A new work from Sol Ruiz
Positive Vibration Nation is a new full-length multimedia Rock “Guaguanco” Opera by Sol Ruiz. The show incorporates live performances with integrated technology to create an immersive cultural experience of sound, visual art, costume, dance, and Caribbean music. The project reflects artists’ roots as the foundation of Miami’s uniqueness while also connecting the audience with a positive message.
Cuban American, Grammy-nominated recording artist, producer, DJ and multi-instrumentalist Sol Ruiz, performs in her native tongue, Spanglish. Ruiz has released 6 albums under various names including Picadillo and Sol and The Tribu and has toured globally. She is currently producing “Positive Vibration Nation”, a rock opera, funded by The Knight Foundation, NPN, National Endowment for the Arts, and Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs in collaboration with Beth Morrison Projects and Miami Light Project. The Opera, to be premiered in April 2024 at Miami Theatre Center, is performed by her band Sol and The Tribu, ambassadors of the “New Miami Sound”. They will also perform the production at Prototype Festival in New York. The band prides itself on what makes Miami “The Magic City” with its blend of Caribbean influences and American swamp funk.
Eventz Paul is currently the Technical Director and Productions Manager at Miami Light Project. He has been a part of this organization since 2011. He participated in Miami Light Project’s first class of the Technical Fellowship Program held at The Light Box. He joined this program hoping to improve his existing theater skills. He received training from experts in the industry that mentored and further his theater technical skills. Now, he has successfully used his professional knowledge and has had the opportunity to work with various arts organizations and venues throughout Miami including Miami Theater Center, National Young Arts Foundation, the Colony Theatre and many more. He has become an instructor and conducts audiovisual classes to incoming technical fellows.
Beth Boone has been the Artistic & Executive Director of Miami Light Project since 1998, developing critically acclaimed artistic programs that have asserted the organization as one of the leading cultural institutions in South Florida. These programs include: the establishment of Here & Now, South Florida’s most respected commission and presenting program for community-based artists; premiere presentations of internationally acclaimed; pioneering historic international cultural exchange with Cuba; and the creation of The Light Box at Goldman Warehouse, a multi-use performance and visual art space in Miami’s Wynwood Arts District. She previously served as Associate Director of Development for Florida Grand Opera, Deputy Director for the Department of Cultural Affairs at Miami Dade Community College, Wolfson Campus, co-founded an Off Broadway theater company (New York Rep), and served for six years as a Program Associate in the Arts & Culture Program of the AT&T Foundation. She received a B.A. in Fine Arts from the College of Charleston in South Carolina, and a MFA in Theater Arts from Brandeis University in Boston, MA.