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Niyaz Brings ‘Mystical, Magical’ Multimedia Show To Rialto Stage

Azam Ali and Ramin Loga Torkian, better known as the music group Niyaz, perform at the Rialto Center on Saturday.
Azam Ali and Loga Ramin Torkian, better known as the music group Niyaz, perform at the Rialto Center on Saturday.
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Described as “mystical music with a modern edge,” the music group Niyaz blends sacred Sufi poetry and Persian Gulf region folk songs with contemporary electronic beats and acoustic instrumentation.

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“City Lights” host Lois Reitzes spoke with the husband-and-wife duo behind Niyaz, Azam Ali and Loga Ramin Torkian, ahead of their concert at the Rialto Center for the Arts at Georgia State University Saturday evening.

Called “The Fourth Light Project” after their most recent album, the concert is more of an interdisciplinary, multimedia theatrical performance of light, dance and music.

Rialto Center Director Leslie Gordon said that the show is “not just mystical, it is magical … it simply will take you away from and out of yourself and bring you to somewhere different.”