Iranian Musician Mohammad Reza Mortazavi Unable to Perform at EMPAC Due to Visa-Processing Delays

Troy, NY — The Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute regrets to announce that the December 8 performance by Iranian hand-drummer Mohammad Reza Mortazavi has been cancelled due to visa-processing delays. This is the second time this year that the internationally renown performer has been unable to enter the US in order to make a scheduled performance at the center, and follows the…