Live performance of Jawad Ahmed
Jawad Ahmed will be our headliner artist in our upcoming event Mississauga Halal Food Fest 2016.
About Jawad Ahmad was first seen by the world as a person who called attention to the transcendental existence of God through the song Allah Meray Dil kay Andar which essentially showed a way to inner peace, a path forgotten much long ago. The lyrical expression that he has used to portray his inclination towards Sufism bears traces of Iqbal, Ghalib and Faiz who are known to have emphasized on the same values so as to eradicate all barriers that hinder the establishment of a connection with God and differentiate amongst human beings by placing them into morbid categories of race and class.
“I was born on the 29th of September to parents who are both professors of Political Science. This has been an important determinant of the course that my life, and most importantly, my perception have taken. The insight that I gained into the lives that people lead all over the world makes me want to strive harder for a better system where inequality and illiteracy can be eradicated while health care systems and the general standard of living can be improved. However I strongly oppose subversive elements in the society and believe in reforming the system from within.”
His career in Music is preceded by a degree in Mechanical Engineering from UET University of Engineering and Technology Lahore and active participation in various societies including the music and the literary society which he claims formed the basis of a serious consideration of adopting music as a career much later in his life after he had graduated and left the band named Jupiters.
The sensitivity and simplicity that he asserts through his music is not limited to the values that his songs reminisce and hope to enliven. His vision materializes through the impressive community service that he is involved in. Presently, he has been appointed by the Ministry of Health and the UNICEF as the ambassador of Pakistan for the eradication of Polio sung a song “Khushi Ho Teray Cahar So”. British Council Beyond Borders project, awareness regarding the dangers of drug addiction. In this regard, he has used his talent to produce a song called “Tum abhi to aa kar”‘ accompanied by a video to portray the social impact on an individual of drug intake. He sung another social awareness song “Taaleem Sub Kay Liey” for a project of US_Aid. He hopes to present the nuanced aspect of life in order to motivate people to realize their stakes.
Another turf is a program against illiteracy, which he has been exploring for a while. In conjunction with this, he is currently running ten schools in the most backward and underdeveloped areas of Pakistan under the TALEEM FOR ALL PROGRAM.