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 that has people talking. The duo are providing an opportunity for the local talent in the jamat to perform with them, who are rising stars in their own right. They are also conducting workshops for budding musicians and artists. With net proceeds benefiting AKF projects and other causes and charities, providing opportunities to inspire the next generation of artists has not gone unnoticed.
Calgary’s Mayor, Naheed Nenshi recognized their efforts and leadership by “White Hatting” Salim, Sulaiman and the team.
In Toronto, Canada’s Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, Chris Alexander expressed special appreciation with a personalized Thank You letter and tweeted Canada loves Salim and Sulaiman.
The accolades keep coming with all these great performances and associated inspiring and good works (see example below).
EVENT: Salim & Sulaiman North American Tour
DATE: Saturday, November 15th, 2014 at 7:45 p.m. EST
TIME & VENUE: The Arena at Gwinnett Center, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth, Georgia 30097 USA
Angel Eyes Entertainment organizers say 100% of net proceeds will benefit various causes & charities. Salim and Sulaiman recently collaborated with Farhan Akhtar and released the single “Chulein Aasman”, a song about women’s emancipation. Come hear Salim-Sulaiman perform this song live on Saturday November 15, 2014 at The Arena at Gwinnett Center.
About Salim-Sulaiman North America Tour 2014
Iconic Bollywood musical duo Salim-Sulaiman will embark on their first ever North American tour this November 2014 with stops in Vancouver, San Jose, Calgary, Toronto, San Antonio, Atlanta, Houston, Washington and Fort Lauderdale.
Accompanied by their band, Salim-Sulaiman will also welcome to tour singers Vipul Metha, winner of Indian Idol 6, and Shweta Pandit, who regularly performs with AR Rahman.
Salim-Sulaiman have been composing music for over a decade having scored for movies including Rab Ne Banadi Jodi, FASHION, Roadside Romeo, Iqbal, Dor, Heroine, Chak De India, and many more.
The versatile duo has scored for a string of Bollywood movies, composed for several Indi-pop sensations including Viva, Asmaan, Shweta Shetty, Jasmine and Style Bhai among others, composed and produced hundreds of TV commercials.
Recognized for their talents throughout the industry, Salim-Sulaiman have received numerous awards including the 2004 Screen Award for Best Background Music for Bahoot; the 2005 Screen Weekly Award for Best Background Music for Dhoom; the 2005 Technical Award for Best Background Score for Ab Tak Chhappan; the 2007 Zee Cine Technical Award for Best Background Score for Krrish; and the 2014 Mirchi Music Award for Best Indi-Pop Song of the Year.
Incorporating cinematic, folk, Electronica and Sufi influences to their music, Salim and Sulaiman Merchant are among India’s most respected composers. Recently they composed the musical Merchants of Bollywood, as well as their much awaited Hollywood film Sold which is rapidly gaining attention at numerous film festivals.
They have been nominated for Daytime Emmy Awards and collaborated to remix songs with Lady Gaga.
The duo has enthralled audiences across the world with their live concerts, particularly during their performance at the FIFA World Cup 2010 opening ceremony. In addition, Salim-Sulaiman have been part of numerous television shows including their role as celebrity judges on Indian Idol.
Their greatest honour has been performing in the presence of His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan twice, once in Kenya and more recently in India. They have also had the privilege of performing in the presence of Princess Zahra.
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- Official Trailer – New Movie: The Musical Journey of Salim-Sulaiman: SHUKRANALLAH
- Composed by Salim-Sulaiman – 2016 Jubilee Games Theme Song
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