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  Pakipop.com > Evaluation > Ishq - Junoon
Junoon is one group that built its musical reputation and credibility on their willingness to explore uncharted territories and to experiment outside the straight jacketing confines of Western rock.
Junoon had already shown the confidence they had achieved in their special brand of East-West fusion on "Azadi".
This is a direction in which Junoon is willing to let its guard down, to rid itself of its recently found earnestness, to be vulnerable in experimentation again.
www.pakipop.com /evaluation/ishq.html   (1109 words)

 Meri Awaaz Suno  - Junoon.9f.com
The junoon of 1998 is the embodiment of guitarist-composer Salman Ahmes’s belief in all-new sound; a belief which led him to abandon the premier pop band Vital Signs at a time when the band ruled the charts.
This was a new Junoon sound, very different in lyrical content and character to their previous music.
In a bold departure from their previous style, Junoon replaced the kit drum with regional folk instruments the table and dholak – on Azadi, which accompanied the electric and string acoustic guitars, "Our music has progressed from album to album," explains Brian.
junoon.9f.com /article8.html   (1432 words)

 Latest Interview with Junoon, Celebrity Online
Aggressively pushing Junoon's cause at every given platform, one is likely to come across Sherry handling everything from band's price for gigs to handing them the hair brush during hectic video shoots to writing articles for the print media on what Junoon has been doing at Salman's ancestral home in Patiala.
Press releases with pictures are delivered on time every time Junoon performs in or outside the country and nearly every reputed publications are posted with every move of the band through phone calls and emails.
Junoon is an entity and all three members are a part of it as well as separate entities in their own rights.
www.mag4you.com /spotlight/Junoon/4115.htm   (2792 words)

 Junoon Concert @ Wembley Conference
They formed Junoon along with Nusrat Hussain, who eventually parted after their first album and was replaced by Brian O Connell, a high school friend of Salman Ahmad.
The song propelled Junoon on to the world stage with their first ever music video which was repeatedly telecasted on MTV Asia and then later Channel [V].
Junoon were ready to launch at this point in their career.
easyweb.easynet.co.uk /~sohail/junoon.htm   (264 words)

 The Village Underground
Junoon headlined the BBC Mega Mela in 1998, which was the largest Asian festival outside of the Subcontinent.
In 2001, Junoon released their latest album, Andaz (titled Ishq in Pakistan), which topped the charts in Pakistan, as well as in the Gulf and South Asia, with its first single entitled “Zamane ke Andaz (Saqi-nama)” which made it to #1 in the Gulf, and to #5 on the Asian charts.
Junoon sold out Wembley Arena in London in April, and performed at “United for Gujarat”, the first South Asian rock concert in New Delhi, with bands from India and Bangladesh, singing together to raise funds for the Gujarat Earthquake.
www.thevillageunderground.com /bio.php?id=109   (1665 words)

 Arc of Crisis: Junoon
The story of Junoon, the rock band that blends traditional sufi music with western instruments and melodies, has much more than a musical connotation in Pakistan.
In interviews with BBC and CNN, members of Junoon spoke out against the tests: "In a region mired with poverty and destitution, with millions of starving souls living in pitiful conditions, can we afford a nuclear arms race?" asked Salman Ahmad, the lead guitarist of the band.
Junoon has also organized a peace concert in Islamabad on October 9, on the birthday of the late Beatle John Lennon, in support of the Afghan refugees.
journalism.berkeley.edu /projects/arccrisis/pakkash-junoon.html   (926 words)

 Sweet Sound Of Success - Junoon.9f.com
Junoon’s first album was an interesting mix of musical genres –; it had elements of everything from soft pop and ballads to heavy metal.
Salman’s relationship with folk music and traditional icons is a form of nationalism few have been able to appreciate – least of all the conservative elements in Pakistan that have slammed the band for all sorts of offences.
Junoon’s use of lyrics from Allama Iqbal’s most well-known and loved poems has been called irreverent by milder critics and blasphemous by the more outraged.
junoon.9f.com /article13.html   (905 words)

 VH1.com : Junoon : Biography - Urge Music Downloads
Junoon, which means Obsession in Urdu, is comprised of the trio Salman Ahmed, Ali Azmat, and Brian O' Connell.
He was well aware of the fact that he would have to start from zero, and though people might have thought of him as crazy to do so, his faith in himself and the desire to strive hard, coupled with his wife's support, accounted for his due success, eventually.
Junoon came into being in 1990 when Ahmed teamed up with vocalist Ali Azmat, ex member of Jupiters, and contacted Brian O'Connell, a bass guitarist from America, inviting him to join the band.
www.vh1.com /artists/az/junoon/bio.jhtml   (701 words)

