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AR Rahman – LIVE in Kochi
May 12, 6:30 pm
Presenting: AR Rahman’s first ever show in Kochi, and his first in 10 years in Kerala!
AR Rahman is a name that that needs no introduction to Indian music fans. To call him just a musician or composer would do his impact and legacy no justice. It is hardly an exaggeration to say that he changed the course of popular music in the country, and to this day, remains one of the most sought-after composers.
This musical extravaganza – The AR Rahman Show – will celebrate the man and his music. Expect old favourites as well as new sensations as he and his famed group of talented musicians look to give Kochi a night it won’t forget in a hurry!
In the early 90s, he broke through with smash hits primarily in his native language, Tamil. Those soundtracks, Roja and Bombay, were subsequently remade in Hindi, and with blockbusters such as Rangeela & Dil Se…, Rahman had become a household name across the country. He incorporated western instruments, orchestral music elements, qawalli, and even electronics, with traditional Indian music. While he has won several National Film Awards, BAFTA Awards and Filmfare Awards, he has also garnered international acclaim with two Grammy Awards and a Golden Globe, for his work on Slumdog Millionaire. Throughout his illustrious career, Rahman has composed music for some of the biggest names in the Bollywood and Tamil film industry, and with some of the best singers and musicians. He has several international collaborations as well – including English, Chinese and Iranian films. He has worked with Ranjit Barot, Shivamani, Clinton Cerejo, and international stars like Michael Jackson, Mick Jagger, Kylie Minogue and Zayn Malik.