Moodafaruka

Biography

Moodafaruka comes in a variety of sizes to accommodate any function. From 2 to 8 musicians with and without dancers, whether you need something elegant and understated, or funky and fun, let us work with you to find the combination that best serves the needs of your event. Mixing Flamenco, Middle Eastern, Spanish and Western Motifs, Moodafaruka creates a sound that is both familiar and new. Instrumentation includes Spanish guitars, keyboards, voice, violin, bass, and percussion such as doumbek, congas, Cajon and tabla depending on your needs.

While we are best know for our original material we do a wide variety of cover material, from Gypsy Kings to Johnny Cash and everything in between.

Moodafaruka is also available for concert and festival performances. If you want a show that will grab the audiences attention and leave them buzzing at the end, just wind us up and let us go. 

Moodafaruka - Mood of The Dance A “faruka” (farruca) is a flamenco style of dance. We’ve combined it with the word mood, to create a new word that means mood of the dance. (We hope one day Webster’s will agree with us). Moodafaruka was founded in 1999 by Rom Ryan. Since it’s inception it has been a musical playground for experimentation and invention. Through the blending of music inspired by different cultures into unique compositions, we try to create music that is both familiar and new.

 

Moodafaruka Cover Material

We are best known for our original material, but we do the following cover songs, and will be adding to these in the months ahead. If you have some music you’d like to request, please give us 30 days notice.

 

Ottmar Liebert

Barcelona Nights

2 the Night

Gipsy Kings

Bambaleo

Ciento

Valare

Un Amor

Comminando

Bem bem Maria

Antonio Carlos Jobim

Girl from Ipanema

The Waters of March

Bill Withers

Ain’t no Sunshine

Van Morrison

Moon Dance

Bob Dylan

Knock’n on Heavens Door

All along the Watchtower

Bob Marley

Is this Love

Sting

Fragile

Every Breath you take

Fields of Gold

Lady Gaga

Bad Romance

Just Dance

Ravel

Bolero

Los Lobos

La Bamba

Oscar Lopez

Bailandro Rumba

The Beatles

Lucy in the Sky

Black Bird

Here Comes the Sun

The Tokens

The Lion Sleeps Tonight

UB40

Red Red Wine

Johnny Cash

Ring of fire

I walk the line

The Animals

House of the Rise’n Sun

Traditional

Besame Mucho

Dexter Poindexter

Hot Hot Hot

Gloria Gaynor

I Will Survive

Katy Perry

Fireworks

Sister Sledge

We are Family

israel Kamakawiwo'ole

Somewhere over the Rainbow

Carlos Santana

Jingo

Oye Como Va

Evil Ways

Black Magic Woman

Michael Buble

Sway

Save the Last Dance

Fever

Neil Young

Harvest Moon

Stevie Ray Vaughn

Pride and Joy

Michael Franti

Say Hey

Yamboo

Fiesta del la Noche

Juanes

La Camisa Negra

U2

With or without you

In the Name of Love

Pit Bull

I know you want me

Jessica Simpson

Boots are made for walking

Amir Diab

Nor el Ain

Andy Williams

Fly me to the Moon

Charlie Daniels

Devil went down to Georgia

Erwin T Rouse

Orange Blossom Special

The Clash

Rock the Casbah

The Rolling Stones

Satisfaction

Ruby Tuesday

Mary Chapin Carpenter

Twilight

Sonora Carruseles

Micaela

(salsa)

Manu Chao

Me Gusta

Sade

Smooth Operator

The Cure

Just like Heaven

Shakira

Rabiosa

Chuck Barry

Johnny B. Goode

Traditional

Brazil

Maroon 5

Moves like Jagger

Lee Ann Womack

I hope you Dance

Joe Cocker

You are so beautiful

Marcela Mangabeira

So Quis Voce

In-Grid

Mama Mia

Shock

Chubby Checker

Limbo Rock

George Strait

The Chair

Roy Orbison

Blue Bayou

Justin Timberlake

Suite and Tie

Cupid

Cupid Shuffle

Andy Williams

Moon River

La Esperanza

La Punta

Fifth Dimension

Aquarus

Ray Charles

Hit the Road Jack

Pharrell Williams

Happy

Louis Armstrong

It’s a Wonderful World

Patsy Cline

Crazy

Jason Mraz

I’m Yours

Buena vista social club

Chan Chan

VIC

Wobble

Jose Marti

GUANTANAMERA

Enrique Iglesias

Bailando

Solo en Ti

At The Speed Of Life by Moodafaruka
Dance Negin Dance by Moodafaruka
Funky Loop Chang by Moodafaruka
Garden Beyond Time by Moodafaruka
Just As It Is by Moodafaruka
Less Is Moorish by Moodafaruka
My Heart For You by Moodafaruka
The Three Eyed Monk by Moodafaruka
They Shine by Moodafaruka
Who R U by Moodafaruka