Reza Samani, Tombak and Daf

Born in 1977 in Chahar Mahal, Bakhtiari, Iran, Reza Samani began studying the tombak with his brother Behnam Samani at the age of eight and later became a student of D. Samani.  By the age of twelve he picked up the sorna and later the neyanban and the daf.  In 1999 he traveled to Germany to collaborate on a project with the Ensemble Samani, thus beginning his professional career and residency in Germany, where he has pursued the study of music and world percussion.  Reza has performed concerts and participated in numerous festivals throughout Europe with the Zarbang Ensemble and the Ensemble Samani.  He teaches tombak and daf in Cologne, along with workshops throughout Germany.

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