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Pan-global music scales cultural walls

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Story published in the Vancouver Sun on January 26, 2011.


Cultural boundaries don’t exist within Kiran Ahluwalia’s music.

The India-born, Canadian-raised vocalist and composer holds four releases under her belt, which creatively melt sounds ranging from Portuguese fado to Celtic fiddle with her traditional Indian ghazals and Punjabi folk songs.

The Juno Award-winning artist’s fifth and latest album, Aam Zameen: Common Ground, is no different. With Common Ground, Ahluwalia continues to knock down the partitions that separate us from each other, all while connecting audiences with new amalgamations of music.

“I don’t adhere to the rules and boundaries of my own genre,” says an assertive Ahluwalia, who now lives in New York. “I’m a person who has citizenship in two cultures, India and Canada, but I’m not bound by those two cultures. I’m a citizen of the world and the entire world is there for me to be influenced by.”

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