David Ruiz is a percussionist with a specialization in folk music, world fusion, roots music, early music, and theatrical compositions. A self-taught musician, David has been an active performer for over 20 years, in all kinds of musical ensembles and gracing stages on all five continents, including India, Argentina, Japan, Morocco, Ireland, Portugal, Germany, the United States, Canada, and more. He is deeply fascinated by the fusion of timbres and the creation of unique sonic landscapes. David employs a range of techniques across various percussion instruments, exploring sound through experimentation and boldly blending frenetic rhythms with nuanced and precise interpretation.
David is currently percussionist of diverse musical projects, including La Banda Morisca (Andalusian folk music), Sirkedzé and Aziz Samsaoui (music of the Three Cultures), Yakamoz (Mediterranean music), Chemón Cortés Quartet (arabic jazz), Modo 130 (Greek and Turkish music), among others. Additionally, he has been a collaborative musician with the Sevillian theatre company Producciones Imperdibles for the past 15 years. Beyond his instrumental prowess, David is a composer, lyricist, arranger, and vocalist. He has also spent over a decade sharing his expertise as an educator, teaching traditional percussion techniques and rhythms through specialized courses and didactic concerts.
In parallel to his musical endeavors, David holds a Ph.D. in communication and serves as a university professor, further enriching his multifaceted career.