NIYAZ Featuring Azam Ali - Bridging the Gap between East and West

Counterpoint Series

Sunday, April 3, 2022

Doors: 7 PM | Show: 8 PM

(le) poisson rouge – 158 Bleecker St., Manhattan

LPR COVID-19 Policies

Tickets: First 100 GA tickets $25 | Advance GA $30 | Day of Show $35 | VIP with reserved seating $45

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Standing room – reserved seating for VIP ticket holders

Described by the Huffington Post as, “an evolutionary force in contemporary Middle Eastern music”, NIYAZ has created a 21st century global trance tradition, seamlessly blending poetry and folk songs from their native Iran and surrounding countries, with rich, acoustic instrumentation and state-of-the-art, modern electronics. With a sound that is both modern, yet steeped in tradition, NIYAZ (which means “yearning”), aims to bridge the gap of understanding and tolerance through their music. Led by charismatic front woman AZAM ALI, whose Turkish-Iranian heritage and Indian upbringing have created a singer of bewitching and richly textured proportions, NIYAZ create uplifting, transformative music, making a bold statement as they tear down cultural boundaries and offer listeners a bridge between the East and the West – a sanctuary in our modern world of polarized ideologies. Join NIYAZ as they perform on the last day of the 13-day-long Iranian New Year celebration.

NIYAZ are: Azam Ali – vocalist and composer and Loga R. Torkian – multi-instrumentalist and composer

More about NIYAZ

The COUNTERPOINT series focuses on contemporary artists who push the boundaries of what “world music” can mean in the 21st Century.7