Tag Archives: Ravish Momin

EP review: Tarana – utilizing Indian and East-Asian rhythms as the foundation for a new creative musical experience

Artist: Tarana
Title: After The Disquiet EP
Label: self-release
Release date: October 4, 2011
Genre: elctronica

Review by Jim Hoey

Drummer, improviser, and experimenter Ravish Momin is the guiding force behind Tarana, and on his latest EP, After The Disquiet, his jazz, world, Indian, and electronica roots are mixed with violinist Trina Basu’s plaintive strains and pulsing lines. This collaboration leads into melodic territory and beyond for over 35 minutes, with both instrumentalists leading and building off of eachother in fluid improvisations in real time. Continue reading

Interview: Ravish Momin who gave up the opportunity for a bourgeois life for that of a touring musician!


Date: 2/22/2011
Location: Brooklyn (NY)

Text and interview by Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi

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Music listings – 10/11 through 10/17

1. Tavitjan Brothers Trio

Date: Monday, October 11, 2010
Time: 9pm
Venue: Nublu (62 Ave C)
Ticket: $10
Genre: piano trio Jazz

Tavitjan Brothers Trio from Macedonia: with more than 300 concert performances across Europe, USA and Balkans, the music range of these superb musicians starts from mainstream jazz to fusion, ethno and electronic elements in a modern manner with accent on virtuosity of each musician involved. They have performed on numerous international festivals and concerts worldwide and received a number of international music awards.

Their original music and performance was highly estimated by several world wide critics including Jazz Times Magazine, Jazz dimensions, All about Jazz, Concerto etc. Personnel: Diran Tavitjan–piano; Garo Tavitjan–drums; Dragan Trajkovski–bass
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Music listings – 6/14 through 6/20

1. The Mighty Alpacas ( before called The Energizers)

Date: Monday June 14, 2010
Time: 10:30pm
Venue: Otto’s Shrunken Head (538 East 14th. Street between Avenue A and B)
Ticket: no cover
Genre: Jazz/World/improve

4 gentlemen came together just recently to entertain New Yorkers in a free approach towards music. Their music is created in the moment and sounds very fresh.  The members are: Shakira’s percussionist Ravish Momin www.ravishmomin.com, Iranian saxophone sensation and leader of  THE TEHRAN-DAKAR BROTHERS‘ Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi www.myspace.com/sohrabsaadat, New York’s most in demand session trumpeter Lex Samu www.lexsamu.com. and Stumblebum Brass Band founding member and tuba player Jesse Dulman www.youtube.com/watch?v=zW9HfTX9jlw

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