Hometown: South Asia
Web site: http://www.junoon.com/home2.htm
View World Music Days Events for this Artist
Junoon has sold over 25 million albums world wide and has the distinction of being the first ever rock band to be invited to perform at the U.N. general assembly by U.N. secretary-general Kofi Annan back in 2001.
Salman has also been appointed as U.N. goodwill ambassador for HIV/Aids. He has personalized the "I care, do you" U.N poster campaign in Pakistan by paraphrasing a popular quranic verse "saving one life (from aids) is like saving the whole of humanity". He's been interviewed and quoted in major newspaper and magazine publications like the New York Times, Boston Globe, LA Times, Chicago Tribune, Newsweek and Time and has also appeared as a commentator on major television networks like CNN, BBC, NBC, ABC, CBS, FOX, MTV and VH-1 and other global media networks. Recently, he has appeared in two documentary films: IT'S MY COUNTRY TOO on muslim-americans and ROCKSTAR AND THE MULLAHS which has won a SAJA award. Both films have been broadcast worldwide on PBS and BBC.
Junoon has won channel V's "best international group award" in India has also been the subject of a VH-1 documentary, ISLAMABAD: ROCK CITY presented by Hollywood movie star Susan Sarandon.
Salman has been a passionate activist in promoting peace in the subcontinent. His efforts in bridgebuilding between India and Pakistan has resulted in a song/video he produced called Ghoom Tana. Ghoom Tana appears on his latest solo album INFINITY and is currently being broadcast on MTV desi in the United States.