Mix of rhythm, jazz and blues

Ahluwalia at the ACT in Maple Ridge on Saturday, 8 p.m.

Two-time Juno-winner Kiran Ahluwalia is trained in classical Indian music and the Indian-Pakistani poetic song tradition ghazal.

Two-time Juno-winner Kiran Ahluwalia is trained in classical Indian music and the Indian-Pakistani poetic song tradition ghazal.

Two-time Juno-winner Kiran Ahluwalia will be bringing her mix of Indian grooves, Saharan blues and Western jazz to the ACT.

The Indo-Canadian singer and composer will be performing a unique blend of Indian rhythms, African desert blues and modern jazz.

Ahluwalia’s original compositions fuse Sufi mysticism and progressive Indian music to create songs that explore the human condition and love.

Her five-piece group includes the electric and acoustic guitar, harmonium, tabla and electric bass.

In 2004, Ahluwalia won a Juno for World Music Album of the Year for Beyond Boundaries, and in 2012 won for Aam Zameen: Common Ground.

Ahluwalia was born in Patna, India and grew up in Canada.

She is trained in classical Indian music and the Indian-Pakistani poetic song tradition ghazal.

Currently, she lives in New York and regularly tours North America and Europe and has performed at desert festivals in Mali, Morocco and India.

Ahluwalia will be performing at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 25 at the ACT Arts Centre in Maple Ridge, 11944 Haney Place.

There will be a pre-show welcoming event starting at 6 p.m. with a community forum on what local community organizations have to offer, followed by the worldly beats of Boris Sichon at 7:15 p.m..

• For more information, call 604-476-2787 or go to http://www.theactmapleridge.org.