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An Evening with Award-Winning Recording Artist Kiran Ahluwalia

“Her crystal clear voice arched superbly above rhythms that coursed through the evening of fascinating, newly revealed music”
– Los Angeles Times

conference poster      Expressing her muse through ghazals and Punjabi folk songs, Kiran Ahluwalia explores the language of the heart with beautiful artistry and smoldering intensity. Born in India, raised in Canada, and now living in New York City, her enchanting and seductive music has garnered glowing praise from critics around the world. Kiran Ahluwalia is the winner of Canada’s Juno Award for World Music Album of the Year in 2004 (Beyond Boundaries) and 2012 (Common Ground). She will be accompanied by her band (guitar, bass, accordion, and tabla).

     This concert is part of the Voices of Asian Modernities Conference co-sponsored by the University Center for International Studies (UCIS), Global Studies Center (GSC), Asian Studies Center (ASC), Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences, Humanities Center, Women’s Studies Program, and the Department of Music at the University of Pittsburgh, with additional support from Leiden University and the Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies (KITLV).

     Tickets : General Admission $10, seniors $8, non-Pitt students $5. Pitt students free with valid ID. Tickets are available at, by calling 412-624-play (7529), or at University of Pittsburgh Stages Box Office (Monday–Friday, noon–5 p.m.). Tickets at the door will be sold on a cash only basis.


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