 Junoon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Junoon won the award of "Best International Group" at the Channel V Music Awards in New Delhi, India in November 1999, where Sting, Def Leppard, and Prodigy performed with Junoon.
Junoon's track "Garaj Baras" was selected as part of a Bollywood movie soundtrack in 2003 for the Pooja Bhatt film Paap, which topped the charts again in that country in 2004.
Junoon's music has captivated the Pakistani youth for well over ten years and they were the only saving grace to Pakistani music on the international scene after the departure of Pakistani pop-music heavyweights, Nazia Hassan, Zohaib Hassan and the Vital Signs.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Junoon   (1687 words)

 Pak band Junoon plans IPO
Junoon would like to kick off an expansion plan with an office of its own in India.
Out of 60 entries, Junoon's "Hai jazba junoon" was chosen as the official song, which was made into a video and the band was suddenly everywhere.
Whether Junoon will be able to re-package Sufi sound and be the Asian rock phenomenon, is something we'll have to keep our ears open for in coming years.
www.rediff.com /money/2004/mar/13spec1.htm   (832 words)

 eMarkaz.com :: Talaash - Junoon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Junoon had finally broken free from its cult status and was now a force to be reckoned with.
Junoon were big and this was further proved when the band won Channel [V]'s best band award in 1999.
Aided by some 'un-acceptable' remarks (as the government put it!), Junoon were dragged into the first big controversy of their careers and ended up being banned on TV.
www.emarkaz.com /shop/store/item-478.php   (622 words)

 Amazon.com: Parvaaz: Music: Junoon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Junoon condemns the destruction of the World Trade Center and the Taliban but criticizes the US government for its amoral actions toward other nations and its support of corrupt dictators.
Death threats and government bans are nothing new for Junoon and they have continued to play despite the difficulties presented by religous fanatics and the rampant piracy that strips away most of the royalties earned from album sales.
Junoon makes some incredible music here, the only unfortunate part of owning this cd, is that I cannot find an English translation for the lyrics.
www.amazon.com /Parvaaz-Junoon/dp/B00004W9QM   (1272 words)

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The seeds of Junoon were laid when Salman Ahmad was a teenager.
His enchantment with eastern musical styles fused with his passion for the sound of the electric guitar led him to dream of a unique new sound which begged to be h eard.
The two of them formed Junoon on the premise that they would expand the horizons of the fledgling music scene.
members.tripod.com /~TalhaP/junoon.htm   (358 words)

 Junoon - PakistaniMusic.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Although the band disagrees, Junoon has been labelled as a 'sufi rock band' by the media, due to their numerous, electrifying hits from Inquilaab and Azadi which took upon a peculiar, sufi style of music.
Ehtessab is Junoon's way of calling out for accountability (which suddenly has become a very important issue in Pakistan), and Mujhe Insaaf Do, in Ali Azmat's voice, is a sort of a 'ghazal-like number' pleading with the government to provide justice.
The majority of the songs were typical 'Junoon stuff', with hard rock fused with the familiar sounds of the tabla, and Salman Ahmad's electric guitar.
www.pakistanimusic.com /artistes/junoon.html   (756 words)

 NPR - Weekend All Things Considered
And what may be most surprising is that one of the biggest voices for peace is an American-style rock ‘n’ roll band with a distinctively Pakistani twist.
Junoon is South Asia’s most popular band, and its music combines Western-style blues and rock with traditional Sindhi and Punjabi folk tunes.
He likes to think that Junoon is giving a face to the "silent majority" of Pakistanis -- people who are very different from the militant Islamic extremists seen on television.
www.npr.org /programs/watc/features/2001/junoon/011027.junoon.html   (421 words)

 Pakipop.com > Reflection > Jazba-e-Junoon
This is Ali Azmat of Junoon performing for a crowd that looks up to him like disciples look upto their idol.
I could understand after meeting them that the raising of social consciousness issues in the songs of Junoon is no accident and will remain a part of the band's ethos.
Yes, they are loud and wild and it helps to listen to their recorded music before seeing them live (and it does require a tinge of appreciation for Rock music in general).
www.pakipop.com /reflection/junoon_jazba.html   (886 words)

