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.
Today, Salim and Sulaiman Merchant are among India's most respected composers, having scored more than 100 films including Kurbaan, Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi, Fashion, Band Baaja Baaraat, Aaja Nachle, and Heroine. They have also scored around 20 TV shows and composed several records incorporating cinematic, folk, electronica and sufi influences to their music. They've composed for musicals such as 'Merchants of Bollywood' and 'Beyond Bollywood'. Their latest & much awaited Hollywood film 'Sold' is already gaining a lot of appreciation at various film festivals.
The duo have enthralled audiences across the world with their live concerts including performing at the opening ceremony of the FIFA World Cup 2010. Their songs have been very inspirational especially their sports anthem 'Chak De India'. They have really redefined the music scene in India.
Salim and Sulaiman have been part of several TV reality shows as celebrity judges including the very popular Indian Idol. They've got the Best Music award for the film 'Fashion' at New York's Syracuse International Film Festival, Filmfare, Zee Cine, IIFA, Screen & several other awards. They were also nominated for a daytime Emmy Award for composing 'Save the Tiger - Wonder Pets' and continue to spread their love all over the world including their latest collaboration with Lady Gaga - Born This Way and Enrique Iglesias - I'm a Freak. They created an incredible episode for Coke Studio @ MTV Season 3 which really touched a lot of people and created a unique sound blending traditional folk with 'the Now'. The songs they created got them closer to their own roots. Last year they redefined some of their greatest hits on MTV Unplugged Season 4.
Salim-Sulaiman will perform Live at Curtis Culwell Center on Saturday August 26, 2017 at 8:30pm.
Beginning in the 1970s, Portuguese Ismailis created places of gathering for cultural and social purposes in major cities and towns where they settled. They also found office space for the establishment of philanthropic organisations that they sponsored. As they developed and expanded, these organisations involved increasing numbers of institutional partners and the wider Portuguese public.
The design brief called for a centre which would draw upon traditional design approaches from Muslim civilizations yet avoid transplanting any idiom particular to a specific locale in its entirety. Significant emphasis was placed upon technological innovation and on construction that would be appropriate to the area. The architects' response was influenced by the morphology of traditional spatial arrangements, by the notion of Islamic gardens and by the patterns in architecture that have served different Muslim societies.
Salim-Sulaiman accompanied by Tajikistan's own Nobovar will perform Live at Dome at NSCI on Saturday December 02, 2017 at 8:00pm