For millennia, people in the Middle East have used music to elevate the soul and enter other realms of reality. The art of Sufi meditation music has been developed over the centuries, and now is played around the world. Explore the depth and beauty of this music through a short presentation and a live performance. Amir Abbas Etemadzadeh, instructor, composer, and musician, is a skilled percussionist who’s specialization in hand percussion has made him a highly sought-after accompanist and solo player. Born and raised in Tehran, Iran, Amir is considered a leading exponent of the cutting-edge generation of highly creative cross-cultural musicians and educators.