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Niyaz featuring Azam Ali at ‘A World In Trance’ Music Series

Niyaz

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.

Niyaz recently released The Best of Niyaz.

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Qasida: Flamenco Meets Persian Music at Carnegie Hall

Qasida
Qasida

The show Qasida: Flamenco Meets Persian Music is set for Friday, March 18 at 8:30 p.m. at Zankel Hall.

Qasida combines musicians from Spain and Iran who represent and expand upon the ancient musical relationships from which flamenco is derived.

Led by two powerful vocalists, Rosario Guerrero “La Tremendita” (Sevilla, Spain) and Mohammad Motamedi (Iran), the group explores the roots of flamenco in the richly varied poetic songs and improvisations of Motamedi. Songs of Spanish folk poetry and Persian high art merge into a musical world in which the spirit of ancient ‘Al-Andalus’ is briefly revived.

Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall, Seventh Avenue between 57th and 56th Street, New York City.

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Maestro Hossein Alizadeh with Pejman Hadadi to Perform Mystical Persian Music in New York

Hossein Alizadeh
Hossein Alizadeh

Hossein Alizadeh, a master of the tar and setar lutes, and Pejman Hadadi one of the most innovative Iranian percussionists are set to perform on Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 8:00 p.m. at Roulette in New York.

Alizadeh, deemed one of the most important figures in contemporary Persian music, has had a successful solo career, performing both in Iran and throughout North America, Europe and Asia. He was the conductor and soloist in the Iranian National Orchestra of Radio and Television, established the acclaimed Aref Ensemble, and worked with the Shayda Ensemble.

Alizadeh’s discography includes Echoes of Light, Birds, If Like Birds and Angels, I Could fly…, Ney Nava Plus Avay-E Mehr Nowruz & Savaran-E Dasht, Torkaman, Monad, Endless Vision, Half Moon, and Art of Improvisation.

Pejman Hadadi has been a member of the admired Dastan Ensemble for 20 years, and collaborated with numerous master musicians of Persian and world music traditions.

Time: 20:00 (8:00 p.m.)
Roulette
509 Atlantic Avenue at 3rd Avenue
Downtown Brooklyn
917-267-0363

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