AIB Unscripted

Azam Ali is an Iranian American singer, composer and musician and half of the musical duo that founded and performs 21st century world music as Niyaz. Niyaz recently visited Atlanta for a performance at the Rialto Center for the Arts. In this interview with the AIB Network, Ali addresses the challenge of fusing electronic music and visuals with traditional acoustic melodies and lyrics, particularly those based on the poetry of the Sufis, a mystical sect of Islam. Ali also describes how her music and workshops help support women's rights and other social justice causes around the world.