‘This is what I was made to do’

                        Raquy has a long music history beginning with her parents who were both Classical musicians.  She grew up playing classical music.  “There are pictures of me in diapers playing a violin”, so even before she was potty trained, she was playing music.  Yet … Read more

Donavon and his history in Arabic Drumming

Ojai Bellydance Festival attracts many amazing, kindhearted musicians and dancers to its charming oasis in Southern California.  While I was pleasantly surprised at how many new people from Ojai I met, it was a treat to spend a few minutes with one of Los Angeles’ own treasures, the arabic percussionist Donavon Lerman. Donavon is well known in … Read more