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Niyaz – ‘Naseem’
March 11, 2013, 12:12 pm
Filed under: Azam Ali, FREE DOWNLOAD, niyaz

Check out Niyaz’ new song and video from their upcoming SUMUD the acoustic EP (released worldwide 3/19)! Based on a traditional devotional Persian poem, “Naseem” features a duet from Azam Ali and the flute-playing of Habib Meftah Boushehri.

Catch Niyaz at NYC’s Cutting Room on April 25th and New Orleans’ Festival International de Louisiane on April 27th!


Niyaz – Sumud
May 23, 2012, 12:36 pm
Filed under: Azam Ali, FREE DOWNLOAD, New Release, niyaz, Six Degrees Artist

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Niyaz, which means ‘yearning’ in Persian and Urdu, was formed in 2005 by vocalist Azam Ali, multi-instrumentalist Loga Ramin Torkian and two-time Grammy nominated producer and electronic musician Carmen Rizzo. Since their last release, Nine Heavens made waves in the global music community, the band have toured worldwide, had their music placed in numerous films & television shows and each released stunning solo albums that continue to push them into the international spotlight. Nine Heavens was heavily featured on world-wide radio (including NPR and PRI in the States), topped the charts of iTunes World Music and CMJ World Music, and continues to be discovered by new fans worldwide.

Now the band returns with their third album, Sumud. The album’s title is Arabic for “steadfastness” and the record’s musical themes center around the plight of ethnic and religious minorities around the world. Azam Ali chose this philosophical term as a symbolic reminder that, as she explains, ‘every human being should inherit the right to live with dignity and freedom upon the land on which they are born.’

With a heavier emphasis on the electronic side of their sound and a special guest vocal appearance from Oscar-winning Indian composer, musician and singer AR Rahman, Sumud is the most powerful release yet from one of global fusion’s most popular bands.

Azam Ali to play in Washington DC!
April 6, 2011, 10:58 pm
Filed under: Azam Ali, Six Degrees Artist

Azam Ali scheduled to play at George Mason University on April 22nd, 2011. Her new album, From Night To the Edge of Day comes out April 12th. Album can be pre-ordered  here.

Azam Ali on
April 5, 2011, 8:02 pm
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Six Degree’s artist, Azam Ali talks about her newest album titled From Night To the Edge of Day which will be released on April 12th. The album is composed of various renditions of lullabies from the Middle East. For more information on the artist and for free streaming tracks check out the article in its entirety at