• ‘Freemuse Ambassador’ plays Nobel Peace Prize concert

    NEWS ##PagePublishedLong## ‘Freemuse Ambassador’ plays Nobel Peace Prize concert in Norway Televised to 100 countries, ‘Freemuse Ambassador’ Salman Ahmad and his band Junoon will perform with artists from all over the world at the Nobel Peace Prize Concert in Oslo, Norway, on Tuesday 11 December 2007. In just a few years the yearly Nobel Peace Prize […]
  • Book by Salman Ahmad: ‘Rock & Roll Jihad’

    BOOKS ##PagePublishedLong## Pakistan / USA:Salman Ahmad: ‘Rock & Roll Jihad – A Muslim Rock Star’s Revolution’ Salman Ahmad was lead singer and guitarist in the Pakistani rock band Junoon, one of the most popular rock groups in South Asia with 30 million record sales. In his book ‘Rock & Roll Jihad’ he desribes his encounters with […]
  • Pakistan/USA: Salman Ahmad: Obama should listen to Pakistani artists

    ARTICLE ##PagePublishedLong## Pakistan / USA:Salman Ahmad: ‘Obama should listen to Pakistani artists’ As the Taliban silence music in the Swat Valley in northern Pakistan, Freemuse ambassador and singer Salman Ahmad denounces the Pakistani peace accord with the Taliban. American president Barack Obama has promised to listen to the Muslim world. He can start by listening […]
  • Pakistan: ‘Taliban have hijacked Islam’, says Freemuse ambassador

    ARTICLE ##PagePublishedLong## Pakistan:‘Taliban have hijacked Islam’, says Freemuse ambassador Responding to the situation in Swat valley where music has been silenced by the Taliban, Pakistani rockstar Salman Ahmad puts forward his view that the Islam of Pakistan is the faith that takes inspiration from the tolerant Sufi teachings of poets and philosophers like Rumi, Bulleh […]
  • Human Rights for Musicians – Impressions & Descriptions: Salman Ahmad

    PUBLICATIONS TEN YEARS WITH FREEMUSE IMPRESSIONS & DESCRIPTIONS Salman Ahmad Musician and composer, Pakistan Music, I believe, is the strongest dialogue you can make with other people. Music lifts the veil of darkness from the Truth. Maybe this is why some mullahs are afraid of music. They are afraid that if people are free to […]
  • Three films about music and Islam hit Scandinavia

    NEWS ##PagePublishedLong## Sweden and Denmark:Three films about music and Islam hit Scandinavia Pakistani rock star and filmmaker Salman Ahmad, and editor of the UK world music magazine Songlines Simon Broughton will make a quick visit to Denmark and Sweden in February to show three documentari films highlighting essential discussions concerning music and Islam. Salman Ahmad will […]
  • Denmark: Focus on arguments against religious music prohibition

    ACTIVITIES ##PagePublishedLong## Denmark: Focus on arguments against religious music prohibition Two national tv stations and several newspapers interviewed the Pakistani rock musician Salman Ahmad about his viewpoints on music prohibition in Islam Salman Ahmad was visiting the Danish capital Copenhagen to present the documentary film, ‘The Rock Star and the Mullahs’. After screening the film, […]
  • USA: Banned Musician speaks at Clinton Global Initiative

    NEWS ##PagePublishedLong## USA:Banned musician invited to speakat Clinton Global Initiative Pakistani guitarist Salman Ahmad is invited to speak at former US president Bill Clinton’s Global Initiative panel in New York on 21 September 2006 Salman Ahmad will make a presentation on the role of culture in building bridges between Islam and the West.Salman last year […]
  • Salman Ahmad

    SALMAN AHMAD Musician (Pakistan)       Salman Ahmad was a member of the Pakistani rock band Junoon, until he moved to the US. In this video interview he tells about his experience of meeting with clerics in Pakistan and discussing with them whether it is true that music is prohibited according to Islam.   Wimpy […]
  • Pakistan: The censored meet the censor

    NEWS ##PagePublishedLong## Pakistan: The censored meet the censorWhere in Islam does it say that music is forbidden?” In the BBC4 programme “The Rock Star and the Mullah”, Salman Ahmad, guitarist with Pakistani rock group Junoon, meet the men who banned music. From BBC;http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/3322539.stm Related reading
  • Freemuse.org: Focus on artists from the Middle East

    NEWS Freemuse.org:Videocamera focus on artists from the Middle East Watch the new video interviews on www.freemuse.org During the ‘Images of the Middle East’ festival in Denmark in August-September 2006, Freemuse recorded video interviews with… • Turkish-Kurdish folk singer  Sivan Perwer• Palestinian-Israeli singer Kamilya Jubran• Lebanese Death Metal band Oath to Vanquish• Lebanese-French rapper and composer Clotaire K• Also, […]
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