"Never had I heard anything like it; it is the greatest impression
of this kind I have ever had. It was very sensitive, very intense
music, but also very precise and pure. I almost couldn’t believe
what I was hearing. It was a refined power, like some sort of laser…."
—The late Sir Yehudi Menuhin, Master Violinist
"Master Elahi was an extraordinary musician. He never played
in public, nor did he ever make any public recordings…. He
played for me and it really opened up something within me. He played
some music … and I cannot put into words what I experienced
or felt … it was a great change in my life, my existence,
and my thought."
—Maurice Béjart, Renowned Choreographer
"I met with a man of great spirituality who had achieved perfection
in the art of tanbour. His music so overwhelmed me that I felt as
though I no longer belonged to this world. Strangely enough, his
music had intoxicated me such that for several days I would not
pay any attention to my surroundings. When I finally recovered from
this state, I asked myself: ‘How strange! If this is music,
then what are the sounds that we usually hear?’"
—Musa Ma’rufi, Master Musician and Musicologist