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Musician Salman Ahmad

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Musician Salman Ahmad

Musician Salman Ahmad

Musician Salman Ahmad

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He is the lead guitar player for Junoon, Pakistan's first and most famous rock band. The group is made up of one U.S.-born Christian and two Pakistani Muslims. Junoon performs in Urdu, Punjab and English. Their lyrics blend Sufi mysticism with political activism. The band has been playing in the United States since Sept. 11, 2001, and they have recorded an anti-terrorism anthem, "No More." The band is the subject of a new PBS documentary called Junoon: The Rock Star and the Mullahs.