LPR & WMI present NIYAZ w/ HAALE — FRIDAY Feb 26, 7pm


NIYAZ w/ HAALE and presented by LPR and World Music Institute

Sufi Mysticism and Trance Electronica
Fri, Feb 26, 2010

Le Poisson Rouge / 158 Bleecker St New York, NY 10012

Promotional support by Persian Arts Festival

By any measure, Niyaz has come very far, very fast. The trio’s 2005 debut featured a convincing blend of Sufi mysticism and trance electronica, and quickly established them as a standout ensemble in a very crowded world music field. A worldwide tour followed. Now, Niyaz returns with Nine Heavens, which doesn’t just cross cultural and stylistic boundaries, but the centuries as well. Drawing on medieval Persian poetry and 300-year old Persian folk songs, Niyaz has created a 21st century global trance tradition.