Salman Ahmad’s Focus for Change Music Monday Playlist
This is the first in a series of guest posts and guest-curated playlists we will be publishing in honor of our 10th anniversary Focus For Change benefit taking place on October 16, 2014. This year’s theme is “Stories of Courage: Celebrating Human Rights Defenders.” Our first guest-curator is Salman Ahmad, world-renown musician and activist.
By Salman Ahmad
These songs express, for me, universal love, courage and passion.
Salman Ahmad is world-renown musician and founder of the band Junoon. He has sold over 25 million albums and is also a humanitarian, bridge-builder, and social activist. His real “junoon” (passion) is using his music to bring people together around important social and political issues, such as: bridging the divide between Islam and the West, promoting peace between Pakistan and India, HIV/AIDS, and global health and poverty. Connect with him on Twitter, Facebook and via the foundation he co-founded with his wife Samina.
Update to Salman Ahmad’s Focus for Change Music Monday Playlist via twitter:
— salman ahmad (@sufisal) September 17, 2014