ON FRIDAY, MARCH 2 – 2012

@ DAR Constitution Hall – 1776 D Street Northwest

Washington, District of Columbia 20006-5303

 SUPERHIT SOUNDTRACKS:  Heroine (2012), Ladies vs Ricky Bahl (2011), Love Breakups Zindagi (2011), Band Baaja Baaraat (2010), Aashayein (2010), Pyaar Impossible! (2009), Kurbaan (2009), Luck (2009), Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi (2008),Fashion (2008), Aaja Nachle (2007), Chak De! India (2007), Dor (2006), Neal n’ Nikki (2006), Iqbal (2006), Kaal (2005), Darna Mana Hai (2003), Bhoot (2003), Teen Deewarein (2003)





Salim Merchant And Sulaiman Merchant are a musical duo of brothers, born and brought up in Bhuj, Kutch, India. They belong to Ismaili Muslim family and are inspired by their father Sadruddin Merchant, who used to lead Ismaili Scouts Orchestra in India. Steeped in a family tradition of music as the sons of composer and veteran of the film industry Sadruddin Merchant, Salim mastered the piano at the Trinity School of Music in London while Sulaiman took up tabla training with such legends as Taufiq Qureshi and Ustad Zakir Hussain. They emerged as popular music directors only in 2003 six years after their first music composition in a Bollywood film. They received recognition with their award winning performance for their music in the film Bhoot, in which the music was a very influential and significant aspect of the movie. Their music in the award winning movie Iqbal which was written by Vipul K Rawal earned them rave accolades.  They are Hindi music director duo and quality singers in India. Salim and Sulaiman have been composing music for over a decade having scored for movies such as Neal ‘n’ Nikki, Chak De! India, Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi and Fashion. The duo had also composed for many Indi-pop performers including Viva, Aasmaan, Shweta Shetty, Jasmine and Style Bhai among others, composed and produced several TV commercials and collaborated with artistes such as Ustad Zakir Hussain and Ustad Sultan Khan. They got their first break when Karan Johar asked them to compose the music for his movie Kaal. After that, they have gone to do movies with well-known producers and directors like Yash Chopra, Subhash Ghai and Ram Gopal Varma. Before composing music, they were composing the background scores for movies. Salim Merchant is one of the three judges for the Fifth season of Indian Idol on Sony Entertainment Television (India) and he has also sung in many movies. Salim Merchant has also been recently signed on for the first season of The X Factor India, alongside Sonu Nigam and Sanjay Leela Bhansali.  They have also worked on a Bollywood remix for Lady Gaga’s songs Born This Way and Judas.

Tickets are: $37, $57, $75, and $100, and $150

($150 Ticket includes admission to Press Conference, & Dinner)

BoxSeats are available for a group of 5:

a) Rows 1-12 for $500

b) Rows 13-52 for $375

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