Please note: This event is taking place at Roulette, 509 Atlantic Avenue (at 3rd Avenue), in downtown Brooklyn
Noted for “her soul-stirring voice” (Los Angeles Times), vocalist-composer Kiran Ahluwalia brings a modern sensibility to her songs of Sufi mysticism and yearning romantic love. A proponent of the great vocal traditions of India and Pakistan, she boldly explores new territories to create a synthesis of Indian, Western jazz, and Saharan sounds. Her CD Aam Zameen: Common Ground, which she recorded with the nomadic Tuareg group Tinariwen, was recently awarded Kiran's second JUNO award (Canadian Grammy).
This program is a CD release concert for her long-awaited sixth album, Sanata: Stillness. Onstage she is accompanied by noted jazz guitarist Rez Abbasi, the No. 1 “Rising Star” guitarist in DownBeat’s 2013 Critic’s Poll; Nitin Mitta (tabla); Will Holshouser (accordion); and Mamadou Ba (electric bass).
“Fascinating, newly revealed music.” — Los Angeles Times
Co-presented by Robert Browning and Asia Society.
Robert Browning Associates continues the programming initiated by the founders of the music programming at the Alternative Center for International Arts (Alternative Museum) from 1976 to 1985 and the World Music Institute from 1985 to 2011. In addition to a concert series at Roulette, current activities include curating World Views, a series presented at Zankel Hall by Carnegie Hall in partnership with Robert Browning Associates, and collaborating with Asia Society and the Town Hall.
Video: "Hayat," from Kiran Ahluwalia's album Sanata: Stillness