"Simply put, when truly gifted performers gather together in the spirit
of total creative freedom, magic happens."
PJ Birosik, nationally syndicated reviewer
"Classically trained tabla expert and percussionist Emam has augmented
original compositions with a worldly ensemble. Sacred Insanity is an uplifting,
introspective fusion of jazz, rock and folk music with influences of Indian, Turkish,
Spanish, and Eastern European cultures, and brings out many of the historical
connections between them. There is nothing nuts about everyone getting along,
if even only on a CD."
Dirty Linen Magazine - August/September 2000
"Sacred Insanity by Emam & Friends is an amazing stew of multi-ethnic instrumentalists
and vocalists. The mandala on the cover is a visual indicator of the music - colorful,
circular and in motion. Some great fusion drumming by Sivamani as well as
Emam’s tasty tabla and percussion."
David Licht - Modern Drummer (March 2000)