Ravish Momin was born in Hyderabad, India, and spent his childhood in Bombay, and Bahrain (Middle East). He grew up listening to a wide array of Asian Music. Trio Tarana’s music is specific to the interpretations of various Asian musical traditions, including the music of Japanese Taiko Drum Ensembles, Afghani folk songs, Hindu chants and North/South Indian rhythm cycles, while being based in non-idiomatic improvisation.
Momin obtained a B.Sc in Civil/Environmental Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University. He has studied drumset with Andrew Cyrille, Bob Moses, and Ian Froman. He has also studied North Indian Classical percussion with Misha Masud, a disciple of Pandit Taranth Rao.
Sam Bardfeld, Jason Kao Hwang, Shanir Ezra Blumenkranz, Pam Kurstin, Ursel Schlicht's Ex Tempore, Kalaparush Maurice McIntyre and the Light, Sabir Mateen Quintet/ Juxtapositions, Robert Dick, Roy Campbell & the East/West Ensemble, Brad Shepik & the Commuters, Joe Giardullo's Post/Time, Mossa Bildner's IHOT, Gabriele Hasler, J.D. Parran, Jamie Baum, Andrew Lamb, William Parker, Rinde Eckert, Susie Ibarra, Billy Bang, Steve Swell, Peter Epstein, Bob Moses, Brian Smith, Daniel Carter, Jim Black, Will Connell, Wilber Morris, Raphe Malik, Kali Fasteau, Ian Williams, Tomas Ulrich, Dan DeChellis, Danny Zanker, Kid Lucky, Oktopus (from Dalek), Marie Afonso, Laura Andel, Ty Braxton, Brandon Terzic, Balla Kouyate, Fay Victor, Joel Newton, Thomson Kneeland, Ken Filiano, Tanya Kalmanovitch, Jason Finkelman, Daniel Kelly, MC Napolean (of IsWhat?!)