Amir ElSaffar: Alchemy
9 Jan 2014 // 6:30 AM
Amir ElSaffar uses his Middle Eastern approach to pay reverence to the West when really just one hemisphere would have suited him fine.
Amir ElSaffar: Two Rivers
3 Jan 2008 // 3:00 PM
Civilizations clash with harmonious results as this Iraqi-American composer fuses the traditional strains of Arabic folk music with fiery free jazz, creating a powerful tribute to a beautiful culture whose history is obscured by the fog of war.