Rowshan are cousins Naim Cortazzi and Payam Beint, a music duo from Leicester and Oxford. They have been playing together for the last 16 years, finally releasing Rowshan: Vol 1 in 2004. The success of which propelled them on to their second and most recent album Celestial Soul, which came out late 2008. Naim and Payam come from a very musical family. The mothers used to chant and sing together, and Na'ims father and sister would join in with guitar and recorder.