Kiran Ahluwalia, who’s latest release Beyond Boundaries won the prestigious Canadian 2004 Juno Award for Best World Music Recording, will be appearing June 12th at the Detroit Festival of the Arts – 5:30 pm on the Wayne State/WDET Stage.
Fluent in four languages and effortlessly at home in both mainstream Canadian
culture and the Punjabi-Canadian world she was raised in, Kiran Ahluwalia is a
performer of two distinct styles of vocal music from the Indian subcontinent.With her backing trio, she sings ghazals and Punjabi folk songs and has become one of Canada’s most successful performers of world music. As a composer, she is forging a new repertoire, putting the words of Indo and Pakistani Canadian poets to her own compositions; songs that are firmly rooted in the tradition while taking a modern turn.
Kiran Ahluwalia will also be doing a handful of U.S. dates this fall including:
Sept 17th – Lotus World Music Festival, Bloomington
Sept 18th & 19th – Chicago World Music Festival
Sept 21st – Joe’s Pub, New York City
Author: Angel Romero
Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.