"She has a voice destined to enchant more than one generation." fRoots
"A powerful woman who has a depth of character in her wonderfully pliable, expressive voice." The Observer UK
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.
She is a modern exponent of the great vocal traditions of India and Pakistan which she honors intensely yet departs from in masterful, personal ways. Her original compositions embody the essence of Indian music while embracing influences from both the West and Africa — specifically the Sahara. With her 5-piece group of electric and acoustic guitar, harmonium, tabla and electric bass, Ahluwalia creates boundary-breaking songs that invite us to explore the human condition, transcending the self by losing ourselves in love. Her latest project, LOVEfest, is a musical response to hate crimes and features 4 acts from the Sikh, Hindu, and Muslim world.