Indian-Arab and Indian-Persian fusion ensembles are not novel. Historically, the music of India had accompanied traders to Arabian and Persian ports, with reciprocal musical influences taken back to Indian communities. This album teams Sufi musicians from South India associated with Nagore, a Sufi shrine, with Western and Arab musicians and instruments. We hear flute, Rhodes guitar, bass, violin, electronic keyboards, frame drums, sitar, tabla, and harmonium. Sonorous chants and harmonies provide a relaxing and joyous spiritual mood. Patrick Sebag was responsible for arrangments of the traditional melodies and lyrics (mainly based on Rumi's poems), sung in Tamal and Arabic dialects. ("Allah Hu, Allah Hu" is a mantra-chant familiar to fans of Pakistani Qawwali singers, such as Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan; the one heard here has a different melody and rhythmic pattern.) Recordings were made in India and Israel. High production values and very fine engineering make this a powerful contemporary interpretation of ancient chants. Samā is the Arabic term for intense, spiritual listening, the way music infuses and captivates the mind leading to bliss. Some English translations of Rumi excerpts are provided in the enclosed booklet; music and words work synergistically and move us, to dance.