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Rey Ruiz & Adalberto Santiago in Concert 16/8/2008

Rey Ruiz & Adalberto Santiago in Concert 16/8/2008

Rey Ruiz demonstrated an interest in becoming a salsa singer since he was a small child. Aside from an apparently normal childhood, Ruiz made his debut as a performer at a very young age; he was often showcased on Cuban television as a child, singing typical children's songs. Ruiz had his parents' full support and was later on enrolled in Havana's Conservatorio de Música school. Eventually, Ruiz made his way to headlining a show at the Habana Libre Hotel. (The former Havana Hilton, renamed to Havana Libre after Castro's revolution)

Rey Ruiz performed in the well known "Cabaret Tropicana" music group. During a Cabaret Tropicana tour in the Dominican Republic, Ruiz defected, leaving the group to join some friends in the United States. Once established there, Ruiz began to gain fame as a solo salsa singer.

It took Ruiz three years after he arrived in the United States for him to release his first CD, The self-titled "Rey Ruiz". Ruiz's second album was "Los Soneros de Hoy", loosely translated into "Today's (salsa) performers".

Ruiz released his following albums as follows: 1993 "Mi Media Mitad" ("My Other Half") [Platinum sales]. 1995 "En Cuerpo y Alma" ("Body and Soul") [Platinum sales]. 1996 "Destino" ("Destiny") [Platinum sales]. 1997 "Porque es Amor' ("Because it is Love"). 1998 "Exitos del Rey" ("Rey's Hits", a name which can also be interpreted as "The King's hits", since Rey means king in Spanish). 2000 "Fenomenal" ("Phenomenal"). 2004 "Mi Tentacion".

THIS AUGUST 16TH CONCERT WILL BE AN EVENT NOT TO BE MISSED, WITH TICKETS GOING FOR AS LITTLE AS £26 AVAILABLE AT:

http://www.ticketweb.co.uk/user/?region=gb_london&query=detail&event=275308

Concert details: http://www.scala-london.co.uk/scala/event.php?id=928


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