The World's music features this week: Niyaz and the original 'Despacito'

Loga Ramin Torkian and Azam Ali of Niyaz

Loga Ramin Torkian and Azam Ali of Niyaz


Marco Werman

We love music here at The World, and we love to share our latest favorites with you. 

Music is a good way to connect with others and that's what Iranian-Canadian duo Niyaz do when they're on the road. It's not uncommon for people to tell Azam Ali, the lead singer of Niyaz, how the group has helped them understand a bit about the beauty of Islam.

Puerto Rican singer Luis Fonsi wrote the hit song Despacito, but as he told the BBC he still can't comprehend that it's the biggest song in the whole world right now.

In Arts, Culture & MediaMusicGlobal Hit.

Tagged: North AmericaCanadaMexicoIsrael and IranAzam AliNiyazLuis Fonsi.