Junoon is making me Majnoon (crazy)

So William and Mary always finds a way to surprise me like no other. You would think that after almost 4 years of running all over the tricky bricks of this campus I would pretty much know what to expect—but nope, not here!

The reason I am sounding so wired right now is because I can’t believe¬† that in less than 4 days my all time favorite band, the biggest rock band of the Eastern parts of the World (looking from Williamsburg) is coming HERE…to our campus!

Junoon is a Sufi Rock Band that rocked the world during the 90’s with their mixture of classical rock with the pure sounds of traditional Sufi music.¬† Their music is so perfectly woven together that it reminds the listener of Led Zeppelin and Baba Bulleh Shah all in one track.

Salman Ahmed, the founder of Junoon, and his lovely wife will be gracing Kimball Theatre with a concert and a book reading (from “Rock and Roll Jihad”). The next morning they will be holding a workshop about their service organization that works to improve literacy and such in rural communities in Pakistan.

For those of you out there who might think that W&M is slightly removed from the global community, you could not be more mistaken. Apart from the incredibly diverse community here, we have a large percentage of our fellow Tribesmen (and women) travel all corners of this world. And now…we are also making history by bringing the “Bono of South Asia” right here to our home!

So if you are in the area or you happen to call this area home…don’t miss this amazing opportunity.

Come on over to Kimball Theatre in Merchants Square at 8pm for the concert this Friday, March 18th!

If you are looking for a little taste of this Friday…check this out!

peace, love and Junoon!

-jB

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