AZAM ALI & NIYAZ
A journey to the heart of the unmistakable voice of Azam Ali and the refined acoustic and electronic instrumentation of Loga Ramin Torkian.
NIYAZ defines the best in contemporary world music by effortlessly marrying rich Sufi mystical poetry and folk songs from the Middle East, masterful acoustic intrumentation, with modern electronics.
Based in Montreal, NIYAZ is considered by critics to be one of the most groundbreaking groups of its time. Since the release of their debut successful album in 2005, NIYAZ have performed in many prominent festivals and concerts around the world. As individual artists as well as collectively they have also contributed to some of the biggest soundtracks of major Hollywood films.Their latest album entitled “Sumud” – released in September 2012 – further defines the sound that the group have received acclaim for. Sumud, an Arabic word which means “steadfastness”, offers a philosophical quest into the human depths, a message of hope against the injustice and oppression of ethnic and religious minority groups, a universal tribute to beauty, cultural and spiritual diversity, freedom and dignity for all.
For 2015, the band is preparing the launch of their 4th album „The Fourth Light„ with the Grammy award nominee Damian Taylor (Bjork, Arcade Fire).
Style: World, Sufi
Origin: Iran, Canada
Touring party: 6
Azam Ali: voice, frame drums, dulcimer
Loga Ramin Torkian: multioud, kamaan
Habib Meftah Boushehri: percussion,voice
Sinan Eroglu Cem: kaval, baglama
Gabriel Ethier: keyboards and programming
12.02.2017 Udaipur International Music Festival, India
11.02.2017 Udaipur International Music Festival, India
10.02.2017 Udaipur International Music Festival, India
09.02.2017 Udaipur International Music Festival, India
08.02.2017 Udaipur International Music Festival, India