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Rock & roll jihad : a Muslim rock star's revolution / Salman Ahmad with Robert Schroeder.

Author/Creator:
Ahmad, Salman.
Other Title:
Rock and roll jihad
Edition:
1st Free Press hardcover ed.
Publication:
New York : Free Press, 2010.
Format/Description:
Book
229 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
Subjects:
Ahmad, Salman.
Rock musicians -- Pakistan -- Biography.
Summary:
Pakistan-born Salman Ahmad is the first rock & roll star to destroy the wall dividing the West and the Muslim world. Salman's story began in New York, where he spent his teen years learning to play guitar, hanging out at rock clubs, making American friends, and dreaming of rock-star fame. When his family returned to Pakistan and Salman was forced into the strictures of a newly fundamentalist society, he created his own underground jihad: a traveling guitar club that met in private spaces, mixing Urdu love poems with Casio synthesizers and ragas with power chords. Later, he founded Junoon, which became South Asia's biggest rock band. In the center of a new generation of young Pakistanis whose religion gives them compassion for and not fear of the West, and who see modern music as a "rainbow bridge" that links their lives to the rest of the world, nothing could stop Salman's star from rising.--From publisher description.
Contents:
The Taliban and the guitar
Growing up
Wandering spirits
American desi
Finding my way
Rock & roll jihad
Freedom
Junoon
Banned in Pakistan
Fusion
The flight
"Speak"
"Ghooma tana".
Notes:
Includes discography and filmography.
ISBN:
9781416597674
1416597670
OCLC:
310397958
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