I just got back from an exciting three-week stay in Abu Dhabi, UAE. While I was there I had the opportunity to perform with three wonderful Oud players at Beit al Oud, the Arabic music conservatory, work with the cello students at NYU-Abu Dhabi, and learn some Oud myself. Back in New York, life is busy! On May 2nd alone, Arts Fusion Initiative's Lincoln Center residency brought us to the Bronx to perform Into the Sun, and later that evening I performed with the jazz quartet Petros Klampanis Group at Subculture in Greenwich Village.