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 Bellydance and Drummer circles as an accomplished Arabic drummer and teacher. He is also owner of Studio Iqaat in Eagle Rock where he hosts numerous workshops, haflas, performances and artist events. For more information on Donavan, please visit his website at www.studioiqaat.com. Scroll down for our interview.