Hello I'm Ramon a.ka. Moncho. I'm from Valencia, Spain.
I have been in the music profession for 15years now. I have performed in bands, collectives and mixing music in concerts . Also i have attented several festivals in europe. I have completed a course in digital music and computer based recording (Cubase, Reason etc).. I have played guitar in spanish band Los Siguientes (Pop-rock) when i was 16years old, moved unto a bigger repertoire - Los Ropper (rock) and Alta Tensión (punk). I mix music and styles sometimes as a Dj (Flamenco, House, Rock). Performing and travelling i started meeting a lot of musicians across the world. What attracted me was the Heritage of Indian music. Further, Instruments of Turkey, Romania and other gypsy traditions also were a thrill to listen to and adquire inspiration from. I was most attracted the sitar , the rabab, saz and ud. I started to learn Sitar in 2002 with limited knowledge and seeking a good teacher. It was difficult to find a sitar teacher in Spain to teach me technique, tuning, theory and the method of playing sitar. The first teacher was Efren Lopez, multi instrumental musician from L'Ham Foc (Valencia). I had a few sitar classes with Sazed Ul Alam (Elxe) and Shyam Sunder (Barcelona) . The time with the training give me the confidence to quit my job in Valencia, and visit New Delhi (INDIA) to learn sitar.
The visit to India lasted three years in september 2004 I made further trips to India in 2005 and 2006 and visited many places in India (including Calcutta in 2005 to see the tradition of sitar making and live with the craftsmen). I applied for scholarship to I.C.C.R. (Indian Council of Cultural Relations) to pursue a formal training in Sitar. The institute awared me a two years scholarship to learn Sitar Diploma at Gandharva Mahavidyalaya music school, with Mr. Jagdeep Singh Bedi (Sitar - Surbahar). The school is based in new Delhi and has students who learn Indian Classical Music.
I maintain a website which has been created to provide information and details of various indian instruments. The website is an attempt to showcase the traditional instruments and the heritage behind them. Recently updated the website contains pictures and details of projects and musicians across the world.
www.instrumentostradicionales.com is interactive to any users interested information, purchase and sale of the instruments listed. I provide quality instruments, direct from craftsmen and traditional industry in India.
The idea behind www.instrumentostradicionales.com is to provide high quality instruments, accessories, technical information about all the instruments listed. Vast database of measurements, size, strings, weight, skin and material is also available for buyers. Email me for any related query.
As of now im in India, New Delhi and fortunate to exist in circle of musicians and performers who are playing all kinds of music and forms. The Heritage of Indian music and new forms of electronic music are all happening in India.
Finally I want to thank my family for the unconditional support that I always are giving me, Efren López (for their help and patience), Mara Aranda, Diego López, Constantino, Juanma, Christos ....( L'ham-foc) because, among other things...they allways have a space in the van for me .... to Lluna (which helps me a lot with the advertising), Sergi (El Caimán), Lionelbaba and Suchetbaba (that whenever I am going to Delhi open gates home), Vandana ( Suchet's mum, great Hindustani vocalist) and his entire family, Pandiji (excellent cook), Lamababa + Whinston-masterji +Ishbaba + Vipenbaba (big smokers), Gennady (the professor), Vikram (2), Dhruv, Namrata, Kaumudi, Shweta, Aparna, Nupur, Samrat (the crazy audio pervert), Somnath, and also my Nerhu Stadium friends, and a lot more people that In each buddies to Delhi make me feel like home.
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