MIKE "THE BARON"
RAE
ZALI
Mike began his love for music at a young age thanks in part to his Grandmother. Despite never taking formal lessons, except for the four years in band playing brass instruments, he has been teaching himself to play instruments most of his life. He considers himself to be a jack of all trades and master of none. Since joining the group in 2008 he has found a new enjoyment for world music and ethnic instruments.

On a special note, he considers all the members of TE to be part of his family.
Zali is an extraordinary culinarian, an avid hunter-gatherer (emphasis on the hunter), a mad scientist, and a dedicated drummer rolled into one. By day he is a research & development culinary scientist who creates food that is distributed around the world, by night he sounds the war drums as part of Tribal Element.

Zali has possessed a doumbek for many years but only in the past few has it turned from a house ornament to its true form as a musical instrument.
Rae Justrae or as some others call him – Kevin Perkins, is a diverse individual with many interests. Outside of drumming he works with computers and investigates anything that attracts his attention – from Renaissance Faires to woodworking, from history to languages. He enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, reading and Rat Pucking. He has always enjoyed music and the arts. Rae’s first career centered on music but after he figured out that the lifestyle was dangerous for one who wanted to live past 30, he found his calling in computer programming. Currently, he stays on top of the music scene via concerts, websites and Pandora.com. One night sitting around a campfire, Rae was reintroduced to drumming. He hasn’t been able to put it down since. Joining Element has increased his ability and brought wonderful new people and experiences into his life. Through his love of working in wood and music, he is constantly looking for instruments he can create and play.

Rae continues his computer programming but has balanced it with his love for the art of woodcraft and music. Look for him at www.anarquewood.etsy.com or at a local Renaissance Festival.
AGUSTIN
Agustin was born and raised in Mexico where he went to school to study marine biology. Against his father's will, he ended up switching to music. After studying percussion for a year, when he was 18, he formed a band and since then he has been drumming for fun with several bands including his church band. In 2000 he married a Texas native and moved to the states. Here in Texas he somehow got involved in the medical field and specialized in senior care. Currently he successfully runs his own Assisted Living facilitiy, this is where he met Mike. Mike introduced him to hand drums, Djembe and Doumbek. As a drummer he never thought that a single drum would be so challenging but at the same time so versatile and fun. He fell in love with the foreign sounds and eventually got the honor of joining the group of drummers of Tribal Element.

Agustin loves to learn about other cultures in many different ways, including: historic places, landmarks and food, but music and dance are his favorites.
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Tulkas "Count Drumula"
Tulkas is a being of many passions: some beneficial, such as exercise, and others not so beneficial, such as savoring the many ales offered in this realm. But all share a special place in his heart. With a few years of experience utilizing his Pearl drum set, Tulkas quickly adapted to the Djumbek (I find djambek, doumbek, or dumbek, but I can't find a Djumbek - your mileage may vary), a strange and exotic instrument with a fascinating sound. His wife, Xandria, introduced him to Tribal Evolution, and Tulkas quickly fell in love with the passion and dedication exhibited by the members of the tribe. When asked to join, he immediately said yes. With each passing day, what was a hobby became a dedication to becoming a better musician. Beyond learning the many beautiful melodies offered from a beautiful culture, Tulkas has also vowed to learn its history and incorporate it in a meaningful manner when performing. A quiet and reserved man, he spends most of his time exploring the realm of science and the virtual world of gaming.
Ron
Ron Perovich is an American composer, multi-instrumentalist and independent recording artist currently living near Dallas, Texas. His musical style is often a fusion of traditional instrumental sounds from the middle east, Europe and India along with occasional western pop, rock and electronica. In 2007 he began creating music for the American belly dance community and much of his recent recordings have reflected this concentration.

Although he frequently guests with Element and other performers for live performances or as a session artist he does not actively tour in support of his own albums due to all instruments usually being played by himself on the recordings.