Ravish Momin's TrioTarana formed in 2003 by percussionist/composer Ravish Momin, born in India and currently residing in New York City. The duo features the unique instrumentation of violin and percussion, and primarily utilizes East-Asian rhythms (including Indian, Japanese, Afghani), Middle-Eastern and North African rhythms as the foundation for a new creative musical experience. Ravish Momin cut his jazz teeth performing/recording with members of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM). The AACM initial membership also included now legendary musicians Kalaparusha Maurice McIntyre, Roscoe Mitchell, Muhal Richard Abrams, Anthony Braxton, George Lewis, Leroy Jenkins, Lester Bowie and other influential performers who clung to the adage "Ancient to the Future" and still continue to explore the boundaries of jazz. Inspired by their music, Ravish has kept on developing Tarana, continuing to search across various world music genres. Lately, he has managed to re-invent the band with a brand-new line up, as well as introducing the element of live electronics to create lush ambient soundscapes, loops and other-worldly textures.