Kiran Ahluwalia Performs Live

Friday, May 11, 2012

Indo-Canadian artist Kiran Ahluwalia performs live in our studio. Her new album “Common Ground,” which was awarded Canada’s prestigious Juno Award for Best World Music Album of the Year, merges contemporary Indian song with Saharan desert blues and beyond.


Kiran Ahluwalia

Comments [7]

Alwan for the Arts

Hear Kiran Ahluwalia in concert at Alwan for the Arts in NYC on June 9th:

May. 16 2012 05:41 PM
Kiran Ahluwalia


Civil war means a war between citizens of the same country. Your elaboration on the conflict itself speaks to the clash between two or three different parties in Mali. My statement is based on my conversations with friends in Mali. There are of course many opinions on who's right but what I was saying was that citizens of Mali are in conflict with each other. I don't consider this propoganda -- but a description of what I know of the situation.

Ron -- one person providing daily updates on facebook is Andy Morgan. You can also find reports on Al Jazeera on the net.

Thanks to everyone for listening.

May. 13 2012 02:53 PM

Janet, Please include some reference material for further study. Thank you.

May. 11 2012 12:57 PM
Charles Imbimbo from Bergen County, NJ

I love the music! Thanks Leonard!

May. 11 2012 12:50 PM



May. 11 2012 12:50 PM
Lamar from Harlem

What great music!

May. 11 2012 12:47 PM
Janet from New York

There is not a civil war going on in Mali. Your lovely guest is misinformed and spreading dangerous propaganda.

A minority group (MNLA) is seeking independence for an ethnic minority (Tuareg) that doesn't want it, on a piece of land that it has never owned (or ruled) at any point of time in history, in the midst of much larger communities that were never consulted on the matter.

Some have insinuated that the French colonial powers were responsible, at the time of the independence of Mali, for drawing its map so as to include the lands occupied by the Tuaregs. The Mali Empire was at the origin of building Timbuktu into a city of learning. Its successor, the Songhai Empire covered all the territories in present day Mali and much more. This propaganda is thus utterly uninformed or vicious incorrect affirmation. The Songhai and several other ethnic groups in Mali have occupied the north of Mali from times immemorial to present. The work of the Mali and Songhai empires in the 14th to the 16th centuries suffices to dispel any myth of French misdeeds in this matter - when French colonization only started in the late 1800s (i.e., 1880). The wars and atrocities are the actions of a very small and self-appointed minority.

The MNLA propoganda tries to seperate the MNLA from the other jihadist groups such as the Ansar Dine who are currently imposing sharia law in northern Mali. This is an attempt to attract international sympathy for their seperatist claims. In fact the groups are acting together and cannot be seperated. This includes AQIM and the drug smugglers.

May. 11 2012 12:46 PM

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