"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
Asian Arts Agency is delighted to present Kiran Ahluwalia on her UK tour, performing at the Folk House in Bristol.
Kiran Ahluwalia is a multi-award winning Indo-Canadian singer whose music centres on love in all its shades: yearning romantic love, burning passionate love, and profound spiritual love - all rooted in Sufi mysticism. Her new album, Sanata : Stillness is a tribute to the many shades that make up this talented artist: contemplative and rollicking, traditional and innovative, a hybrid of Indian and Pakistani grooves, Saharan blues and jazz.
Having spent over a decade studying with India's classical guru Padma Talwalkar and ghazal guru Vithal Rao, Kiran sings in Hindi, Urdu, and Punjabi and has a wide scope of musical influences. She says, "For me, it's important to blur the musical boundaries between my Indian background, influences from Western sounds, and the things I love from the Sahara."
This intimate show at the Folk House will highlight Kiran's extraordinary voice and ability to connect with all audiences.
Described by BBC’s Andy Hare as “the next big thing on the folk scene”, this powerful, unique 5-piece have played alongside Kate Rusby, Steeleye Span, Levellers, and Bellowhead. Setting both their live and recorded material at the very highest level, they have been the recipients of many coveted awards. After a sensational performance at Bristol Folk Festival 2015, Roving Crows bring their beautifully crafted, upbeat traditional music back to Bristol Folk House this autumn. An absolute must-see.