “Speech Level Singing” with Alejandro Campero for two years. Followed by various master classes with several important acclaimed personalities, such as Bobby McFerrin and Dean Bowman (Screaming Headless Torsos).
Her extraordinary talent led her to sing in well-known places such as El Palacio de Bellas Artes, El Auditorio Nacional Mexico City, El Teatro de la Danza and El CNA with famous artists such as Alejandro Markovich (Caifanes), Ramsés Luna (OMS), Daniel Aspuru and Andy Gangadeen (Massive Atack).
Mamselle settled in Canada in 2010, thanks to a contract with Cirque du Soleil (Les Chemins invisibles). In 2012, she opened the show for the acclaimed singer Lila Downs (Film Frida) at the Palais Montcalm in Quebec City. Mamselle was awarded several prizes at Vue sur la relève and she received the Résidence à la place des arts in the framework Vitrine du Grand rendez-vous des musiques locales métissées of Vision Diversité. In 2013 she received the nomination Revelation Radio Canada in World Music 2013-2014. In 2015, she represented Quebec in Mexico, during the “La semaine de la francophonie”, as the opening act for Michel Jonasz (the very popular singer from France), as well as returned back to the Cirque du Soleil to work on a series in Andorra, Europe.
Mamselle has toured Canada and Mexico, with more than 350 shows, to major festivals like the Montreal International Jazz Festival. She gave 85 shows in 2015 and is now preparing a new album for 2016-2017.
In addition to her qualities as a singer, the young creative talent is interested in different spheres of performing arts. Theater, tribal dance, Latin danse and various circus disciplines are added to her experience. All these qualities and abilities distinguish and heighten Mamselle’s presence on stage.