Multiple award-winning singer-songwriters and composer Sonam Kalra is that rare breed of musician who has been trained in both Indian and Western traditions of music and is equally adept at both. Sonam’s unique brainchild, ‘Sonam Kalra & the Sufi Gospel Project’ blends the many voices of faith, through poetry, prayer and music to create one universal voice of faith and has earned her international critical acclaim.
This unparalleled music of universal beliefs blends Sikh morning prayers with the lilting strains Kabir’s words along with choral hymns, Baba Bulleh Shah’s voice, Persian poetry, English and Gaelic texts juxtaposed with Amir Khusrau’s haunting lines and gentle Buddhist chants. Sonam trained in Hindustani classical music from Smt. Shubha Mudgal and Pt. Sarathi Chatterjee and studied gospel and jazz with Ashley Clement in Singapore, as well as classical opera under the noted tenor, Hur Chul Young.