Percussionist autodidact, Arash Kalatbari, lives off the mix of things. At 14, with his group, Vox Populi, he distilled a mix of ethnicity and released in the 80s 3 LP’s and several compilations with the label VISA. He participated in the musical creation for Tour de Babel, a theatre group, based on world mythologies.
He created in 1994, with Dierdre Dubois and Mehdi Haddab, the tiro Ekova ( signed with the Label SONY in France and SIX/DEGREES/USA), whose subtle electro-world mix found a fan base on the release of their first album, crowned with success from FAIR and the selection of the Ile-de-France region at the Printemps de Bourges.
Ekova toured Europe, the USA, Canada, Russia with around 50 dates each year, and played the opening act of The Cure during their Zenith Tour in 2000. He signed the score of Noor for the Redha Ballet.