SOL RUIZ is leader of Sol and The Tribue, a Grammy-nominated international recording artist, and a multi-instrumentalist. Hailing from Miami, Ruiz sings and writes in her native tongue, Spanglish, and has toured in Europe, Canada, and the Caribbean. She has released six albums under various names and titles. Ruiz is currently a resident artist at Miami Light Project and has received awards and grants including the Knight Arts Challenge, the Miami-Dade Arts Support Grants, and Adrienne Arsht Center’s The Heart of Art. Currently, she is composing Positive Vibration Nation, The Musical, a new full-length multimedia musical theater rock “Guaguanco” opera, a contemporary opera that includes seven characters who embark on a journey to search for their roots; through their discoveries and unification, they unlock their musical superhero powers. The show combines live performances with integrated technology in an immersive cultural experience of sound, visual art, costume, dance, and Caribbean music. The project reflects the artist’s roots as the foundation of Miami’s uniqueness while also connecting the audience with a positive message.