World music, Sufi rock superstars Junoon perform live in concert
Salman Ahmad, founder, lead guitarist and singer of the band Junoon, has been described as the “Bono of Asia” – but to world music lovers who have followed Ahmad’s social activist and Sufi rock career – Bono is called the “Salman Ahmad of Europe.”
The internationally acclaimed band, Junoon, will perform live in concert at 8 p.m. on Friday, March 18 at the Kimball Theatre, located at Merchant’s Square in Colonial Williamsburg. The concert, part of William & Mary’s Asian Studies Initiative Silk Road Event Series, is free and open to the public. Tickets are required for admission.
Junoon’s blend of Western rock and Sufi music has been a sensation throughout Europe and the Subcontinent, selling more than 30 million albums worldwide since 1990. Tamara Sonn, Kenan professor of humanities and religious studies and co-coordinator of the event, said the concert is an opportunity for individuals unaware of world music to expand their perspectives.