In promoting the sanctity of human life, the Qur'an-e Shariff says that good health, like knowledge, is a divine gift. The family unit nurtures the lives of its members, assisting them in their physical and spiritual endeavours. The wellbeing of individuals, in-turn, contributes to the overall health of the family, and that of society at large.
Renowned artists and composers Salim and Sulaiman Merchant have obtained accolades in the Indian film industry and have performed in a number of prominent spaces including at the opening ceremony of the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Their memorable songs such as ‘Jubilee Mubarak’, ‘Ali Mawla’, and ‘Shukran Allah’, which were performed on the occasion of Mawlana Hazar Imam’s Diamond Jubilee, still resonate in our minds. To coincide with the upcoming Aga Khan Music Awards, we spoke with the two brothers about their journey.
On 10 July, renowned music artists Salim-Sulaiman, Ustad Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, and Nobovar Chanorov collaborated for two concerts, sharing the stage with Jonita Gandhi, Vipul Mehta, and Raj Pandit. The artists had the opportunity to perform for Prince Rahim and Princess Salwa, who joined an enthusiastic audience for the evening show.
This Jubilee Concert series features the “King of Qawwali” Ustad Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, in a specially curated atmosphere, and the musical talents of Salim-Sulaiman, coming together in a must-see performance that will include Bollywood, folk, popular songs, and Qawwali – a devotional music style of Muslim mystics.
An afternoon performance of Sufi Voyage has been added to the Diamond Jubilee Celebration schedule, for which tickets are now available to purchase.
Tickets are now on sale for the Jubilee Concert to be held on 5 July at the Altice Arena in Lisbon, Portugal. The concert, which will mark the beginning of the week-long Diamond Jubilee Celebration, is called “Kings of Rhythm,” and will feature internationally-renowned artists Cheb Khaled and the dynamic duo of Vishal-Shekhar.