Niyaz mixes traditional Persian music with modern electronica. The band has a new album out called "Nine Heavens."
Oh, and before we continue, let's introduce Azam Ali's two bandmates.
LOGA RAMIN TORKIAN: I'm from Iran. I'm the instrumentalist of the band.
CARMEN RIZZO: I'm from America. I do the electronics, keyboards, rhythms, and share the production and songwriting with the band.
MULLINS: Is there one piece that encapsulates what you're all about?
ALI: I think for myself there's a side of me that's very Iranian, I feel very Indian at the same time, and I feel very Westernized. There is a point where all these aspects meet, but Niyaz has become the forum where we get to express all these different aspects of our cultural influences.
TORKIAN: I would choose Feraghi - Song of Exile. This was the first song we composed and it was the catalyst for the rest of the album.
RIZZO: You could really choose any song on the album and it sounds like Niyaz. Everyone of us brings something very different to the table.