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|Also known as||Ruben Beny Esguerra|
|Genres||Conscious hip hop, latin urban music|
|Occupation(s)||Musician, poet, arts educator|
Beny was born in Bogota, Colombia and moved to Toronto, Canada in the late 80s where he began his music career at a young age attending an arts High School and studying music at York University. In the 90s, he joined an Afro-Colombian music orchestra. In 2008, he participated in a national poetry event The CBC Poetry Festival organized by the CBC, and has performed a spoken word piece for the former Governor General Michaëlle Jean. Beny has been working as an arts educator at York University and Ryerson University. Beny is also known for organizing workshops for Ontario Arts Council's Artist in Education Program. In 2012, Beny launched his debut album entitled: A New Tradition. Later in 2016, he released his sophomore album entitled: A New Tradition VOL 2: Return of the KUISi.
Beny holds a PhD (ABD) in Musicology, specializing in Latin American traditional and urban music.
|2016||A New Tradition Vol. 2: Return of the KUISi||Hip-hop, instrumental||Various artists||Independent|
|2012||A New Tradition||Spoken word, hip hop||Various artists||Independent|
- JUNO Awards nomination for World Music Album of the Year, 2018
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