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Niyaz – Free Download

Mature sound from Niyaz (نياز), verging on the electronic this time for a very generous free MP3 download. We first sampled the San Francisco-based trio on the show in 2008 since which time they have released only 3 albums. Their new double-album Sumud is released May 22nd 2012 and features Indian as well as Afghan elements.

Niyaz (meaning yearning) typically weaves Persian, Indian and Mediterranean folk songs together with the poetry of Sufi mystic Rumi and with Western electronic instrumentation and programming.