My first guest on blogtalk radio was Yuval Ron, master of the oud and a brilliant Grammy winning world musician who works globally to unite mankind in peace, performing and discussing Ancient Sacred Music and Middle Eastern Spirituality. This was an exciting and enlightening dialogue touching on the three Abrahamic traditions as well as current global spiritual awakening... along with the evolution of the shared human experience. Yuval is both a performer as well as educator in Jewish, Islamic (Sufi), and Christian musical expression that spans 2000 years and the multiple traditions of all three faiths.
About Yuval Ron and the Ensemble: World-music artist, composer, producer, educator and peace activist, Yuval Ron works internationally in film, television, dance and theater. Among his many honors, he was invited to perform for the Dalai Lama, for Pir Zia Iniyat Khan (Head of the Sufi International Order), and has produced albums of Turkish master-musician Omar Faruk Tekbilek. In 2006, Yuval won an Oscar for the musical film,West Bank Story, and in 2004 received the Los Angeles Treasures Award. He is the recipient of prestigious grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, American Composers Forum, California Council for the Humanities and the Rockefeller Foundation, among more.
Yuval has lectured throughout the world in universities such as University of California Los Angeles, John Hopkins University, Middlebury College, Brandeis University, MIT, Berklee College of Music, Pittsburgh University, Texas University in Austin, University of California San Diego, and the Jerusalem Film School in Israel.
Yuval is the musical director and oud player for The Yuval Ron Ensemble, which includes Arabic, Jewish and Christian artists who unite the sacred music traditions of Judaism, Sufism and the Armenian Church into an unusual mystical, spiritual and inspiring musical celebration.
Independantly and through his work in music, Yuval Ron actively promotes peace and goodwill.
Yuval's website is at ~ www.yuvalronmusic.com
Yuval Ron's New Book
Music as a Path to Wisdom
Music is the language of the soul and sacred sound has the power to transform our lives! Based on collaborations with Zen Buddhist masters, Gnostic Christians, Sufi mystics, and Jewish Kabbalists, Yuval Ron's new book Divine Attunement: Music as a Path to Wisdom provides a fascinating window into the world of ecstatic sound and ritual movement. Through wisdom parables, essays, and rare personal reflections, the secrets of sacred music mystically transform and guide us toward personal growth and joy.