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About Ruben "Beny" Esguerra:
Born in Colombia, Ruben "Beny" Esguerra is a multi-instrumentalist, lyricist and arts educator. As a musician and drummer he has earned the privilege of becoming the band leader of several musical groups including acclaimed Latin-jazz outfit CHIVA. As a lyricist he has performed his pieces in festivals held in Havana (Cuba), Caracas (Venezuela), Bogotá (Colombia) and recently performed an opening piece welcoming Canadian Governor General,  the Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean to the Ignite the Americas conference organized by the Department of Canadian Heritage held at Toronto's Casa Loma. As an arts educator Beny currently spends much of his time facilitating workshops through the Ontario Arts Council's Artist in Education Programme, offering music and story telling as a medium for healthy self-expression to inner city schools as well as schools in rural areas across Ontario. Ruben Esguerra holds a Masters degree in musicology/ethnomusicology.

Drumming Workshop with Ruben


Drummers of all levels and ages are invited to participate in an afternoon drumming and dance workshop lead by with Ruben Esguerra.

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