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Salim-Sulaiman Interviews (3 of 3): Bollywood Duo talk to PBS – Religion & Ethics Newsweekly on how faith inspires their music

Over the last 2 days we have shared with our readers Salim-Sulaiman’s interviews – conversations with an 11 year old and with Ismailimail that touched on some interesting themes. Themes ranging from music to sports to service; Mawlana Hazar Imam to youths to musicians to change makers; sentiments that speak of love, of giving and…

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Salim-Sulaiman Interviews (2 of 3): Brothers talk about the genesis of the North American tour, TKN and Giving

Ismailimail is excited to present the second in a series of three interviews, where Salim shared several insights and perspectives as Ismailimail coordinated their interview with PBS in New York. In these heart to heart conversations with Ismailimail, Salim talked about TKN (Time and Knowledge Niyat) fulfillment and the spirit of giving, what they wanted…

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Salim-Sulaiman Interviews (1 of 3): Salim inspires 5th Grade Student discussing Mawlana Hazar Imam, FIFA World Cup Soccer & Music

Before leaving for India at the conclusion of the Salim-Sulaiman Live North American tour, Salim and Sulaiman shared a series of heart to heart conversations in three different settings. Ismailimail is excited to present the first in a series of three interviews, beginning with an interview conducted by Qayl Maherali – an 11 year old…

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Video: In Conversation with Aga Khan – Rajiv Mehrotra Interview, India, 2004 Aga Khan Award for Architecture Ceremony

…you radiate so much of happiness, you radiate a kind of glow, what is the prescription of happiness for you? “The role I have is a remarkable privilege. It’s to be able to help people, and in that sense, when I have a feeling that some of the things are being done, do actually cause…

Apni Basti Mela: A Musical Dastangoi on Amir Khusro's relationship with Nizamuddin Auliya

Apni Basti Mela: A Musical Dastangoi on Amir Khusro’s relationship with Nizamuddin Auliya

Excerpt: The walk comes to an end with a musical dastangoi on Amir Khusro’s relationship with Nizamuddin Auliya as part of Apni Basti Mela organised by the Aga Khan Trust for Culture. The story starts on a playful note and then blends beautifully into the Khusro composition, Aaj Rang Hai. The beautiful juxtaposition of narrative…

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Event – December 10 | The Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat: Celebrating the Nobel Peace Prize 2014 – The Power of Education!

On the day of the Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony in Oslo (December 10, 2014), join Aga Khan Foundation Canada (AKFC) and the Embassy of the Kingdom of Norway for a celebration of the 2014 Laureates, Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi, and their important achievements towards advancing children’s rights and access to education. The evening will…

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Book: Mystics & Music | Frontline

LITERATURE on Amir Khusrau is plentiful, yet sparse. Writings for the lay reader are common; competent studies are few. e books take the reader to the heart of the Sufi tradition and reveal its little-known musical forms. By A.G. NOORANI Chu man tuti–ye hindam ar raast pursi/Zi manh hindui pursi/zi manhindui purs ta maghz guyam…

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Coming Soon … 3 Unique Interviews: Salim-Sulaiman speak with an aspiring Astronaut, Ismailimail & PBS

Ismailimail is pleased to share upcoming interviews that we will share with our readers. Stay tuned to learn about the conversations between Qayl and Salim – story carried by Simerg; Salim-Sulaiman One on One with Ismailimail; and finally, a Ismailimail-coordinated PBS-Religion and Ethics Interview that Salim and Sulaiman did in New York. More to come…

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Sugar Land Mayor honors Salim and Sulaiman with a Certificate of Recognition

Mayor of Sugar Land, James Thompson awarded Salim and Sulaiman Certificate of Recognition for their many achievements and their support of charities and good causes. During the Salim-Sulaiman Live performance on November 16th in Houston, Sugar Land Councilman Harish Jajoo presented the proclamation from City of Sugar Land to the music duo. The brothers are…

Salim-Sulaiman record music for their next film with Ismaili talent from Houston

Salim-Sulaiman record music for their next film with Ismaili talent from Houston

Salim Merchant: @salim_merchant Recorded a song for our next film 'UN-INDIAN' @rajpandit17 @SamiraNoorali @jstarzmusic @djscoop @kamalhaji — salim merchant (@salim_merchant) November 19, 2014 Samira Noorali: @SamiraNoorali So much fun recording with @jstarzmusic @djscoop @salim_merchant and my big bro @kamalhaji pic.twitter.com/pZQnDAmklC — Samira (@SamiraNoorali) November 19, 2014 Kamal Haji: @kamalhaji Awesome session with some amazing talent…

