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This Is My Best Favorite Song
Junoon ( Urdu: جنون, Literal English Translation: "Obsession/Passion" ) Was a Sufi Rock Band From Karachi,Pakistan, Formed In 1990 By Songwriter/Guitarist Salman Ahmad, Vocalist Ali Azmat, Brian O'Connell Bass Guitar, Backing Vocals Who Were Soon Joined By Keyboardist Nusrat Hussain. Junoon Was Pakistan's Most Successful Band And Were Regarded As The Pioneers Of Sufi Rock Music ( Influenced By Sufism - a Mystic, Devotional Tradition Within Islam ).[1] Q Magazine Calls Them "One Of The Biggest Bands In The World".

They Sing Mostly In The Language Of Urdu, In a Style Blending Western Hard Rock With Sindhi And Punjabi Folk And Qawwali. Junoon, In Effect, Had To Create An Audience For Rock Music In Pakistan. "The Band's Appeal Reaches Beyond The Westernised Elite", Says Newsweek.

The New York Times Called Junoon as " The U2 Of Pakistan ". In a Preview To Junoon's Performance At The House Of Blues In Los Angeles, The L.A. Times Says Junoon's "Ability To Captivate Audiences" Is "Inspiring Beatles-Like Reactions".

In 1998, Junoon Won The " Best International Group " Title At The Channel ( V ) Music Awards, Where They Performed Along With World-Wide Icons Sting, The Prodigy And Def Leppard. Azadi Was Nominated For Best International Album, Having Achieved The Prestigious Honour Of Being The Highest Selling Album In Pakistan And Bangladssh 1998. Junoon Headlined The BBC Mega Mela In 1998, Which Was The Largest Asian Festival Outside Of The South Asia.....
Dilawar Mastan Shaikh
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