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Kiran Ahluwalia: Sanata: Stillness

Read "Sanata: Stillness" reviewed by Ernest Barteldes

On this inventive album, Canadian vocalist Kiran Ahluwalia brings forth a different approach to Indian music. While the tablas, percussion and the characteristic singing are all present, those are the only Eastern elements you hear. Backing her are rock-tinged electric guitars and an accordion. This is clearly not an attempt to “Westernize" the music but it is instead a fresh take. The album kicks off with “Hayat," a lively number with unison backing vocals that is followed by ...


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