Solomon Feldthouse (Sulyman) is a master musician, mult- instrumentalist, jeweler and metal smith. Born in the U.S. he moved to Turkey with his family when he was ten years old there he began to play the turkish saz, oud, and flamenco guitar . He traveled to Spain as a teenager where he studied flamenco guitar and was introduced to the flamenco way of life. He spent the early 60's singing and playing in folk clubs through- out Europe. When he returned to the U.S.  he co-founded a rock-fusion group called the Kaleidoscope with David Lindley. Pioneers  in the mixing of  western rock music with traditional eastern instruments and melody the Kaleidoscope is now widely seen as the first world music rock band .They recorded five albums and a soundtrack for Walt Disney studios. In the early 70's he started hand- crafting Jewelry and metal smithing at the Renaissance Pleasure Faires in southern and northern California. His unique jewelry designs were honored with the best in show award, during this time he also performed at the faires with Jamila's belly dance troupe and Los Flamencos. In 1972 he and Armando co-founded Sirocco a middle eastern group dedicated to playing live music for dancers . They have performed through-out North America for the past twenty- seven years and recorded four tapes and CD's. In 1976  Solomon made his first set of finger cymbals (from a pair of telephone bells) over the next few years he experimented with the sound quality of different brass alloys until he found one that would not only complement  his music but also play in tune. Solomon  lives in California  where he hand- crafts zills and designs and crafts jewelry.  He also continues to perform and record with Sirocco and as a flamenco artist. In addition he works as a session musician and is a member of the Lian Ensemble  performers of original Persian and flamenco music 

     
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