Sugar Land Councilman Harish Jajoo presented the proclamation from City of Sugar land to the music duo Salim-Sulaiman. The organizers thanked the brothers and everyone for their support for the noble cause.
By Vanshika Vipin HOUSTON: On Sunday, November 16, Houstonians welcomed the musician brothers Salim and Sulaiman Merchant at the Arena Theatre. The show was organized and presented by Aziz Dharani, The Merchant Insurance Group, and the Aga Khan Foundation USA.
Salim and Sulaiman Merchant are brothers born in Bhuj, Kutch, Gujarat, India. They belong to an Ismaili Muslim family. As the sons of composer and a veteran of the film industry Sadruddin Merchant, Salim mastered the piano at the Trinity College of Music in London while Sulaiman took up tabla training with legends such as Taufiq Qureshi and Ustad Zakir Hussain.
They emerged as popular music directors in 2003. They have been composing music for over a decade, to name a few Bhoot, Iqbal, Neal ‘n’ Nikki, Chak De! India, Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi, Fashion, Kurbaan, Band Baaja Baaraat, Heroine and the latest Ungli. They have provided background score for various Bollywood movies and the latest being Krrish 3 and Bang Bang.
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.
- Aga Khan Foundation Southwest USA Presents Indian Music Director-duo Salim-Sulaiman Live in Concert on Saturday September 17, 2016
- Raza.com, Industry Leader In International Calling, Presents Salim-Sulaiman Live 2016
- Video Recordings: Opening Ceremony & Live Performances – Dubai 2016 Jubilee Games – Project Organizing Volunteers who made it happen
- Official Trailer – New Movie: The Musical Journey of Salim-Sulaiman: SHUKRANALLAH
- Composed by Salim-Sulaiman – 2016 Jubilee Games Theme Song
- [New Song] Salim Sulaiman’s Collaboration with Abida Parveen: Noor-e Ilahi
- Video of Harvard University talk – Reflections: A Conversation with Salim and Sulaiman Merchant
- Salim & Sulaiman at Harvard: Reflection and Celebration of a Life Inspired by Music
- Salim-Sulaiman’s Harvard Lecture with Professor Ali Asani – Follow Ismailimail Hashtag, Samira Noorali & Ismaili Gnosis
- Harvard University: The Prince Alwaleed Islamic Studies Program and the South Asia Institute presents – Reflections: A Conversation with Salim and Sulaiman Merchant
- #SSLive2015 concludes North American tour with a heartwarming performance in Toronto
- Salim and Sulaiman Merchant to speak at Harvard University on October 2nd, 2015
- #SSLive2015 are on their way to Vancouver, after successfully debuting in Dallas and Chicago
- Illinois Secretary of State issues Proclamation to recognize Salim and Sulaiman’s charitable work
- Salim-Sulaiman’s Latest: “Khalipan” – For the Children of the World
- Full Transcript – PBS show on His Highness the Aga Khan & the Ismaili Muslims
- Now showing on-line – PBS show on His Highness the Aga Khan & the Ismaili Muslims
- Special PBS show on His Highness the Aga Khan & the Ismaili Muslims to air on-line today
- Coming Soon, a special PBS show on His Highness the Aga Khan & the Ismaili Muslims: Interviews with His Highness the Aga Khan, Salim-Sulaiman, Alyna Nanji, Prof. Ali Asani
- Nairobi: Coastweek’s Interview with Salim Sulaiman
All Related to Upcoming Events
- Aga Khan University Hospital Karachi, a Legacy of Great Healthcare & Design to be presented by architects from Payette and AKU at the 29th Annual Healthcare Facilities Symposium & Expo
- Marvelous Creatures: Animals in Islamic Art, at the Aga Khan Museum Toronto
- 5th Alliance Conference Canada – Annual event for Ismaili business owners, professionals and entrepreneurs
- Legendary Sufi Singer Abida Parveen Makes Rare Appearance in Toronto
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