Working as a production assistant (PA) on Morning Edition is less about planning and preparation and more about creative storytelling and technical skill. I was given Steve Inskeep’s interview with Junoon front man Salman Ahmad and cut it and wove in the music. I really enjoy producing music pieces.
“As part of our series, ‘The Urban Frontier,’ Morning Edition host Steve Inskeep speaks with musician Salman Ahmad.
Ahmad was born in Pakistan, but grew up in suburban America listening to bands like Van Halen. When his family returned to Pakistan so he could study to be a doctor, Ahmad took along his guitar.
He discovered that Pakistan, under a military dictatorship, “had changed significantly from the ’70s and I landed in the middle of that nightmare.”
Ahmad’s music shocked Pakistan, and Pakistan shocked him.”