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Saturday, September 24, 2005 Options
Kiran Ahluwalia with Rez Abassi plus New Releases, Mixed Bag

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Kiran Ahluwalia is a performer of two distinct styles of vocal music from the Indian subcontinent. She sings ghazals, an ancient form of sung poetry, as well as folk songs from her family's native Punjabi region of Indian and Pakistan.

Like FMU's own Laura Cantrell, Kiran squeezed in music while maintaining a"straight" career for many years before giving up the day jobs and trying to make it full-time as a singer.  So far so good - her new cd (self-titled, on Triloka/Artemis) has made it to #4 on the World Music Charts Europe and was on the CMJ "world music" top 20 for 14 weeks.

Kiran is joined by her partner and collaborator, jazz guitarist Rez Abassi, who also has a new solo cd – Snake Charmer.

Kiran and Rez join Rob during the first hour-plus of the show to chat and introduce their recordings. Not to mention plug Kiran’s next local gig, at Satalla 37 W 26 St in NYC September 29. And they perform a song for us unplugged...

This Week's Playlist:

(* = new)

Boubacar Traore: Kongo Magni Options / Kongo Magni / World Village / *

Ali Farka Toure and Toumani Diabate: Kaira Options / In the Heart of the Moon / Nonesuch / *

Kiran Ahluwalia: Jhanjra Options / Kiran Ahluwalia / Triloka/Artemis / *

Kiran Ahluwalia: Yeh Nahin Options / Kiran Ahluwalia / Triloka/Artemis / *

Kiran Ahluwalia: Vo Kuch Options / Live in the studio
with Rez Abassi, guitar

Kiran Ahluwalia: Meri Gori Gori Options / Kiran Ahluwalia / Triloka/Artemis / *

Rez Abassi: Pearl Options / Snake Charmer / Reztone / *
with Kiran Ahluwalia

Kiran Ahluwalia: Awaara Options / Kiran Ahluwalia / Triloka/Artemis / *

Flynnon: Y Rhaedr Options / Celtic Music From Wales / Green Linnet / *
New to WFMU - not new release

Rajery: Mahafinaritra Options / Various Artists: Rough Guide to the Music of Madagascar / World Music Network / *

Nawal: Dunia Udjissa Options / Kweli / Melodie / *
New reissue

Idy Diop: Yaye Boye Options / Various Artists: Golden Afrique / Network / *

Etoile de Dakar: Mane Kouma Xol Options / Various Artists: Golden Afrique / Network / *

Yerba Buena: Sugar Daddy Options / Island Life / Razor and Tie / *

Obed Ngobeni: Kazete No. 2 Options / My Wife Bought a Taxi / Shanachie

Mamar Kassey: Maiga et Toure Options / Alatoumi / World Village

Thione Seck: Doom Options / Orientation / Sterns / *

Nortec Collective: Autobanda Options / Tijuana Sessions Volume 3 / Nacional / *

Hurdy Gurdy: Honspolka Options / Prototyp / Northside / *

Balkan Beat Box: Bulgarian Chicks Options / Blkan Beat Box / J-dub / *
Featuring Vlada Tomova and Kristin Espeland of Yasna Voices

Shukar Collective: Taraf Options / Urban Gypsy / World Music Network

Bled Runner: Sidi Mansour Options / Various Artists: Rough Guide to Arabesque / World Music Network

Cheb Mami: Le Rai C'est Chic Options / Dellali / Mondo Melodia

Nortec Collective: Esa Banda en Dub Options / Tijuana Sessions Volume 3 / Nacional / *
Music Bed for concert listings / featuring Calexico

Nickodemus: Cleopatra in New York Options / Endangered Species / Wonderwheel / *
Featuring Carol C of SiSe



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