Ron Ragin writes, sings, composes, and makes interdisciplinary performance work that integrates sound, text, and movement. His creative interests include music of the African Diaspora, embodied ancestral memory, improvisational creative processes, liberation aesthetics, and the development and maintenance of spiritual technologies. Ron grew up in Perry, Georgia and received his musical training at the Saint James Christian Methodist Episcopal Church. He performed with and was Musical Director for Stanford Talisman, has studied writing and performance with teachers such as Joy Harjo and Brenda Wong Aoki, and is a soloist on Christopher Tin's Grammy Award-winning album Calling All Dawns. With The Lonely Painter Project, he has served as musical director and performer-creator in MAKE and Inhume.