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Ben Tavera King

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Ben Tavera Ruler is the creator and supervisor of Speaking Taco Records and its own spinoff label, Iago, two of the best CD labels in the wonderful world of Local American and modern music. His musical history is really as a expert guitarist, lutenist and performer of vinuela, and he offers traveled extensively carrying out and documenting. His early albums such as for example Desert Dreams, Coyote Moon and Turquoise Path received fine evaluations from such magazines as Period, Jazziz, and Compact disc Review. He in addition has made up theme music for PBS applications including the History series and Mujeres con Sida amongst others. His function has received very much airplay nationally on general public radio, jazz, modern and option music stations. Regarded as by many to become King’s finest recording, Themes of Interest was constructed for the PBS documentary Los Mineros within the well-known series, The American Knowledge. Rich and gorgeous, numerous passages of brooding strength, the task combines traditiona Mexican music with modern elements; have scored for King’s brand nylon-string electric guitar, marimba, accordion, synthesizers and harmonica, the rating explores depths of musical feeling rarely came across in tv productions. (Speaking Taco #107)

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Date Of Birth 1952
Profession Musician
Music Songs Coyote Moon, Song of the Seven Stars, Windspout, 100 Year Rain, Ecos de la Sierra, Cactus Blossom, Spirit Rock, Hunting Magic, Secrets of the Coming Storm, Baby's Fandango, Bombay to Santa Fe, Twilight Ritual, De Colores, Rainbow Man, Butterfly Woman, Healing Drums Meld With Flute, Stretching to the Four Winds, Mesa Rendezvous, Surrounded by Healing, Flute Mantra, Albuquerque Alap, Medicine Tones, Flute Meditation, Secret Shaman, El Nievero, Rememering, Mariachi Guitar-"The Whole Enchildada", Cumbia Tejana, Resting After a Long Day, Hemos Crecido Juntos, Mariachi Tune, La Valentina
Albums Native American Flute for Massage, Meditation & Healing (With Nature Sounds & New Age Flutes For Yoga, Massage, Spa & Reiki), Desert Dreams, Native Raga (Native American & Indian Flute for Massage, Spa, Yoga & Healing), Perfect Meditation Music, Music For Waiting Rooms, Clouds so High, Music for Waiting Rooms II (24 Solos for "Slow" Guitar), Guitarras & Tequilas, Mexican Modern, Las Guitarras de Carmen (feat. Frank Corrales, Terry Muska, Ben Tavera King and Musette), Yoga-Menco (Flamenco Guitar & Yoga Vibes), Visions & Encounters, Our Lady of the Guitar, Hunting Magic, Meditation and Massage: 10 Relaxing Songs, Hang Time, Themes of Passion, Guitar Preludes for Everyday Life, Vacacion En Macondo, Cantina Classics (Mexico's Iconic Songs on Spanish Guitar), Visions & Healing: Native American Flute & Guitar for Meditation, Massage & Yoga, Amazing Grace & It's Variations (20 Hymns for 6 & 12 String Guitar), Coyote Moon, SANTA FE HEALINGS - Native Flute & Guitar for Yoga & Massage, Native American Flute, Saturday Night San Antonio: Tex-Mex Dance Music, Om Mani Padme Hum: Music for Meditation, Rio Grande Romeos (Romantic Marimbas of Mexico), Cinco De Mayo: Mexican Music & Recipes, Mexico's Guitars: 40 Favorite Melodies (Performed on Classical, Spanish and Steel String Guitars), Under One Heaven (50 Tracks of World Religous Music - Choral & Instrumental), 42 Favoritas de la Guitarra Mexicana, Guitar Dreams (More Than 80 Minutes of Spanish & Classical Guitar for Sleep & Relaxation), Over 5 Hours of Peaceful New Age Music


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Editor

Editor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
A Very British Cult 2009 Short
The Making of 'City Rats' 2009 Video documentary short
City Rats 2009
Summer Job 2007 Short
James May's Road Trip 2007 TV Series documentary 2 episodes
Grime Scene Investigation 2006 TV Series documentary 3 episodes
The Man Who Painted Everest 2006 TV Movie documentary
Better Days 1997 edited by
We Can Be Heroes 2017 completed
Happy Birthday, Toby Simpson 2017
Railways: The Making of a Nation 2016 TV Series documentary 1 episode
Estranged 2015/I
The Great British Baking Show 2014 TV Series 2 episodes
World War One at Home 2014 TV Series documentary 1 episode
The Cruise: A Life at Sea 2013 TV Series documentary
Classic Car Rescue 2012 TV Series
Interview with a Hitman 2012
BBC Inside Out: (West) 2012 TV Series 1 episode
Four 2011/III
Fake or Fortune? 2011 TV Series documentary film editor - 1 episode
Wild Case Files 2011 TV Series documentary
How to Take Stunning Pictures 2010 TV Series 1 episode
Reuniting the Rubins 2010

Editorial Department

Editorial Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Bromley Boys on-line editor post-production
Andy's Prehistoric Adventures 2016 TV Series segment editor - 13 episodes
Wild Amazon: Savage Realm 2011 TV Series documentary colorist / on-line editor
Fake or Fortune? TV Series documentary title sequence editor - 4 episodes, 2011 additional editing - 3 episodes, 2011

Visual Effects

Visual Effects

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Negative 2017 visual effects completed
The Contract 2016/I digital effects

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Making of 'City Rats' 2009 Video documentary short

Special Effects

Special Effects

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Intent 2016 special effects

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Making of 'City Rats' 2009 Video documentary short Himself

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