Listen to Niyaz on WNJR 91.7 FM, Niyaz is an Iranian-American musical band, consisting of DJ programmer, producer and re-mixer Carmen Rizzo and a vocalist Azam Ali.
Niyaz means "yearning" in Persian, its music is described as mystical music with a modern edge. The music is very abundant, Niyaz adapts Persian, Indian and Mediterranean folk voices, including traditional mystical music and poetry "Rumi"(13th century Persian poet) with Western electronic programming.
The duo's debut album was released in 2005, it represented the combination of 13th century Sufi and Urdu (both language groups of Persia) poetry.
In their second album, members of the band featured two discs; the second disc was basically acoustic editions of the tracks on the first disc. Their newest album Sumud was released on March 19th 2013, with six songs.