Film, Video Sama Ensemble

About this Item


  • Sama Ensemble


  • Sama (Musical group) (performer)
  • Turner, Rory P. B. (speaker)
  • Analouei, Ali (performer)
  • Khorasani, Naser (performer)
  • Ameen, Bahman (vocalist)
  • Elizabeth, Audrey (performer)
  • Bibizadeh, Behnaz (performer)
  • Hosseini, Neda (performer)
  • Hosseini, Puneh (performer)
  • Shirzadi, Souri (performer)
  • Bulger, Peggy (host)
  • Esmaeli, Hasti (performer)
  • Abrishami, Giti (performer)
  • Zolriasatein, Nazanin (performer)
  • Bloom, Steve, percussionist (performer)

Created / Published

  • Library of Congress, 2007.


  • -  Iranian Americans
  • -  Drums
  • -  Chants
  • -  Library of Congress
  • -  Washington (D.C.)
  • -  Maryland
  • -  Sufi
  • -  Sufism--Songs and music
  • -  Frame drums
  • -  Persian language
  • -  Dance
  • -  contemporary america (1945-present)
  • -  Songs and Music


  • -  Homegrown Concert Series. (source)
  • -  April 25, 2007. (date)
  • -  Recorded in the Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress. (venue)


  • videorecording


  • videorecording ; 55 min


  • American Folklife Center

LC Classification

  • AFC 2007/028

Online Format

  • video

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Credit Line: Library of Congress

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Chicago citation style:

Sama, Rory P. B Turner, Ali Analouei, Naser Khorasani, Bahman Ameen, Audrey Elizabeth, Behnaz Bibizadeh, et al. Sama Ensemble. Library of Congress, 2007. Video.

APA citation style:

Sama, Turner, R. P. B., Analouei, A., Khorasani, N., Ameen, B., Elizabeth, A. [...] Bloom, S. (2007) Sama Ensemble. Library of Congress. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

MLA citation style:

Sama, et al. Sama Ensemble. Library of Congress, 2007. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.