Behnam Samani:

Behnam Samani is the founder of the celebrated percussion ensemble, ZARBANG and Ensemble Samani. He has collaborated and performed with many acclaimed musicians both from the Persian as well as other traditions. He teaches classes in Daf and Tombak all over Europe.

As the designer of an Udu drum called ZARBANG based on the clay pot, Behnam Samani has published a teaching manual for this instrument as well as for the Daf.

He joined Dastan Ensemble in 1999 and has appeared in numerous prestigious festivals with the ensemble. He has performed on countless albums of highly esteemed Iranian composers as well as on all the released works of Dastan Ensemble since 2000.

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