Ricardo Silva Rivas
- function: director of festival
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- WOMEX 2017
Musician / Composer / Producer
Ricardo Silva (1960) is a Peruvian musician and composer who has been performing and promoting the instruments and rhythms of Peruvian music for 35 years. He has toured his home country and taken his music to Europe, Canada, the United States, Bolivia, Chile, Tahiti and Japan.
Artists such as Antara (New York), Julio Andrade, José Luis Madueño, Maru and Delpueblo and Delbarrio have performed at festivals, museums, universities and cultural centers in cities such as New York, Toronto, Paris, Copenhagen, Geneva, Hamburg, Madrid among other. International experience and his appreciation of world music have given him the opportunity to use new rhythms, scales and improvisation in his Afro-Andean instruments.
He is an artistic producer for Island Breeze, a company specialized in music of the world and for them produced a choreographic musician show that was three years in Disney Tokyo and one in Orlando, has developed another denominated Incas in Cyberspace, an incursion in the Trance and Hip Hop with a Peruvian accent from which the album has already been released in the United States and Germany. Ricardo alternates his creative work with the teaching of music and dances to the new generations.
In his facet of record producer is responsible for the albums of artists such as MARU, CHRISTMAS AFROANDINA, JOSE BRITO, CUARTETO FOLK PERU and DELPUEBLO ... DELBARRIO among others.