Niyaz—Persian and Urdu for yearning—is the musical brainchild of three musicians:
Azam Ali, best known as the vocalist of the group Vas ( her blog: In the flux of things)
Loga Ramin Torkian, the multi-instumentalist and composer of the acclaimed group Axiom Of Choice
Carmen Rizzo, a two time Grammy Award nominee programmer/producer and remixer. (Cirque du Soleil, etc. You can listen here***)
Niyaz is a mixture of old and new music styles. Their lyrics are drawn from Sufi mystics, such as the Persian poet Rumi, and other classic poetry sung in Urdu.
You can listen or watch videos on Niyaz website, here is a link to a youtube movie – thanks Ann :), samples at Amazon and Niyaz at MySpace