Junoon 20th Anniversary Album Volume 1 Released on iTunes

October 4, 2011

This year’s most anticipated album ‘Junoon-20 (Volume 1)‘ is finally here. The Sufi rock album which consists of 20 tracks, features talented artists like Aag, Alison Sudol, Bilal Khan, Fifi Haroon, Laal, Nusrat Hussain, Outlandish, Peter Gabriel, Rohail Hyatt, Shahjehan of The Kominas, Shubha Mudgal, Usman Riaz and Vital Signs, has now been released on iTunes.

The album costs $9.99 and the proceeds that will be raised from it will be donated to help support the efforts of Salman and Samina’s Charity for Education.

The volume 2 will be out soon!

Below is the album tracklist:

Junoon-20 Will Also Feature Vital Signs, Rohail Hyatt, Nusrat Hussain & More

October 3, 2011

As you probably already know Salman Ahmad & Brian O’ Connell united for the 20th anniversary of Junoon to release two new special edition albums. This ought to be a treat for Junoon fans as you’re going to get your hands on 40 Junoon songs divided into two volumes.

Salman has already released five of the tracks from volume 1 on YouTube, featuring some of the young talented artists, including Mitti by Aag, Dil Main Meray by Bilal Khan, Neend Aati Nahin by Laal, No More by Outlandish and Saeen by Usman Riaz.

Peter Gabriel Offered Salman Ahmad To Record Complete Album

December 9, 2010
Salman Ahmad & Peter Gabriel

Salman Ahmad & Peter GabrielThe “Rock and Roll of Fame” Peter Brian Gabriel, an English singer, musician and songwriter who rose to fame as the lead vocalist and flautist of the progressive rock group Genesis was so touched by the Pakistani Sufi rocker Salman Ahmad‘s voice and composition of “Open Your Eyes” that he has offered Salman to record a complete album with his Real World label next year. He has sold over a 100 million copies which shows the height of his excellence.

Peter Gabriel opened the doors of Real World Records to Salman. Real World Records has been a platform for musicians from all over the world for the past 20 years.

International Icons Sing For Flood Relief

November 15, 2010
Open Your Eyes - Salman Ahmad & Peter Gabriel

In July 2010, devastating floods took the majority of Pakistan. These floods affected around 20 million people, mostly by the destruction of property, livelihood and infrastructure, which people are still trying to rebuild. Rebuild Pakistan and their lives.

The damage had been caused. Some of the most influential artists in Pakistan, such as Salman Ahmad and Atif Aslam, began to help raise awareness with the aid from International icons.

“Open Your Eyes” – Salman Ahmad, Peter Gabriel and Alison Sudol

Open Your Eyes - Salman Ahmad & Peter GabrielPakistan’s ‘Rockstar’ Salman Ahmad had been back again with “Open Your Eyes”, featuring Englishman Peter Gabriel (of Genesis fame) and American Alison Sudol (recently nominated for a Grammy award for best upcoming artist).

Salman and his wife Dr. Samina launched this song on ITunes and other digital retailers. Each dollar from this download still goes to Pakistan’s flood relief through their charity organisation, Salman and Samina Global Wellness Initiative.

Salman Ahmad Releases “Open Your Eyes” With Peter Gabriel & Alison Sudol

October 28, 2010

Pakistani rock band, Junoon’s founder, Salman Ahmad has composed and recorded a special song for Pakistan Flood relief called “Open Your Eyes”.

Ahmad a UN goodwill ambassador has been brilliantly supported in this humanitarian effort by Peter Gabriel, founder of British rock band Genesis. Gabriel, who has sold over 100 million albums and is a Rock & Roll Hall of fame inductee also previously collaborated with Pakistani Qawwali maestro Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan.

“Open Your Eyes” also features the extremely popular and talented American singer Alison Sudol (A fine frenzy) who is nominated for a Grammy award for best upcoming artist.

Alison Sudol to sing a Sufi inspired melody on ‘Pakistan Hamara’

September 3, 2010
Alison Sudol

Pakistani-born rock star Salman Ahmad to collaborate with American singer Alison Sudol for Pakistan flood victims song.

Alison Sudol, is known professionally as A Fine Frenzy. She is an American alternative singer and songwriter and pianist. The project established her as one of the most talented young singers and songwriters around; it received rave reviews, was widely exposed through songs being licensed to numerous television shows including the television series House, and reached Number One on Billboard’s “Heatseeker” charts. She has recently collaborated with the Pakistani rockstar Salman Ahmad on Pakistan flood victims song. According to Salman, she sang a Sufi inspired melody with him on “Pakistan Hamara” (yes, its name has been changed from Khwab).

“Her desi accent is excellent!”, says Salman.

Sudol is far from being some kind of romantic Luddite. In fact, she was active on Twitter long before it became a cultural phenomenon—to the point that she now has over a million and a half followers, making her one of the top ten artists on the service, alongside folks like Britney Spears and John Mayer.

Salman further added that Peter Gabriel will be bringing his genius to the song on September

Salman Ahmad to collaborate with Peter Gabriel for ‘Khwab’

August 26, 2010

Salman Ahmad is all set to collaborate with the none other than ‘Peter Brian Gabriel‘, an English singer, musician and songwriter who rose to fame as the lead vocalist and flautist of the progressive rock group Genesis and after leaving Genesis, went on to a successful solo career, on the international song ‘Khwab‘ aimed at raising funds for the country’s flood disaster.

Salman Ahmad plans Pakistan flood victims song

August 17, 2010

Salman Ahmad is penning a new song to raise funds for the country’s flood disaster. Salman & Samina Global Wellness Initiative (SSGWI) are producing an international song ‘Khwab‘ – the Urdu word for dream – which is due to be ready in a couple of weeks’ time and Salman hopes to record it with Pakistani and Western artists and video of the song will focus on the people of Pakistan’s resilient spirit and their yearning for relief from hardships.