Niyaz, which means “yearning” in both Persian and Urdu, blends the folk traditions of India and Iran with trance-inducing electronic beats from L.A.’s own Carmen Rizzo - all fueled by the haunting and evocative voice of Azam Ali. Dive into the hypnotic sounds of Sufi mysticism and electronica as this trio steps outside the recording studio and reunites for a rare live performance.
Latin America meets the Middle East via acoustic guitar with Costa Rican Jorge Strunz and Iranian Ardeshir Farah return to our stage for the first time since enthralling our audience in the early 1990s. As the Grammy-nominated, internationally touring Strunz & Farah, these two virtuosos deliver passages of Middle-Eastern influenced Flamenco over a foundation of Afro-Cuban percussion.
Hosted by KCRW DJ Aaron Byrd
Ride your bike! The Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition will have a bike valet set up on our plaza at this event.