The Rubin Kultúra
Kultúra is an ethnic-fusion duo that incorporates the influences of global rhythmic-structured ideas played on acoustic instruments which are represented by the diversity of Jimmy's and Mary's collaborative compositions.
Jimmy Lopez is a percussionist specializing in exotic percussion instruments from around the globe and is considered the percussionist of choice for many artists. Jimmy has recorded and toured regularly with popular musicians and groups in many genres, such as The Gypsy Kings, DJ Spooky, The Yoshida Brothers (Tsugaru-Shamisen Virtuosos), Vieux Farka Toure, and The Digable Planets. www.Jimmy-Lopez.com
Mary Catherine Pogue is a cellist with a diverse repertoire and infinite love for music. Mary continues to experiment in new performance styles and genres to always reinvent herself like her role model Yo-Yo Ma. Mary has performed with such artists as Kansas, Daniel Roumaine, and Alexander Markov.