Respected Indo-Canadian musician Kiran Ahluwalia won the World Music category at the “Best CDs of 2011″ Indie Acoustic Project awards. The winners in each of 7 categories were selected from among the 3 finalists in each category.

It is the position of the IAP that all of the 21 CDs selected as finalists were in fact the 21 Best CDs of 2011,” said the press release. “Accordingly, it was extremely difficult to determine the “winner” for each category, as all of the finalist CDs were outstanding in their own rights.”


Acoustic Ensemble

Wailin’ Jennys – Bright Morning Stars (Red House)


Acoustic Trio 3000 – Yo Ho (Riva Sound)


Charlie Dore – Cheapskate Lullabyes (Black Ink)

Progressive Edge

Elephant Revival – Break in the Clouds (Ruff Shod)


Colin Hay – Gathering Mercury (Compass)


Christine Fellows – Femmes de Chez Nous (Six Shooter)

World Music

Kiran Ahluwalia – Aam Zameen (Avokado Artists)

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