One of the finest acts in the world music scene, Niyaz featuring Azam Ali will perform its 21st Century Global Trance Music on Saturday, April 29 at 8:00 pm at Roulette in New York City.
Niyaz combines Sufi poetry and folk songs from its native Iran and surrounding countries with rich acoustic instrumentation and modern electronics. Formed in California in 2004 and currently based in Montreal, Niyaz’s sound bridges the gap between East and West.
The group was founded by the mesmerizing vocalist andcomposer Azam Ali, whose Iranian heritage and Indian upbringing have deeply influenced her music, and multi-instrumentalist and composer Loga Ramin Torkian (oud & kamaan lutes). They will be joined by Didem Basar (kanun), Gabriel Ethier (keyboards, programming), Vaneet Vyas (tabla), and whirling dervish dancer Miriam Peretz.
‘A World In Trance’, a 3-day festival featuring the spellbinding music of Zimbabwe, Iran, Pakistan and India will take place April 29-30 in New York City at Roulette.
This year’s series includes mbira music of Zimbabwe with masterful musician Chartwell Dutiro (April 28); enthralling 21st century trance world music with Niyaz featuring captivating vocalist Azam Ali (April 29); and exhilarating interpretations of Sufi qawwali with the US-based Riyaaz Qawwali (April 30).
Friday, April 28, 2017 8:00 p.m.
Voices of the Ancestors: Mbira Music of Zimbabwe
Saturday, April 29, 2017 8:00 p.m.
Niyaz featuring Azam Ali
21st Century Global Trance Music
Sunday, April 30, 2017 7:00 p.m.
Sufi Music of Pakistan & India