Friday, February 20, 2009

More Beautiful Music

While Marble Man is out of town for a long weekend with his family, Pooch and I are getting in some quality time together, exploring new musical genres. For a long time I was stuck in the 60's, 70's, and 80's (especially the 80's!). And while that's all fun and good, it doesn't do much to stretch my mind. So, I've been watching World Music on LINK TV again, and now have a new favorite singer.



She is Kiran Ahluwalia, Indian by birth, raised in Canada, and intensively trained in singing Gazals and Punjabi folk songs for the past 10 years. She is truly amazing: her voice is pure, her band is modern while maintaining the exotic feel of the musical color and rhythms. When I listen to her, I close my eyes and I can imagine the smell of hot, spice-filled air and beautiful sari-clad and bejeweled girls dancing. If you are looking for Far eastern music with a truly authentic, dreamy quality, she's your girl!

I hope you enjoy this gazal composed by her (her husband is playing the electric guitar):


7 comments:

3rdEyeMuse said...

you totally rock - I likely would never had heard of her if it hadn't been for you & I enjoyed this Gazal very much. :)

ps - thanks for the positive vibes!

lori vliegen said...

wow...i too could smell the spice-filled air! i really appreciate the modern twist that they've added with the electric guitar...and i found the lyrics very poetic, and almost reminiscent to some of the scriptures in Song of Solomon. thanks for introducing us to this! :)

p.s. you and Pooch try to be on your best behavior while marble man is gone! :)

Cecile/DreamCreateRepeat said...

Thanks for the introduction to a wonderful musician. My husband said, "Oh, that was nice! And it isn't even Sunday!!" He's gotten used to new music coming from our Cuban in London on Sundays! ; )

I liked the jazz fusion feel of her music!

Andrea said...

I too can smell the spice in the air...thanks so much for sharing!

lori vliegen said...

hi kate! i just nominated you for the "Spreader of Love" award...you're so deserving! details are over at my blog...
:)

Jewllori by Lori said...

oooooooooooooooh I am totally falling for her music too!

I am so into India right now, so this was perfect, thanks for sharing!

Christine said...

I love world music..it's something Ive been listening to more than rock. That being said I am not familiar with individual Indian musicians and am glad I have something to add to my music collection. Which , other than the Monsoon Wedding soundtrack, is sadly lacking in Indian music. I agree with you about how that music can take you away to another place. Fantastic! Thanks Kate~