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Kiran Ahluwalia – Aam Zameen: Common Ground (Ep. 204)

Hosts Mother Banjo and Anthony Ihrig talk with India-born, Canadian-raised vocalist and composer Kiran Ahluwalia about her 2011 release Aam Zameen : Common Ground 🎶 💿. Join us as we listen to her music together and hear the stories behind the songs and recording.

FEATURED SONGS
  1. Mustt Mustt
  2. Rabba Ru
  3. Yaar Naal
  4. Saffar
SHOW NOTES

Learn more about Kiran and purchase her music directly at: https://www.kiranmusic.com/

Tinariwen (Tuareg musicians from the Sahara region of northern Mali)
https://www.tinariwen.com/

Video: Mustt Mustt : Kiran Ahluwalia with Tinariwen:
https://youtu.be/u4VqYHXwX5Y?si=eF5iGG66KlIJwBnY

Follow Kiran on YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/@KiranMusic1

Riti (goje) – one-stringed fiddles from West Africa:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goje

UPDATE from Kiran: “Bulbul tarang literally “waves of nightingales”, alternately Indian or Punjabi banjo is a string instrument from Punjab which evolved from the Japanese taishōgoto, which likely arrived in South Asia in the 1930s.”

She also sent two example videos of the instrument being played: here and here.

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