Born in India, raised in Canada – now Ahluwalia is based in New York, from where she puts together global musical alliances. She composes her songs in the ancient Persian-Indian Ghazal style, which is over 1,000 years old and enchanted her when she was just a child.
Today, after more than a decade of intense studies with her guru Vithal Rao, she combines these sensual verses with Afghan rubab lute, Portuguese Fado, celtic fiddles or electronic music. Her most recent projects were with the Tuareg blues rebels of Tinariwen and Terakraft and with Juldeh Camara, Gambian Griot and master of the single-string riti fiddle. The result: the album “Aam Zameen: Common Ground“, featuring a breath-taking new version of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan’s Quawali pop classic “Mustt Mustt” – mystical Islam as a bridge between musicians. "Common Ground" was recently awarded Canada's grammy - the prestigious JUNO Award.
Traffic restrictions From 23 July, John-Foster-Dulles-Allee is closed to motorized traffic between Haus der Kulturen der Welt and Spreeweg. The Haus is still accessible to drivers coming from the direction of the Reichstag but parking is severely restricted. The 100 Bus route will be diverted to Straße des 17. Juni and there is a provisional bus stop “Haus der Kulturen der Welt”. More...