Amir Sofi is a world renowned Middle – Eastern percussionist. His mastery of the versatile, powerful percussion instrument known as the darbuka has given him the honor of performing & recording with some of the world’s most celebrated artists. In 2005, Amir collaborated with music legend Stevie Wonder in the recording studio and joined him on tour in 2010, he also worked with Michael Bolton in the recording studio in 2000. He appeared on stage with Sting and Cheb Mami at the Super Bowl in 2001, performing to an audience of 200 million. Additionally, he has worked with the finest artists in various Middle Eastern musical genres including: Hakim, Ehab Towfic, Googoosh, Mansour, and many others. His distinctive drumming style is featured on many movie sountracks such as: Green Zone, Prince of Persia, Body of Lies, The Kingdom, Spy Games, The Hulk, Syriana, The Scorpion King, and Black Hawk Down. Amir has produced several CDs for Middle Eastern dance and has worked extensively with many of today’s top belly dancers including: Jillina, Sadie, Aziza, Virginia, Isis and Tamra-henna.
Amir Sofi released his most recent CD "RAKSA WITH AMIR" which was recorded in Egypt's top recording studio and features authentic instruments played by some of Egypt's Master Musician's who performed every beat with their heart and soul! Amir's love and homage to Belly Dance is clear throughout his CD with it's strong Oriental Influence, in addition to the fusion of Arabic beats and Western Rhythms... In every composition you will find the ideal instrumentation to perform whatever style of Belly Dance you prefer, whether it is Oriental Fusion, House music rhythm, Western, Arabic rhythm, Classy, Veil, Traditional and Tribal or sword Belly Dance, you will have exactly what you need to manifest an amazing performance. It's the marriage of timeless compositions recorded in a state of the art Egyptian recording studio which will transport its listeners straight to the heart of Cairo!
Amir’s Talented work has given him the opportunity to work with a wide range of artists world wide.
Executive Producer Amir Sofi
Raksa with Amir 2012
Amir Sofi’s Guide to Middle Eastern Rhythms “Volume 1” 2010
Amir Sofi’s Guide to Middle Eastern Rhythms “Volume 2" 2010
Belly dance by with Amir Sofi 2007