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Kamaljeet Ahluwalia

Kamaljeet Ahluwalia is part of the new wave of Asian musicians emerging from the UK. A disciple of the legendary maestro Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma, she uses her Indian classical roots to walk an innovative path on the Santoor, a rare and exquisite hammered dulcimer/zither that can simultaneously explore vast sublime melodies and intricate detailed rhythmic patterns. She co-founded the Music and Art Production company Absolute Focus with her husband Jas and serves as Artistic Director.

Jas Ahluwalia

A child prodigy on the tabla, American-born Jas Ahluwalia studied under Ustad Tari Khan. Jas’ recent performances include collaborations with Grammy winner Osvaldo Golijov at Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Gingger Shankar, Bombay Dub Orchestra, grammy-nominated Jazz Pianist Rob Mullins, and guitarist Andy Summers of The Police. He co-founded the Music and Art Production company Absolute Focus with his wife Kamaljeet and serves as Creative Director.

Neelamjit Dhillon

Neelamjit Dhillon is a professional musician equally versed in both Eastern and Western traditions. He has obtained a Bachelor of Music degree in Jazz Studies (majoring in saxophone performance) from Capilano University and has also completed a Bachelor of Education degree in Secondary Music Education from the University of British Columbia. He has obtained a Masters in tabla performance from the California Institute of the Arts [CalArts] and is now pursuing his doctorate at CalArts. The Tabla [a drum from northern India] is Neelamjit’s first instrument and he studies under the tutelage of world-renowned maestro Ustad Zakir Hussain. This firm rooting in two distinct styles gives Neelamjit a unique perspective into the universality of music.