Concerts from the American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2021 at 12:00 PM (ET)

Mamselle Ruiz


How to watch...

You can interact with the artist via text chat exclusively on Facebook during and immediately after the premiere:

Mamselle Ruiz is Mexican-born singer and guitarist living in French-speaking Montreal. You might expect “Mamselle,” which is colloquial French for “Miss,” to be a stage name, but in fact it’s her real first name, bestowed when she was born in Mexico city. Mamselle was raised on all kinds of Mexican music, and she includes traditional Mexican folksongs such as “La Bruja” and “La Llorona” in a diverse repertoire that also includes Son Huasteco classics along with Latin cover songs and her own compositions. Mamselle built her reputation as a singer in Mexico City and the Mexican Caribbean town of Tulum until a romance and a singing engagement with Cirque du Soleil brought her to Canada in 2009. She was soon winning awards from Radio Canada and the Vue sur la relève festival, and a prestigious artist’s residency at Place des Arts. Mamselle Ruiz has played over 500 concerts, in Québec and throughout Canada, as well as in Mexico, and has performed at festivals such as the Montreal International Jazz Festival and in venues such as Place des Arts in Montreal and the National Arts Centre in Ottawa. She has shared stages with Lila Downs, Elvis Crespo, and Bia. In 2021, she showcased at Folk Alliance International. For her Homegrown concert Mamselle Ruiz will concentrate on the traditional side of her repertoire, bringing traditional songs and Son Huasteco standards from several regions of Mexico to the Homegrown at Home series.

A free noon concert series presented by the American Folklife Center and the Music Division of the Library of Congress. Due to the COVID 19 pandemic, the 2021 concerts will stream on the American Folklife Center’s Facebook page, Wednesdays from March 10 - September. Artists will be present in the chat area to say hello and answer questions during the concert and for a few minutes after it ends. Video will also be posted online here and on the Library of Congress YouTube channel. NO TICKETS REQUIRED.