Ahluwalia, Kiran / Kiran Ahluwalia
Album:Kiran Ahluwalia Collection:World
Artist:Ahluwalia, Kiran Added:Jun 2005

A-File Activity
Add Date:2005-07-31 Pull Date:2005-10-02 Charts:Reggae/World
Week Ending:Oct 2Sep 25Sep 18Sep 11Sep 4Aug 28Aug 21Aug 14

Recent Airplay
1.Jul 22, 2011:No Cover, No Minimum
Kina Nere
4.Dec 27, 2005:At the Cafe Bohemian
2.Jan 15, 2010:No Cover, No Minimum
Meri Gori Gori
5.Sep 27, 2005:At the Cafe Bohemian
3.Nov 13, 2007:At the Cafe Bohemian
6.Sep 23, 2005:No Cover, No Minimum

Album Review
Reviewed 2005-07-29 
KIRAN AHLUWALIA – “Kiran Ahluwalia”
Triloka, 2005

INDIA/CANADA – Kiran is a Punjabi singer/tanpura player from Toronto with a gorgeous voice. She combines Punjabi folk songs with some fantastic modern ghazals & nazms written by Toronto-based poets, for which she has written the music. Absolutely beautiful stuff, with an extra twist when Cape Breton fiddler Natalie MacMaster sits in on tracks 3 & 4! Don’t be intimidated if you find Indian vocal styles harsh or unfamiliar, this music is very easy on the ears. Compelling, lovely, often sexy: easily recommended.

FO’S PICKS: 1, 3, 4, 6, 9

1. 5:45 – midtempo ghazal, perky tabla & pretty melody, about a crush
2. 5:30 – slow ghazal, sensuous yet folksy sound, about life’s journey
3. 4:20 – upbeat Punjabi folksong with a Celtic air, puts a smile on your face
4. 3:50 – slow nazm, low & mysterious, tender break midway through
5. 4:58 – upbeat folksong: strong rhythm, trilling melodies
6. 6:20 – slow, dragging ghazal, full of longing; nice instrumental breaks
7. 5:40 – a cappella intro, upbeat folk bounce w/ cute flute & harmonium
8. 5:26 – relaxed ghazal, flowing melody, a bit melancholy
9. 4:20 – midtempo folksong, happy & catchy with lots of percussion
10. 8:59 – slow nazm, long intro w/striking vocal & sarangi over quiet drone

[Fo] – July 2005

Track Listing
1.Vo Kuch 6.Yaar
2.Yeh Nahin 7.Ik Ranjha
3.Jhanjra 8.Kina Nere
4.Rabh Da Roop 9.Meri Gori Gori
5.Koka 10.Awara