Amin Safari has been fascinated by guitar since he first saw one at age six. However it was not till a few years later that he played his first note on the guitar. After a few years of self taught lessons, Amin entered Folk University in Sweden where he received a degree in classical music. He was also very interested in science and entered the PhD program/Forskarskolan in Umea University. After traveling throughout Europe, Amin arrived in Spain and fell in love with the art of flamenco.
Although he pursued a scientific career as a molecular biologist at Umea University in Sweden & Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas; the passion for music was always there. He filled his spare time by giving private guitar lessons and also performing with famous Iranian artists. Throughout his years working as a guitarist, Amin never stopped composing and arranging his songs, into which flamenco elements slowly began to make their way. He created the entertainment company called EQRecords which includes Lessons, recording & performances. Amin’s inspirations are renowned flamenco artists such as Paco de Lucia, Vicente Amigo, Gipsy Kings, Jesse Cook and Ottmar Leibert.
The high-energy rhythms and passionate melodies captivate the audience of all ages and race. His last four albums “A Different Tune, Pasion de la Guitarra, Luna and Amor” are a fusion of flamenco with other worldly sounds.
The album “Luna” was a recipient of the Academia award for “Best Latin Instrumental” in November 2015.
Amin has been playing in many venues around town and other states for the past 15 years.
Amin’s latest album “La Rumba” will be released soon.