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Salim-Sulaiman’s support of AKF USA to Help Alleviate Global Poverty finds tangible expression

For the last few weeks as Salim & Sulaiman’s North American Tour performance enthralled many so did their support benefit Aga Khan Foundation Canada and USA projects in addition to several other causes. Here is a tangible expression of their support! Image credit: Sunny Taj About Salim-Sulaiman North America Tour 2014 Iconic Bollywood musical duo…

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Event – November 14-16 | AKDN & Nizamuddin Basti Urban Renewal host Apni Basti Mela 2014 in Delhi, India

EVENT: Apni Basti Mela 2014 DATE: Friday, November 14th, 2014 to Sunday, November 16th, 2014 TIME: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Local Time VENUE: DDA Park, Lala Lajpat Rai Marg, Hazrat Nizamuddin Basti, Delhi India   Explore, Discover and Learn more via Facebook | Humayun’s Tomb – Nizamuddin Basti Renewal Project Humayun’s Tomb, Nizamuddin Basti…

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Event – November 16 | Salim-Sulaiman Live 2014 Tour – North America: Houston Performance to benefit Aga Khan Foundation Projects

Come enjoy an evening of outstanding musical performance and support a worthy cuase. 100% of net proceeds for the Salim Sulaiman Concert goes directly to projects supported by the Aga Khan Foundation U.S.A. to end poverty in Africa and Asia. The Aga Khan Foundation U.S.A. is a private, non-denominational, not-for-profit international development organization committed to…

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Event – November 14 & 16 | Salim-Sulaiman Live 2014 Tour – North America: Texas Performances to benefit Focus Humanitarian Assistance & Aga Khan Foundation

Salim and Sulaiman are in Texas this weekend to excite and inspire their fans and thrill Texans with their performance. With sold out performances in virtually every center – Vancouver, San Jose, Calgary and Toronto, the duo are in San Antonio today and Houston on Sunday with a Saturday performance in Atlanta. These set of…

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Event – November 14 | Salim-Sulaiman Live 2014 Tour – North America: San Antonio

Ahead of Salim-Sulaiman’s Live Performance tomorrow, they share a special message for their fans in San Antonio … Watch the video! EVENT:  Salim & Sulaiman North American Tour DATE: Friday, November 14th, 2014 TIME: 8:45 p.m. Local Time VENUE:Laurie Auditorium, San Antonio, Texas More at  Salim and Sulaiman Live About Salim-Sulaiman North America Tour 2014 Iconic Bollywood…

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Salim-Sulaiman Live Show: Toronto Performance | Minister Chris Alexander tweets Canada loves Salim and Sulaiman

Salim and Sulaiman concluded the Canadian leg of their North American Tour with spectacular success with sold out performances in every tour city to date. But spectacular performance is not the only thing that has people talking. The duo has been leaving a legacy by providing an opportunity for the local talent in the jamat…

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Event – November 15 | Salim-Sulaiman Live 2014 Tour – North America: Atlanta Performance to Benefit Various Causes & Charities

Salim and Sulaiman arrived earlier this evening in Atlanta, Georgia ahead of their show this weekend. With sold out performances in virtually every center – Vancouver, San Jose, Calgary and Toronto, the duo embark on the next leg of their North American tour zig-zagging across five US cities. But performance is not the only thing…

Salim-Sulaiman Show in Calgary, Canada - Mayor Naheed Nenshi presented white cowboy hats to the singers. (Photo credit: Amir Jessani)

Salim-Sulaiman Live Show: Calgary Performance – Bismillah Video

Salim Merchant (@Salim_Merchant) singing the song “Bismillah” from the movie “Aazaan” at his concert in Calgary on Saturday, November 8th, 2014 at the Corral – Stampede Park. Salim sang along side his brother, Sulaiman Merchant (@Sulaiman) as well as featured singers like Vipul Mehta (@vipulmehtamusic), Shweta Pandit (@ShwetaPandit7) & Raj Pandit (@rajpandit17). Recording by :…