Darren wrote in reply: "The Streetlight Records in Santa Cruz, CA has a good section on all kinds of Middle Eastern, Indian, Brazilian, you name it. It may be worth a long distance call to talk to the guy who stocks that section. He can give you a list of artists, most definitely." The gentleman who orders for both the ethnic music section AND the electronic section's name is John Connell. I know, because I play middleastern music with him in an on again/off again duet project called AZIZAM (we performed at the very first Santa Cruz Festival of Emerging Electronica) and also every week for Palika's belly dance class. He is a very serious student of Persian classical music (ney, zarb, setar and daf) as well as a fascinating and very innovative DJ (he uses records like a real time sampler mixing them through guitar effects pedals) and electronic musician. He even plays electric guitar, bass and a little sitar. He is also an incredible comic book artist to boot. He is very knowledgeable and can help anyone out to find music in this fabulous record store that we are lucky enough to have in our little burg by the Monterey Bay.