Kiran Ahluwalia performing
|Occupations||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 India and migrated with her parents to Toronto, Canada as a child. 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 Abassi, 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|
|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|
- "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.
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