Kiran Ahluwalia is a modern exponent of the vocal traditions of India and Pakistan, though her original compositions also embrace influences from both the West and Africa, specifically the Sahara.
Kiran Ahluwalia is a modern exponent of the great vocal traditions of India and Pakistan which she honors intensely yet departs from in masterful, personal ways. Her original compositions embody the essence of Indian music while embracing influences from both the West and Africa — specifically the Sahara. With her 5-piece group of electric and acoustic guitar, harmonium, tabla and electric bass, Ahluwalia creates boundary-breaking songs that invite us to explore the human condition, transcending the self by losing ourselves in love. Her ease of manner on stage makes her a unique and inspiring performer whose legion of fans continues to grow with every captivating performance.
Writing both the words and music for her newest release, Kiran’s songs speak about: the unattainable, both the beloved and the divine, realizing female desire by throwing away all shame, and untying the knots that bind us to stale embraces. Her compositions and arrangements are a reflection of an ongoing quest to create timeless music in a modern and global context that looks to the future while still maintaining a vital line to its storied past.
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