Kiran Ahluwalia CD Release Concert

Wednesday Nov 9, 2011

Drom 85 Avenue A (b/w 5th & 6th)
New York, NY - (212) 777-1157

$20 Adv / $25 door
$5 discount for IAAC members(discount code "24911" -good for all online sales)

Expressing her muse through ghazals and Punjabi folk songs, award winning Indian singer Kiran Ahluwalia explores the language of the heart with beautiful artistry and smoldering intensity. Her enchanting music has garnered glowing praise from critics around the world; Hers is a voice destined to enchant more than one generation.(fROOTS) Most of all, Kiran Ahluwalia is a unique and inspiring performer and composer, whose legion of fans continues to grow with every captivating performance.

With each successive recording, Kiran has moved ever onward from her own musical upbringing, reaching well beyond her extensive training in the genres of traditional ghazal and Punjabi folk music, shaping a style completely her own. On her latest CD, aam zameen : common ground, Kiran successfully merges her contemporary Indian song with the Saharan desert blues of Tinariwen and fellow tribesman Terakaft.

On stage, Kiran is accompanied by a stellar group of musicians: cutting edge NYC guitarist, Rez Abbasi, rising tabla star, Nitin Mitta, hard grooving bassist, Nikku Nayar and superbly melodic harmonium player, Babloo.

Together, they are one of North America's most exciting and creative world music groups.

"A rising international star" - illage Voice

"A powerful woman who has a depth of character in her wonderfully pliable, expressive voice." - he Observer

"Her crystal clear voice arched superbly above rhythms that coursed through the evening of fascinating, newly revealed music." - Los Angeles Times

New video with Tinariwen:

The new CD, aam zameen : common ground, available NOW on:

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