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Los Angeles, CA, USA (2005 – present)

نیاز (Niyaz) is an Iranian musical trio based in Los Angeles, CA, USA. The group was created in 2005 by DJ, programmer/producer and remixer Carmen Rizzo, vocalist and hammered dulcimer player Azam Ali, formerly of the group Vas, and Loga Ramin Torkian of the Iranian crossover group Axiom Of Choice. Niyaz is a Persian and Urdu word meaning “yearning”.

Niyaz’s music, described as “mystical music with a modern edge”, is primarily a blend of mysticism and . Niyaz adapts Persian, Turkish, and songs and poetry, including the poetry of Sufi mystic Rumi, with electronic instrumentation and programming.


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  • maxson924

    "Ishq - Love and the Veil" is a song beyond words. Holy shit.

    14 May 5:22am Reply
  • Monroulight

    آلبوم جدید جذاب است

    30 Mar 1:07pm Reply
  • Abetancourt_

    "The Fourth Light" it's a well produced album with really good songs. Niyaz never disappoints

    30 Mar 2:30am Reply
  • voodoooochild

    leyli is my favourite one

    3 Mar 9:46pm Reply
  • Abetancourt_

    New Niyaz video and new version of "The Hunt" :) amazing!

    24 Nov 2013 Reply
  • iconan

    Niyaz is an Iranian musical trio. The group was created in 2005 by DJ, programmer/producer Carmen Rizzo, Azam Ali, vocalist and dulcimer and Loga Ramin Torkian, of the Iranian group Axiom Of Choice. " Niyaz " means " yearning " in both Persian in that Urdu. Niyaz adapts Persian, Indian and Mediterranean folk sounds, poetry and songs including the poetry of the great poet of Sufi mystic Rumi. -.-.-.-. om hari om ..... ॐ

    19 Nov 2013 Reply
  • Abetancourt_

    Definitely Niyaz unites people for differents countries, religions and ethnicities through the universal language of music.

    2 Oct 2013 Reply
  • seboik

    nasıl bu kadar geç öğrenebildim

    30 Sep 2013 Reply
  • Inna__Osennyaya

    Транса не услышала, а в общем прекрасная музыка)

    3 Sep 2013 Reply
  • geluwzever

    "Trance"!? What the...

    23 Jun 2013 Reply
  • JeroenKlomp

    [quote][b]Quoth ShinobiNoRyuu[/b]: Wish they would have done an acoustic side to Sumud like they did with Nine Heavens[/quote] Niyaz’ six song acoustic EP features three acoustic performances of songs from the band’s 2012 electronic album SUMUD, as well as three brand new songs. Although Niyaz is dedicated to creating music which is a true hybrid of electronic and acoustic music, with roots in ancient cultures as well as the modern world, the acoustic performances and recordings play a crucial role in the process of reaching this goal. The emphasis on song structure and performance is the driving force behind the band’s music, which is why Niyaz have remained committed to presenting audiences with acoustic versions of songs from their albums. More information: [b]Six Degrees[/b]

    24 Mar 2013 Reply
  • aegean20


    25 Aug 2012 Reply
  • aegean20

    They just make the soundtrack of my life. [2]

    25 Aug 2012 Reply
  • himajesty

    They just make the soundtrack of my life.

    23 Aug 2012 Reply
  • IbanezzShredder


    17 Aug 2012 Reply
  • Kelvindv

    Coming to London in November!

    17 Aug 2012 Reply
  • IbanezzShredder

    Why can't they come to England :'(

    11 Aug 2012 Reply
  • iam_mrad

    به شما افتخار می کنم

    30 Jul 2012 Reply
  • ShinobiNoRyuu

    Wish they would have done an acoustic side to Sumud like they did with Nine Heavens

    27 Jul 2012 Reply
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