Mixing musical cultures is easy. Doing it well is an entirely different matter. The Lincoln Center's "Afro Blues in the 21st Century" provides valuable insight not only into what works, but also what does not.
Classically trained musician Fared Shafinury grew up in Corpus Christi, went to college at the University of Texas, and yet somehow always felt too Iranian for South Texas. So the American singer-songwriter moved to Iran.