Kiran Ahluwalia Wins Juno Award for World Music Album of the Year

Kiran Ahluwalia - Aam Zameen: Common Ground
Renowned vocalist Kiran Ahluwalia won Canada’s prestigious Juno Award for World Music Album of the Year last night. Her album is titled Aam Zameen: Common Ground, released on her independent label, Kiran Music in Canada and Avokado Artists Recordings in the United States, Europe & Australia.

Aam Zameen: Common Ground is a step onward in the evolution of a musician who, while firmly rooted in Indian music, is continually embracing sounds and influences from around the world. The recording features collaboration with legendary Tuareg desert blues group Tinariwen and fellow Tuareg tribesmen Terakaft, as well as Ghanaian ritti player Juldeh Camara and Justin Adams (Tinariwen, Robert Plant) who along with New York jazz guitarist Rez Abbasi co-produced the record.

Other roots music winners include:

Roots & Traditional Album of the Year: Solo

Bruce Cockburn – Small Source of Comfort

Roots & Traditional Album of the Year: Group

The Wailin’ Jennys – Bright Morning Stars

Blues Album of the Year

MonkeyJunk – To Behold

Reggae Recording of the Year

Exco Levi – Bleaching Shop

Aboriginal Album of the Year

Murray Porter – Songs Lived & Life Played

To view a complete list of 2012 JUNO Award winners go to www.junoawards.ca.

Author: World Music Central News Department

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