Through his role as a United Nations Goodwill Ambassador, Ahmad uses his music and celebrity to bring light to humanitarian causes worldwide.He will be joined by fellow musicians Yale Strom, Elizabeth Schwartz, John Alec, Sunny Jain, and Lou Fanucchi.[more...] Salman Ahmad's interview with Desi Blog and South Asian News Website Our Desi
It's been a journey full of passion and dedication. Wherever there is ego and negativity, I try to keep myself away from it.
Music, of course, has been the most important part of this. What are your thoughts on Pakistani musicians making a mark in Bollywood? If you see both the countries from the prism of films and music, then there's nothing wrong. And when there's a cricket match, we suddenly forget the love we have for each other. I have been in the USA for the last 16 years, so that has also deprived me from communicating with many people.
With music, you have always tried to bring both India and Pakistan closer. Ali is a wonderful artist and I have a lot of respect for the artist in him.
On Tuesday, January 18th, the band Common Chords will perform a concert at USC's Bovard Auditorium at PM.
They are fronted by Salman Ahmad (founder of the seminal rock band Junoon) and Yale Strom (world renowned klezmer artist).
Featuring Muslim, Jewish, Hindu, Sikh, and Christian musicians, they play fusion music that blends qawwali, klezmer, bhangra, jazz, and rock.
RSVP for event Celebrate a night of unity amidst diversity at the Unity Jam 2011 Benefit Concert, Sunday, January 16, 7pm at the Spangenberg Theatre in Palo Alto, California.
Headlining the event will be Salman Ahmad, world-renowned rock musician and Junoon front man the so-called James Brown/Bono of South Asia and co-founder of SSGWI.
About 15-odd years since they first topped the charts, the band played at blue FROG in Mehrauli on Thursday night to prove yet again that time hasn't jaded the band's junoon.
Salman Ahmad, who studied to be a doctor but gave up his stethoscope to strap on a guitar and sing, continues to be the band's pillar.
Ahmad vividly remembers watching Led Zeppelin live when he was 13 years old at the Madison Square Garden in New York.