Mad. Sq. Music: Kiran Ahluwalia
At the center of Kiran Ahluwalia’s music is love in all its shades, from the yearning romantic to the divine love of Sufi Mysticism. Kiran honors the great vocal traditions of India and Pakistan with masterful, personal interpretation. “Ahluwalia is busy honing a transnational sound as fresh as tomorrow” (Seattle Times). Her latest recording Sanata : Stillness is a synthesis of Indian, western jazz and Saharan sounds. With her 5-piece group of electric and acoustic guitar, harmonium, tabla and electric bass, Ahluwalia’s 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.