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Known for its electroacoustic trance music, Niyaz is “an evolutionary force in contemporary Middle Eastern music” (Huffington Post). The band embraces the collision of the old and the new as a means to create something entirely its own. With The Fourth Light Project, Niyaz pays tribute to Rabia al-Basri, the first female Sufi mystic and poet. Persian folk songs and poetry meld with the immersive projections of artist Jerome Delapierre and the sacred dance of the dervish to create a shared experience that’s both sensual and devotional.