Ali Azmat (left) and Salman Ahmad of Pakistani Sufi rock band Junoon say they perform
to “lift the veil of ignorance about Muslim cultural heritage” [GALLO/GETTY]

Shortly before his death in 1997, the Nigerian Afrobeat legend Fela Kuti declared that “music is the weapon of the future”.

Since then, however, more than $3 trillion has been spent on far deadlier weapons of war which are fought in the name of peace and stability.

But these conflicts have brought neither peace nor stability.