New Tradition Music — Edutainment Session
October 22, 2021
An interactive performance/workshop of traditional and original works hosted by Ruben ‘Beny’ Esguerra featuring Afro-Indigenous Colombian Music from a conscious inner-city perspective.
Ruben ‘Beny’ Esguerra is a multi-instrumentalist, lyricist, arts educator, and community worker who has composed original scores for the CBC, City Life Film, Amnesty International, and the National Film Board of Canada. In 2018, he was nominated for a Canadian JUNO Award for World Music Album of the Year and has presented his music in festivals across Canada, US, Cuba, Venezuela, Colombia, and Chile. Esguerra is currently the music director of several programs in the Jane Finch neighbourhood in Toronto. He is a PhD (ABD) candidate in Musicology/Ethnomusicology specializing in traditional and urban music.