http://worldmusic.org/ Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Ave.
Boston, MA 02115
$42, $37, $32, $28
Seamlessly blending Sufi poetry and traditional folk songs from their native Iran with rich acoustic instrumentation and modern electronic rhythms, Niyaz creates a mesmerizing, distinctively 21st century global sound. Led by vocalist Azam Ali and multi-instrumentalist Loga Ramin Torkian on oud and kaman, the five-member band presents a groundbreaking multimedia experience that features dancer Tanya Evanson, one of the first female whirling dervishes.