Kiran Ahluwalia performing
|Occupation(s)||Singer and Composer|
Kiran Ahluwalia is an Indo-Canadian singer who publicly performs her own musical arrangements of ancient Persian and Punjabi Ghazals, or poems. Kiran Ahluwalia won the 'Newcomer' category in the inaugural Songlines Music Awards (2009) - announced May 1, 2009 - the new 'world music' awards organised by the UK-based magazine, Songlines.
Ahluwalia was born in Patna, grew up in Delhi and moved to Toronto at the age of nine.After completing her MBA at Dalhousie University, she returned to Toronto with the plan of being in the financial services industry, she changed her mind and went back to India to study music and then returned to Toronto to build her career as a musician.
Ahluwalia is married to guitar player and co-arranger Rez Abbasi, and currently lives in New York.
|Kashish — Attraction||2000||Kiran Music||nominated for 2002 Juno Award, Best Global Album|
|Beyond Boundaries||2003||Kiran Music||winner of 2004 Juno Award, World Music Album of the Year|
|Kiran Ahluwalia||2005||Triloka Records|
|Wanderlust||2007||Four Quarters Entertainment||nominated for 2008 Juno, World Music Album of the Year
winner of 2009 Songlines/WOMAD Best Newcomer Award
|Aam Zameen - Common Ground||2011||Kiran Music (Canada), Avokado Artists Recordings (United States, Europe, Australia)||winner of 2012 Juno Award, World Music Album of the Year
winner of 2011 Canadian Folk Musi Award - Best World Solo Artist
|Sanata : Stillness||2014-15||ARC/Magenta|
- "Kiran Ahluwalia celebrates poetry and passion". Straight.com, February 1, 2008.
- "Kiran Ahluwalia Pursues the Beloved: The Nexus of Ghazal Love Poetry, Canadian Celtic Fiddle, and Time-Honored Pick Up Lines 2005 Album". www.rockpaperscissors.biz, February 8, 2005.
- Kiran Ahluwalia
- Kiran Ahluwalia performing on NYC Radio LIVE!
- Songlines Music Awards 2009
- Kiran Ahluwalia Interview at allaboutjazz.com
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