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 Rubi Ate the Fig

            an American Rock Band infused with a Middle-Eastern Color and groove. Featuring Master musicians from both genres, Rubi Ate The Fig tells the story of the Desert and with mystical lyrics and exotic sets, transports the listener to another world.   

“Led Zeppelin and Mahavishnu traveling  through the Desert - stopping to have tea with Grace Slick” 

Sharon Eliashar Rubi Ate The Fig

Sharoón Eliashar - Compositions, Vocals, Guitar, Production

Born in Jerusalem, raised in the low desert of California, ShaRon has studied Middle-Eastern music, classical composition and ethno-musicology. SharOn incorporates Middle Eastern rhythms and modes  into her western songwriting, writing songs with fluid time changes. Sharoón has spent much time with the Bedouins of the Sinai Desert, a profound source of inspiration for her music and evocative lyrics.

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 Ali Paris - Qanun

Ali Paris captivates audiences worldwide with his unique fusion of middle eastern and western music styles, highlighted by both technical virtuosity and emotional expression. he plays the Kanun, a rare middle-eastern 76-string zither that dates back to the 14th century.


Polly Tapia Ferber - Dumbeq, Frame Drum, riqQ (tambourine)

 Percussionist Polly Tapia Ferber is a music educator, performer, and recording artist who specializes in hand percussion from the Middle East, Turkey, North Africa, the Balkans, and Spanish Andalucia. She is noted for her melodic style of playing on darabukah (middle-eastern drum), frame drum, and riqq (middle-eastern tambourine).

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Marc Mann- Guitar, keyboard, vocals, production, orchestration

Marc Mann is a uniquely creative guitar player, he has performed with oingo boingo, jeff lynne, electric light orchestra to name a few. Played guitar on "COncert for George" (Memorial for george harrison).He has performed with, as well as been an arranger or producer on 54 albums.  He is a long time collaborator with danny elfman and has worked on men in black, mars attacks! sleepy hollow and more. 


Danny Montgomery - Drums

Danny is a San Francisco native, living in Spain and working most of the year in Europe. He studied orchestral percussion and composition at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and has recorded and performed with Percy Sledge, Ray Charles, Billy Paul, Mose Allison, Taj Mahal, Jack Sheldon, Johnette Napolitano and Jerry Harrison.

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 miles jay - bass, turkish saz, cello

My Musical tastes are wide, I wear different hats and love new challenges. I have lived and worked around the world for most of my professional life, and if I had to pick one theme that unites my experience as a bassist, composer and producer, it would be in re-imagining the roles and relationships of traditional instruments with one another, mainly from the Mediterranean, Middle East and East Africa.

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Rick mouser - recording engineer, Guitar, Production

Deemed the guru of indie rock, Rich Mouser has recorded countless bands.  His specialty is certainly in the guitar-driven rock genre.  He has helped cultivate the sound of emerging indie bands and has polished established acts inside and outside of the country.  He’s one of the most respected progressive rock engineers and mixers and has worked with Transatlantic, Spock’s Beard, Dream Theater, and more.   Within the last few years, Mouser has imported Irish talent (Jaded Sun, Paul Toal, and Lancelot), produced their albums, and helped to establish their sound.  It’s not so far-fetched that bands outside of the country have traveled here just to have the opportunity to work with this talented producer.

Guest Musicians


Hasan Minawi - Ney (Arabic Flute)

Emad Roshdy Ibrahim  - Arabic Strings

Raed Oiweina - Middle-Eastern Percusssion

Souren Baronian Duduk, Tamborine

Haig Manookian Oud


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