Multi-instrumentalist and self-produced recording artist. Finding an Indian Sitar playing along with an Egyptian Ney and Spanish Guitar in the same song isn't uncommon when exploring Ron's work.
Turkey's famed master Oudist, Sinan Erdemsel, bring passion, beauty and heritage to his music.
Born in the vibrant arts and music scene of Austin, Texas, Atash was quickly recognized as "Austin's best-kept secret" by the Austin Chronicle in 2001. The phenomenal power of this group can only be encompassed by its namesake, which refers to the life-giving ritual fire of ancient Persia. One phrase frequently used to describe Atash is "world class.” The group's members have each collaborated and/or mentored with such music greats as Fairouz, Ali Akbar Khan, Simon Shaheen, L. Subramaniam, Vishwa Mohan Bhatt, and the Sun Ra Arkestra.
Drumspyder integrates live middle eastern percussion and live electronica into an infectious and hypnotic dancefloor mix. His tracks and remixes have recently appeared on Dakini, Caravan, Water Music and Six Degrees, as well as numerous bellydance DVDs. Originally a percussionist and composer with innovative SF Bay area dance ensembles, including AWD, Xeno, and the Nekyia, he went on to collaborate and tour with Jef Stott (Six Degrees), and is now a solo artist with a full length album due for release in early 2010.