Meet William Ruiz, a World Class Percussionist That Also Busks in the Subway

Viewing NYC has written previously about the MTA’s Arts and Design division creating the Music Under New York (MUNY) program which features over 350 musicians, groups and performers in sponsored Subway performances across the City.

One of these 350 performers is William Ruiz, a talented percussionist based in the City who focuses on Indigenous Caribbean and Native American percussion. His main instruments are the tongue drum or log drum and the Mayohuacan of Native American and Taino Indian origin.

In this video was captured and uploaded by Barry Mayo, we see Ruiz performing at the 59th St./Lexington Ave Station.

Matt Coneybeare

Matt Coneybeare

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Matt enjoys exploring the City's food scene with his Wife and the outdoors with their three dogs. He is an avid marathon runner, and spends most of his time working from a treadmill desk at home.

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