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 Concert has grown to become a major international music event reaching tv-viewers in 100 countries world-wide. This year, Salman Ahmad – who recently was appointed as a Freemuse Ambassador – will join artists Alicia Keys, Juanes, Earth Wind & Fire, and Annie Lennox when they celebrate this years’ Nobel Peace Prize help spread the message of peace.
Salman Ahmad will perform with his band Junoon – Asias’s biggest rock band ever. He has even been requested to play at the Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony on 9 December 2007 as well, where he will be joined by tabla virtuoso Pandit Samir Chatterjee.
Salman told Freemuse: “I will dedicate these performances to the Pakistan lawyers movement for the restoration of the Supreme Court judges and independance of the judiciary as well as Pakistan’s civil society, media, students and rights activists who have heroically protested against the Musharraf government’s illegal action of imposing emergency in Pakistan.”
Salman Ahmad and Freemuse
Nobel Peace Museum
This exhibition includes a section on music censorship developed by Freemuse, and Salman Ahmad will be able to look at his own story at the museum.
Nobel Peace Prize shared
|See also: Salman Ahmad visits Denmark: Focus on arguments against religious music prohibition
Freemuse interview with Salman Ahmad:
‘Salman Ahmad tells about his experience of meeting with clerics in Pakistan’
About the Nobel Peace Center exhibition in Oslo:
Norway: ‘Exhibition about freedom of expression’
About the Nobel Peace Prize Concert:
magnatune.com (search: ‘Junoon’)
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