Tuesday, April 27, 2010

A R Rahman Jai Ho World Tour starts June 11

A R Rahman Jai Ho World Tour starts June 11

A R Rahman will be embarking on a 'Jai Ho' concert worldwide tour from June this year. The "A R Rahman Jai Ho Concert: The Journey Home World Tour" kicks off on June 11 at the Nassau Coliseum in New York and will extent to over 16 major cities worldwide.
For this world tour A R Rahman will be collaborating with choreographer-director Amy Tinkham, who has created stage shows for the likes of Paul McCartney, Madonna, Britney Spears, Dixie Chicks, Motley Crue, etc. The concerts are said to include spectacular special effects and global cast of dancers and musicians inspired by his native India. It is termed as a "virtual journey through beauty, culture, and spirituality".
The concerts will include songs from 'Slumdog Millionaire' as well as the Indian films 'Lagaan', 'Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na', 'Dil Se', 'Rang De Basanti', 'Roja' and others.
Here are the tour dates for the 'A R Rahman Jai Ho Concert: The Journey Home World Tour':

Jun. 11: Uniondale, N.Y. (Nassau Coliseum)
Jun. 12: Atlantic City, N.J. (Boardwalk Hall Arena)
Jun. 13: Washington, D.C. (Patriot Center)
Jun. 18: Chicago, Ill. (Sears Centre Arena)
Jun. 19: Detroit, Mich. (Pontiac Silverdome)
Jun. 20: Toronto, Ontario (Air Canada Centre)
Jun. 26: San Francisco, Calif. (Oracle Arena)
Jun. 27: Los Angeles, Calif. (The Forum)
Jul. 2: Dallas, Texas (American Airlines Center)
Jul. 3: Houston, Texas (Houston Toyota Center)
Jul. 9: Amsterdam, Netherlands (Ohio Arena)
Jul. 10: Paris, France (Bercy)
Jul. 18: Oslo, Norway (Oslo Spektrum)
Jul. 23: Glasgow, Scotland (SECC)
Jul. 24: Manchester, England (M.E.N. Arena)
Jul. 25: London, England (O2 Arena)
Jul. 26: London, England (Wembley Stadium)
Additional dates are yet to be announced. For ticket information, visitwww.arrahman.com.

Monday, April 26, 2010

A R Rehman Shahid Bipasha IPL 3 Closing Ceremony Performance

Shahid Kapoor A R Rehman Bipasha Basu performing at the last night of IPL season 3.

Rahman's done. And seems it's the end of the ceremony. No sign of Lata Mangeshkar. It's Shahid after taking a round of the stadium. He says he's rooting for Mumbai Indians. Yes. he's also sporting a blue t-shirt.
Girls hold your breath! Here comes Shahid Kapoor, grooving on the tracks of his new movie. Shahid sets the stage on fire...Really a fabulous performance.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

A R Rahman to begin world tour June 11

A.R. Rahman to begin world tour June 11

New York, April 20 (IANS) Music maestro A R Rahman will launch his world tour June 11 with a show at the Nassau Coliseum here, followed by concerts across the US, Canada, France, Zurich, Holland, and Britain.

In the US, the 45-day world tour titled "AR Rahman Jai Ho Concert: The Journey Home World Tour" will take him to New Jersey, Washington, Chicago, Detroit, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Raleigh and Atlanta, according to the organisers.

Deepak Gattani of Rapport Productions with Amy Tinkham as creative director has produced the concert that promises to be a theatrical experience blending new technology with powerful dance arrangements and acrobatics.

"It will be a blend of the East and West, from Bharatnatyam to pop and tap dance," said Tinkham. 

"The concert will break all barriers with a spectacular show of music and songs from the great music maestro who has won the prestigious Oscar, Grammy awards and numerous other world awards in the field of music," she added.

"The concert will keep intact the heritage and tradition of India with a new modern presentation. The show will feature changing sets, large images on LED screens and a spectacular cast of musicians and dancers from across the globe," Tinkham said.

The concert will span throughout Rahman's career, right from its inception with "Roja" to the latest hit "Slumdog Millionaire" which brought him the Oscar. Besides these, there will be songs from "Laagan", "Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na", "Dil Se", "Rang De Basanti" and his other creations.

The producer, Deepak Gattani, said: "In the 150-minute musical spectacle, the very soul of India can be experienced. From the myths of rural India to the colours of the festivities, the rhythm and beats of the urban culture, this musical concert will have it all."

The music maestro will also travel by road in a bus during the tour. The entire team will move around in 53-foot air conditioned trailers with six touring coaches and one star coach ferrying the entire entourage.

"An international composer cannot make music that is purely national in quality," Rahman said. 

"This will be the first time that I will be performing in London since winning the Oscar and so it is important to play music that will be accepted by an international audience but which retains an essential Indian quality," he added. 

Friday, April 9, 2010

A R Rahman Padma Shri Awards 2010

Music Director A R Rahman receiving Padma Bhushan award from President Pratibha Devi Singh Patil during Investiture Ceremony at Rastrapati Bhawan.

Actor Aamir Khan, Union Minister Farooq Abdullah and music composer A R Rahman during Investiture Ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi.

Bollywood composer A R Rahman, left, Classical vocalist Chhannulal Misra, center, and Bollywood actor Aamir Khan, pose for photographs after receiving the Padma awards, India's highest civilian awards at the Presidential Palace in New Delhi, India.
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