 Junoon Wins Awards From BBC and UNESCO- Junoon.9f.com
Junoon were invited by UNESCO to represent Pakistan at the Music for Peace concert, where international celebrities such as Lionel Richie and Zubin Mehta were performing along with Junoon, and legendary actors such as Gregory Peck, Sydney Poitier and Sir Peter Ustinov were the masters of ceremony.
In the U.K., the BBC presented Junoon with an award for "Contribution to Asian Culture" at the exclusive BBC Asian Awards ceremony.
The BBC had invited Junoon to headline their "Mega Mela", a 3-day festival which is considered the largest Asian gathering outside of the subcontinent.
junoon.9f.com /article5.html   (275 words)

 Musharraf sings with Junoon - PakDef Forums
Junoon enthralled the audience with a live performance of Jazba Junoon and Azadi.
Junoon can be popular group but they are definately not entitled to teh comments that they made.
Junoon was banned beacuse it sang a song against corrupion during the tenure of Nawaz Sharif not because they said something against the creation of Pakistan.
www.pakdef.info /forum/showthread.php?t=557   (1427 words)

 Junoon Forums :: View topic - Junoon Rocked Karachi 16th July 04 (Pictures added)
First they decided to cut down the whole performance of Junoon, but they were promoting their whole series of 16 concerts using the name of junoon, they had to bring them up on stage.
When Junoon came on stage I was not much closer to but I was far away from it, very much away from the crowd as well.
Everyone was singing the talaash with them and I suggest junoon to include talaash in their concert charts as they always sing jazba junoon and neend aati nahi and tara jala.
www.junoonforums.com /forum/viewtopic.php?t=257   (3637 words)

 Junoon (1978)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
The events of 1857 were shocking in their violence, and neither the British nor the rebels showed themselves to be very honorable.
The word "junoon" (obsession) connotes a tinge of madness, and that kind of madness is a very appropriate way to view the period.
The "love story" is also suffused with the same out-of-control emotion.
www.imdb.com /title/tt0077783   (282 words)

 Junooni review
Fans at the official Junoon forum claim the album to be one of Junoon’s best works audaciously comparing it to U2’s POP.
The playful attitude of Junoon in the video remotely (very remotely) reminds one of Discotheque by U2 and you can’t help but wonder if Junoon really is trying what U2 tried with POP a few years ago.
Junoon deserves credit because they tried to experiment on this album and did manage to sound very different from any of their previous efforts.
www.freewebtown.com /phoenix/junoonreviews.htm   (1050 words)

 CONCERT REVIEW: Cambridge Rock City -- Daur-e-Junoon Peace Concert   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Junoon formed in the mid 1990’s and first appeared on the world scene with the release of their 1997 platinum album, Azadi.
With the release of Andaz in 2001, Junoon cemented its formative position in the international music scene as surely the most famous Pakistani band of all time.
Junoon is composed of a drummer; tabla player; bassist Brian O’Connell, lead singer Ali Azmat; and vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter Salman Ahmad..
www-tech.mit.edu /V122/N24/Junoon.24a.html   (593 words)

 Amazon.com: Inquilaab: Music: Junoon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Junoon is the best rock band in South Asia and one of the biggest bands in the world.
The new album of Junoon turned to be like their own old conventional stuff.
This album is selling because of their fame, other wise if you just keep aside junoon's image and listen to it, you would think of it as an amatuer band who have just tried to mix a few eastern and western instruments and produced the same...
www.amazon.com /Inquilaab-Junoon/dp/B00004W9QL   (821 words)

 Junoon World Online: Simply The Best!
After many financial struggles during the first two years, Junoon finally came up with their first hit song, in the spring of 1996, "Jazb-e Junnoon" (The Spirit of Passion), which later on became Pakistan's Official song of the 1996 Cricket World Cup.
And in March of 1998, Junoon was invited to perform live at Zee Cine Awards in Mumbai.
The same year when Junoon won the award for best International Group in India, Pakistan and India decided to conduct nuclear tests.
www.angelfire.com /band/junoonbeat/JWO   (408 words)

 Junoon Rocks The West - ContactPakistan.com
And it seems that Junoon too is reaching out strongly to California’s Central Valley, far beyond their traditional Los Angeles or San Francisco fan base.
Since 9/11 Junoon in general and Salman in particular have been extremely vocal that the peaceful message of Islam not be equated with terrorism.
In conclusion, it was wonderful to see people connected to Pakistan and their friends appreciate one of the biggest acts to come from that part of the world since the late Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan.
www.contactpakistan.com /Communitylibrary/general/article0530.htm   (1114 words)

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